The Homer High girls’ cross country team — the defending MHSAA Division 4 state champs — finished in second place at their own Homer Invitational on Saturday.
The Trojans had a second-place score of 65 points, and Athens finished sixth with 213.
The Trojans were led by Amanda Reagle in first (19:33.50), Jessica Reagle in second (19:56.20), Bailey Manis in fifth (21:25.10), Kayla Kline in 25th (23:23.90) and Anna Willis in 32nd (24:04.9). Athens was led by Audrey Oswalt in 17th (22:59.20), Skyler Golyar in 30th (24:00), McKenzie Fuller in 51st (27:17.0), Sara Parks in 54th (27:46.40) and Alica Holm in 61st (29:03.80). Bellevue did not post a team score, but was led by Brandy Mathewson in 15th (22:35.10), Jade Hart in 45th (25:38.20), Kilee Hettich in 47th (26:30.90) and Jessica Parshall in 53rd (27:41.30).
In the boys’ race, Homer placed fourth with 115, Athens was eighth with 238 and Bellevue was ninth with 256.
Homer’s top runners were Austin Yeakey in sixth (18:25.0), Dylan Hamilton in 10th (19:05.20), Tom Marvil in 26th (20:30.10), Hunter Weeks in 40th (21:35.30) and Dakota Glassburn in 48th (22:51.10). Athens was paced by Mason Mears in 22nd (20:01.6), Jake Iles in 34th (20:59), Ben Reed in 47th (22:46.10), Kevin Schuetz in 63rd (24:58.50) and Sebasstian Hamilton in 72nd (27:25.40). Bellevue’s top finishers were Chad Clarke in 20th (19:56.20), Sam Lothamer in 44th (22:23.20), Dalton Burdick in 56th (23:48.50), Chase Maxsom in 66th (25:13.20) and Caleb Robinson in 70th (26:40.60). Tekonsha did not post a team score, but was led by Calvin Blue in 31st (20:50.10) and Skyler Washburn in 54th (23:38).
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Harper Creek Optimist Invite: In Saturday’s girls’ division, St. Philip placed eighth with 163 points. Ava Strenge led the Tigers with a time of 20:27 (first overall in the 9th/10th grade race), Riley Rutherford was next at 22:21 (10th overall in 9th/10th), followed by Megan Casterline in 24:43, Abriana Burrill in 25:56 and Olivia Ritsema in 26:31. Rutherford was inadvertently omitted in the local prep roundup that appeared in Sunday’s print edition of the Enquirer on page B2.