Saturday, October 14, 2017
Mount Vernon High School (Mt. Vernon)
Castle High School
The Mt. Vernon Boys’ Cross Country season comes to a close at the IHSAA Regional course at Prides’ Creek. Castle won the meet with 63 points. Barr-Reeve was 2nd, Princeton 3rd, Memorial was 4th and Gibson Southern earned the last team spot just one point behind.
Mt. Vernon was represented by seniors Johnathan West and Caleb Oakman. Knowing they had to go out with the lead pack to try and earn an individual spot at semi-state, West came through mile one in about 23rd place running a 5:18 for his split. Oakman followed in 5:33. Both of these were very fast first miles and in the end, it showed. Oakman finished in 60th while West hung on for 62nd. While both runners were disappointed in their times, we are proud of them advancing to the Regional and going all out.
The coaches and athletes would like to thank our seniors and wish them the best of luck going forward! #WeAreMV!
MV Cross Country banquet will be held on Wednesday, November 1@ 6 pm in the high school cafeteria.