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Byrne inches closer to sub-16 minute mark

North Harrison harrier Tyler Byrne is inching closer to the sub-16 minute mark in cross country as the season approaches the midway point.
At the Brown County Invitational on Saturday, the sophomore set another personal best, running a 16:06. He won the race, which was split among classes, out of 11 teams. Combined with the schools from the bigger division, Byrne placed fifth. The top-four runners each ran under 16 minutes.
‘Tyler ran an excellent race, and his times just keeps coming down,’ said coach Jerry Love. ‘It’s hard to cut your time down when you compete at that high level, but he is tinkering with things during the race.’
Tim Schoch, a senior from Bloomington North, finished with the top time on the day with a 15:44.
The Cougars took a fourth-place team finish from the Brown County Invitational.
Love said the third place is good for the team, which competed against many schools they wouldn’t face until semi-state.
Matt Bruce also ran an impressive race, coming a few seconds shy of his personal best. The junior pushed to an 18:01 finish, good for an 11th-place finish.
Rounding out North Harrison’s scoring were Ben Cambron (16th, 18:38), Chris Foster (25th, 19:06), Tyler Book (19:11) and Christian Horstman (19:35).
North Harrison will next compete in the Crawford County Invitational Saturday at 9:30 a.m.