Clay City opened their cross-country season by placing second in the nine team Riverton Parke Invitatational's boys division on Saturday morning.
The Eels seemed to have first place locked up when Logan Bettenbrock crossed the line in first place with a time of 18:33. However, he was later disqualified due to making a wrong turn during the race. The resulting scoring change gave South Knox the team victory with 37 points. Clay City's depth did allow them to still finish second overall with 55 points ahead of Linton's 93 and North Central's 127. Fountain Central, South Vermillion, Seeger, North Vermillion and Riverton Parke rounded out the scoring.
North Central's Robert Shiflett was bumped up to first place in the race with his time of 18:40.
For the Eels, Cole Schroer was sixth overall with a time of 19:22 with Adam Schroer in eighth place in 19:26. Dustin Souders was ninth in 19:30 and Tyler Moon crossed the line in 19:59, good for a 13th place finish. Austin VanSickle was 24th in 21:32 and Bryan Sutton was 26th in 21:59.
In the junior varsity race, Kyle Grassick was fifth in the 4,000 meter event, finishing in 18:17.
In the girls event, North Central took top honors ahead of South Knox, Linton, Riverton Parke, North Vermillion and Fountain Central.
Clay City's top finisher was Lacy Rood in 11th place with a time of 18:45 with Chelsea Riggs in 18th in 20:03. Elizabeth Beyers was 25th in 20:42.
The Eels will compete at Shakamak on Tuesday afternoon.