Johnnie Guy runs 15:34 for NH
The North Harrison Cougars harriers performed admirably Saturday at the largest and most competitive race of the season, the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer Park in Louisville, where they competed against more than 3,500 runners.
Sixty-six different schools from five neighboring states attended the 56th annual invitational, including elite teams from Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Despite injuries and missing several key runners, the North Harrison boys’ varsity team finished in 13th place with 349 points and a pack time of 2:15.
Johnnie Guy came in eighth place with a personal best (PR) time of 15:34, Josh Guy came in 38th place with a time of 16:16, Jason Head finished in 61st place with a PR time of 16:37, Daniel Fleace finished in 104th place with a PR time of 17:09 and Curtis Wetzel finished in 176th place with a PR time of 17:49.
In the boys’ open race, Wesley Haub finished 73rd and had a PR time of 19:00, Gary Young finished 129th and had a PR time of 20:15 and John Fessel finished 194th and had a PR time of 22:25. The boys’ team, all in all, had seven PRs at the end of the day.
The girls’ team had its best race of the season with five individual PRs.
In the girls’ varsity race, Ashton Bosler ran well and finished 37th with a PR time of 19:55. Natalie Hollensead also had a PR time of 21:18 and finished 98th.
In the girls’ open race, the team finished in 13th place with a score of 341 points and a pack time of 1:41. Shelby Lindsey finished in 72nd place and had a PR time of 23:05, Hayley Elliott finished in 81st place and had a PR time of 23:11, Savannah Taylor finished in 111th place and had a PR time of 24:06, Sydney Taylor finished in 133rd place with a time of 24:40 and Abbey Stone finished in 137th place with a time of 24:47.
North Harrison is slated to run Saturday at 9 a.m. at Bedford North Lawrence.