Cross Country (Girls V) Cross Country (Boys V) Northeastern High School

Boys Win, Girls place 2 in top 10 at Blue River Valley Earlybird Invitational

By Tyler Hostetler | Aug. 17, 2022 9:03 AM


The Varsity Girls and Boys Cross Country teams competed Saturday (8/13) at the Blue River Valley Earlybird Invitational. The girls were short handed with only 4 runners making them unable to score as a team, but competed well. Marissa Cates led the way for the entire field for a 1st finish in an impressive time of 20:07.9. Freshman Gracie Green was not far behind in 6th place, followed by Heather Crull 13th, and Daisee Spence 25th. The boys finished on top for the 3rd year in a row, with an impressive early season showing from all runners, despite hot conditions and some surprises from the competition. The Knights were led by Chase Cates with a time of 17:00.2, which was good enough for 1st place. A group of Knights followed with Mason Mull (4th), Logan Smith (5th),Nolan Drake (6th), Grant Luebbe (9th), Bryston McFarland (12th), and rounding out the varisty runners (top 7) was Dalton Justice (27th) The Knights will compete again on Saturday (8/20) at the Richmond Hare and Hounds Invitational held at IU East, start time is 9am. Go Knights XC!