Three of the four county high school cross country teams were participating in invitationals Saturday with Southwood running at New Haven, while Manchester and Northfield were at Culver.
At New Haven there were three classes(A-AA-AAA) with the Knights running in the middle(AA). The girls team finished 10th, led by a 22nd place finish from Emily Lehner. Ellie White placed 29th, Haley Heath 30th, Taylor Heath 74th, Kassidy Atwood 86th, Brooke Elliott 99th, Emma Peebles 122nd, Emmy Titus 123rd. There were 171 runners in the race.
The Southwood boys placed 12th. The Knights were led by Aaron Ross in 41st place. Michael Lengel was 50th, Josiah Friedersdorf 62nd, Chase Guenin 80th, Jonathan Collins 86th, Lucas Topliff 118th. There were 175 runners.
At Culver there were three races being open, closed and elite. The Culver Invite is the largest invite in the state and one of the largest in the country. The Northfield girls ran in the elite race with all other teams running in the closed. In the closed girls race Manchester finished 10th. The Lady Squires were led by Clara Burdette in 39th. Kaitlyn Blum finished 44th, Natasha Niccum 60th, Emily Lynn 64th, Sophia Reifeltshammer 82nd, Alexis Vernon 86th, Molly Woods 99th. There were 172 runners.
The Northfield boys won the closed race, led by 3rd place finisher Devin Tracy. Austin Frye was 10th, Joe Burcroff 11th, Austin Andrews 18th, Heath Miller 45th, Noah Shear 56th, Matt Carey 81st. Manchester placed 19th. The Squires were led by Matthew Fahs-Brown in 4th, Tommy Rohr 12th, Taylor Heckman 138th, Ben Reichenbach 163rd, Montgomery Pattison 165th, Jimmy Curtis 178th, Jeremy Herrmann 189th.
The Northfield girls finished 15th in the elite race. The elite race had 15 of the top 25 ranked schools in the state, including all of the top five. The Lady Norse were led by a 25th place finish by Jenna Halderman. Brittany Sloan was 81st, Karla Singer 95th, Jacklyn Peas 128th, Natasha Leland 133rd, Olivia Thompson 160th, Caitlin Eltzroth 176th. There were 184 runners in the race.