Hillsboro’s cross-country runners competed at the Herington Invitational on a warm and windy Thursday.
For the boys, Caleb Rempel placed 23rd among 35 runners with a time of 21 minutes, 41 seconds over the 5-k course. Tucker Moss placed 26th in 22:00 and Orin Blecka was 35th in 45:43.
Abby Driggers was the lone Trojan entrant in the varsity girls’ race, placing ninth among 17 runners with a time of 25:32.
In junior varsity races, Caleb Diener won the boys’ race in 19:32, Tristan Reed placed fourth in 21:12 and Jason Latham placed 22nd in 24:06 in the field of 32 runners.
In the girls’ race, Iris Klein placed second among eight runners in 25:17, Millie Sechrist placed fourth in 30:55 and Jesse Dalke came in sixth in 33:02.
Hillsboro was scheduled to run next at the Southeast of Saline Invitational on Sept. 19.
The next challenge for the team will be the Berean Invitational at Harvey County East Lake on Sept. 28. High school races begin at 4 p.m.