The Lady Foxes took 1st place and Foxes took 2nd place trophies at the Norris City Meet. The Foxes went to the Norris City Invitational set on taking home a little bit of hardware. The Foxes were without the top three runners on their team (Adam Wellen, Evan Shelton, and Theron Smith). The Foxes were still content to work hard and take home a first place trophy. The Lady Foxes were without Jocelyn Moles who unfortunately had to quit yesterday. The Foxes teams also had extra athletes that were unable to compete due to the Invitational only having two races.
The girls ran first. Maddie Karcher took out fast and led the Lady Foxes and everyone else throughout the three lap course. Maddie took 1st place with a time of 20:42. It was the first win of Maddie’s Cross Country season, but definitely won’t be the last. Shortly after Maddie was Ashlee Wellen (3rd), Caroline Lueke (8th), Olivia Ragan (11th), Kylee Vaughan (14th), Dacey Webb (15th), and Brooklyn Welch (25th). The top 25 athletes all took home medals. The Lady Foxes ended up taking 1st place overall with a score of 37.
The Boy’s team took off at 4:00 and were ready to attempt to take first place without three top runners on the team. The Foxes Trace Butler took off fast and worked to stay up in distance of the first place runner. Trace kept within seconds of the first place runner throughout the entire first mile. Carmi’s Ty Barbre and three others eventually outlasted Trace. Trace ended up with a 5th place finish overall but the effort he put in was great and he will continue to move up throughout the season. The rest of the Foxes were Braydon Middendorf (8th), Aaron Meade (13th), Brady Thrane (14th), Ian Stover (21st), Owen Shelton (35th) and Wyatt Brown (40th). The Foxes tied for 1st Place overall with a score of 61 points. Norris City ended up winning the race by the placing of the sixth place runner.
Lots of family and friends made the short trip to cheer on the teams. The Foxes next race is Saturday morning at the Olney Community College for the Olney Invitational.