Bulldog girls finish regular season with team title
The McLouth girls varsity cross country teams completed their regular season at the Eudora Invitational with first-place medals Thursday.
McLouth scored 42 points, coming in ahead of second-place Gardner-Edgerton (58) and third-place Wellsville (88). Senior Courtney Edmonds led the Bulldogs, winning the Cardinal Invitational for the second consecutive year. She finished with a 12:53 time.
Other top finishers for the team were Erin Watson (seventh), Katie Booth (eighth) and Hallie Watson (19th). Tina Edgell rounded out McLouth's top five finishers in 22nd. First-time varsity runner Darcy Keling placed 23rd, along with Alayna Stewart (33rd).
The Bulldog boys, meanwhile, placed fifth overall with a score of 119, just behind fourth-place Louisburg, which had 118. Top finisher for the McLouth boys was junior Matt Scarlett, placing second with a time of 17:55. Sophomore Scott Smelser also received a varsity medal with his performance at Eudora. Smelser finished 12th. Other top finishers were Nick Edgell, Justin Drinnon and Clayton Garrow, finishing 34th, 39th and 41st respectively.
Finishing out the varsity team for McLouth were Bryce Hoffhines (43rd place) and Michael Annis (46th place). McLouth didn't have a full junior varsity team for either girls or boys. But Neva Gardner took the top spot in that race on the girls side. Crystal Snyder finished 10th and Michala Karn was 13th. The only junior varsity competitor for the McLouth boys was freshman Cody Berry who finished 12th with a time of 23:54.
Next week the Bulldogs head to Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence for the Delaware Valley League meet. The girls will be defending the league title they won last year and the boys will try to finish better than their current league runners-up standing.