Boys Varsity Cross Country · Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 12th place at Pike Central Invite


  Place Points
Castle High School 1st 84
Mt Vernon High School - Mt. Vernon 12th 292

On a very hot and humid day, the MVXC Wildcats took to the course at Prides Creek for the Pike Central Invite. This was a “regional preview” for the guys as the IHSAA Regional Meet will be hosted at Prides Creek on 10/19.

The ‘Cats started off strong with both Tommy Kelley and Braden Dike in the top 20. By the second mile, Kelley had moved up to about 12th position. However, because of the strength and depth of the field, he ended up 25th while leading the ‘Cats on the day. It was a good race for him on the hilly course as he typically runs flat courses better. Dike finished in a respectable 29th given race conditions and the number of soccer games/minutes he as played as of late.

MVHS was able to cut the 1-5 place split to just over 3 minutes as the freshman continue to race their way into shape and learn to compete with predominantly juniors and seniors. Leading them and finishing third for the ‘Cats was Micah Luckett who very nearly broke 21 minutes while dropping an additional 19 seconds off of last week’s race. He finished 80th overall. Carson Tucker continues to run a solid race for Mt. Vernon and was 4th on the team while placing 83rd overall. Running in the last scoring position for Mt. Vernon was Ethan Sutfin finishing the race in 89th place. 6th for Mt. Vernon was Keith Alstadt in 101st and the lone Sophomore Lane Branson rounded out the varsity squad in 108th.

In the JV race, Mt. Vernon had three runners who competed: Seth Dewar, Blake Morris and Malaki Harms. All three left everything they had out on the course as the heat and humidity continued to climb!

Once again, I am proud of these young men and the combined effort they are giving to the team. We will compete at Princeton next weekend in at the last Big 8 Conference meet. I am excited to see how they will do as they continue to represent the maroon and gray!

Varsity Boys 5,000 Meter Run Team Scores
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Team Pts 1 2 3 4 5 (6) (7)
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1 Castle High School 84 6 9 16 23 30 34 58
Total Time: 1:30:43 Average: 18:08.53 1-5 Split: 1:19
2 South Knox High Scho 95 3 19 21 25 27 55 60
Total Time: 1:31:24 Average: 18:16.75 1-5 Split: 1:35
3 Vincennes Lincoln Hi 112 12 17 18 26 39 40 –
Total Time: 1:32:09 Average: 18:25.79 1-5 Split: 1:19
4 Evansville Memorial 130 10 14 32 36 38 54 62
Total Time: 1:32:36 Average: 18:31.18 1-5 Split: 1:15
5 Gibson Southern High 131 4 5 27 46 49 56 80
Total Time: 1:32:22 Average: 18:28.23 1-5 Split: 2:01
6 Forest Park High Sch 151 1 11 22 44 73 90 91
Total Time: 1:33:00 Average: 18:35.98 1-5 Split: 4:11
7 Barr-Reeve High Scho 155 8 20 33 37 57 67 –
Total Time: 1:33:44 Average: 18:44.64 1-5 Split: 2:11
8 Washington High Scho 198 7 13 43 65 70 93 95
Total Time: 1:35:29 Average: 19:05.68 1-5 Split: 2:49
9 Evansville Mater Dei 225 2 42 47 63 71 82 87
Total Time: 1:36:02 Average: 19:12.36 1-5 Split: 3:47
10 Pike Central High Sc 261 15 35 68 69 74 88 –
Total Time: 1:38:41 Average: 19:44.08 1-5 Split: 2:51
11 Princeton Community 265 31 50 53 59 72 75 77
Total Time: 1:38:33 Average: 19:42.60 1-5 Split: 1:59
12 Mt. Vernon High Scho 292 24 28 76 79 85 96 102
Total Time: 1:41:19 Average: 20:15.77 1-5 Split: 3:02
13 Evansville Harrison 297 41 48 64 66 78 81 89
Total Time: 1:40:09 Average: 20:01.79 1-5 Split: 2:00
14 Tecumseh High School 370 45 61 84 86 94 108 –
Total Time: 1:44:39 Average: 20:55.74 1-5 Split: 2:57
15 Evansville Christian 454 52 97 100 101 104 106 –
Total Time: 1:53:12 Average: 22:38.35 1-5 Split: 5:00
16 Signature High Schoo 467 51 92 105 109 110 – –
Total Time: 2:03:20 Average: 24:39.89 1-5 Split: 10:48
17 North Knox High Scho 490 83 98 99 103 107 – –
Total Time: 1:56:05 Average: 23:12.99 1-5 Split: 3:04