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North Clay slips past Otter Creek and West Vigo in cross country

Friday, September 24, 2004

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North Clay's Chris Smith was third overall in Wednesday's race at West Vigo.

Running on the road versus tough teams from West Vigo and Otter Creek, the North Clay Knights picked up a pair of three-way victories on Wednesday night.

The North Clay girls team, led by a 1-2-3 finish from Tiffany Young, Casandra Barnett and Raven Enders, slipped past Otter Creek with 19 points to 29. West Vigo placed third with 85 points.

Young crossed the line in 12:40 to win the overall title with Barnett just behind in 12:44. Enders completed the sweep when she crossed the finish line just four seconds later.

Allie True finished sixth for the Knights with Marissa Bryan in seventh, Corey Laue in ninth and Shelby Bass in 11th place.

In the boys race, the Knights escaped with a one point decision over Otter Creek, 28 to 29 with West Vigo third with 85.

Chris Smith, running with a strained hamstring, finished third to lead the Knights with a time of 11:24 while Josh Morris was fourth in 11:25 and Jared Royer was fifth with a time of 11:27 to complete a tight winning pack.

Eli Kirby was seventh for the Knights followed by E.C. Moody in ninth, Seth Wright in 10th and Logan Lynch in 11th place.

In the girls' junior varsity race, the Knights placed second behind West Vigo's 23 points. North Clay scored 43 points ahead of Otter Creek's 56.

Nicole Nelson placed fifth in 14:35 with Miranda Brossman in sixth, Tori Rorabaugh in seventh and Hallie Harbison in eighth. Also for North Clay's girls was a 17th place finish by Darcy Bass followed by Coty Godsey in 18th and Jackie Moore in 20th.

In the boys' JV race, the Knights also placed second, this time behind Otter Creek's 25 points. North Clay had 55 and West Vigo 58.

Andrew Butts placed second for NorthClay in 12:39 followed by Brad Smith in ninth, Josh Lynch in 13th, Josiah Alstott in 16th, Zach Huffman in 17th, Carson Craft in 19th, Chris Swearingen in 23rd and Ryan Brand in 24th.



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