The Elsberry Cross Country Harriers continue to burn up the course, especially in the middle school division after taking first place on Monday at Clopton.
Team results were Ben Dowell, fifth; Noah Taylor, sixth; Gavin Woodson, seventh; Deavion Dodson, eighth and Nolan Wilson, ninth. Team member Kyle Tapley was able to finish with a new personal best time for the season.
In the high school division Candice Dowell took fifth place, while her sister, Caylyn Dowell, finished with her personal best time. In the boys division Josiah Heras topped the charts with second place, while his brother, Lyman Heras finished in ninth place.
With not many Harriers on the team this year, Coaches Ezra Tillotson and Jenny Lynn Heras couldn’t be more proud of their runners and the time and effort they put into every race.
Silex is also a Cross Country team small in numbers but have been showing improvement all season.
In the varsity run at Clopton, Lexee James (27th) and Colton Johnstone (34th) and Sean Brennan (35th) finished for the Owls.
The Middle School run had a medal from McKenna Claborn (6th). Carly Lindsey (31st), Ashley James (32nd), Cayden Seithel (24th), James Noxon (35th), Easton Twellman (40th), Nathan Stout (41st) all finished within the top 50. Also running for Silex Middle School was Jake Henry, Joseph Perkins, Mitchell Seithel and Jarett Johnstone.