All three schools had something to celebrate at Tuesday’s season-opening West Clark cross country meet.
Borden breezed to the boys’ team victory, Silver Creek took the girls’ crown and Henryville had the top two girls’ runners in the meet.
In the boys’ meet, Borden took three of the top four spots and seven of the top 12 to beat runner-up Silver Creek by 24 points. Julien Magallanes was the meet champion. He beat Henryville’s Jacob Hedrick to the line by 20 seconds.
Nathan Magallanes was third, George Tipker finished fourth, Gavin Tipker sixth, Brian McGee ninth, David Wright 11th and Andy Stonecipher 12th for the Braves.
Cameron Stephens led the way for the Dragons in fifth place. Teammate Tanner Coots placed seventh.
Henryville’s Sadie Spears beat freshman teammate Cia Greene to the finish line by five seconds to win the girls’ race in a time of 20:29. Silver Creek had the next six runners cross the stripe.
Brittney Sharp paced Silver Creek with a third-place finish in 21:04. McKenzie Crouch was fourth, Maggie Shields fifth and Jessica Backherms sixth for the Dragons.
Borden was led by Brooklyn Agnew’s 11th-place finish.
NEXT: Silver Creek at Terre Haute Early Bird, Saturday; Borden and Henryville at Silver Creek Hokum Karem, next Tuesday.
• Borden comes back from down 2-0 to win: After dropping the first two sets 25-13 and 25-15 against Southern Athletic Conference rival Crothersville on Tuesday, host Borden roared back to win the final three sets, 25-23, 25-18 and 15-9.
“I think our biggest problem was we were over-thinking a little too much,” Borden first-year coach Gary Timberlake said. “Once we got all settled in, we were all right and they played their best.”
Haley Shouse had 20 kills to lead the Braves.
“She definitely played an excellent game,” Timberlake praised.
NEXT: Borden (1-0) hosts Austin, Thursday.
• Eastern beats Jeff: In both teams’ season opener, host Louisville Eastern beat Jeffersonville 25-11, 25-12 in a best 2-of-3 match on Tuesday.
“Our varsity had a tough time with defense and communication,” Jeff coach Renee Stock said. “Our service errors killed us tonight. The highlight of the night is that our team never gave up on each other. I saw strong leadership and spectacular offensive play from Makenzi Johnson and Mary Pat Geary.
NEXT: Jeffersonville (0-1) at Charlestown, Thursday.