Though they were missing one of their top runners due to a case of bronchitis, Clay City fared well at the Riverton Parke Cross Country Invite.
Adam Schroer was the front running Clay City harrier at the Terre Haute Early Bird meet but was absent from the lineup on Saturday while he recovers.
However, the Eels got a victory from Logan Bettenbrock in 18:11 to edge out North Central's Robert Shiflett (18:14). The Thunderbirds were the team victors however, scoring 36 points to Clay City's second place 47. South Vermillion ran third while South Knox was fourth and Fountain Central fifth in the 11-team field.
Clay City's Braxton Griffith was sixth in a time of 19:10 followed by a 12th place finish from Tyler Moon (19:36) and Ben Dickey (19:37) was just behind in 13th place. Parker Modesitt raced to a 15th place finish in 19:46. Austin Vansickle was 18th and Kevin Cook placed 22nd.
The girls cross country race went to Seeger with 57 points and Linton was the runnerup with 66. Clay City ran to a fifth place finish with 101 team points.
Kayla Withrow led the Lady Eels with a 10th place finish in a time of 17:53 and Andrea Ladd raced to a 24th place in 19:57. Rachael Narlock finished in 19:59, good for 25th and Kayla Baumgartner was 28th in 20:27 followed by Whitney Ames in 48th overall in 23:30.
West Washington's Heather Livers was the winner in a time of 16:13, more than a minute ahead of second place Kylie Hesler of Fountain Central.