The Silver Creek girls’ cross country team protected its home course on Tuesday at Silver Creek Primary School by winning the Silver Creek Dragon Invitational with 61 points.
The Dragons had three runners finish in the top 10. Juniors Maggie Shields placed third, Mackenzie Crouch wound up fifth and Jessica Backherms was 10th. Rounding out the Silver Creek scoring were Brittany Sharp in 16th and Sandy Wagner in 18th.
“The girls again proved to be up to the challenge to win the invitational,” Dragons’ coach Darrell Kingery said. “We continue to get better even though we have not had one race where everyone ran well on the same day. Hopefully, we will be able to do that when the time is right. But for right now, we will celebrate an outstanding team effort.”
Charlestown ended up fifth, followed by Jeffersonville and Henryville. Hornet senior Sadie Spears ran second in the girls’ race, 11 seconds behind winner Ashton Bosler from North Harrison. New Washington freshman Olivia Graebe ended up seventh, and Pirate junior Whitney Andrews was eighth.
The Borden boys’ team finished second with 91 points. Silver Creek placed fourth, followed by Henryville in fifth.
Brave sophomore Julien Magallanes won the race in a time of 16:13. Henryville’s Jacob Hedrick placed fifth, while Home School Union’s Michael Sheets finished 12th.
Borden’s Nathen Magallanes placed 15th, followed by Silver Creek’s Tanner Coots, the Braves’ George Tipker, the Dragons’ Dalton Terry and Borden’s Gavin Tipker.
“I thought our boys ran hard and fourth for us right now is very good,” Kingery said. “We are a little beat up with injuries, but many of the guys stepped up and got the job done. If we can get healthy, we can be a major factor come sectional time.”
SILVER CREEK DRAGON INVITATIONAL
At Silver Creek Primary School
Team scores: Silver Creek 61, North Harrison 80, Seymour 94, Switzerland County 150, Charlestown 195, Jeffersonville 216, Henryville 253, Crawford County 271, Lanesville 289, Borden 289, Trinity Lutheran 316, New Washington 320, Corydon Central 324, Home School Union 343.
Silver Creek: 3. Maggie Shields 20:09, 5. Mackenzie Crouch 20:16, 10. Jessica Backherms 21:29, 16. Brittany Sharp 22:02, 18. Sandy Wagner 22:09.
Charlestown: 8. Whitney Andrews 21:25, 21. Alysha Flaget 22:32.
Henryville: 1. Sadie Spears 19:47, 11. Cia Greene 21:32.
Providence: 29. Stefany Covarrubias, 41. Vanessa Covarrubias, 79. Ginny McCauley.
New Washington: 7. Olivia Graebe 21:21.
Home School Union: 13. A. Sweetland 21:39.
Next: Charlestown, Henryville, New Washington, Providence, Silver Creek at Madison Courier Invitational, Saturday at Hanover College; Jeff at Bedford North Lawrence Invitational, Saturday; Borden at Paoli Invitational, Thursday.