The Chariton boys cross country team ran very well in their first meet of the season at the Wayne Invitational this past Thursday night.

Chariton placed eighth overall out of 15 teams in the varsity standings. The top 15 runners in the varsity and JV races earned medals.

Lance Wallace led Chariton in the varsity race placing 35th overall in 21:23. Tyler Goben placed 37th in 21:29 and Trae Hall placed 38th in 21:42. Blane Wallace placed 50th in 22:41. Logan Demichelis was 51st in 22:44. Max Aulwes was 60th in 23:27. Ethan Fehrer placed 76th in 24:46.

In the JV race, Ethan Poling placed 37th overall in 30:38.

“We ran well together as a team. There were some very good runners at this meet and some of the boys started at a faster pace than they were used to, but were able to settle into their own pace. As can be seen by the placings, our boys run together and push one another. We will work to get our times down with our goals being to go after the teams that placed ahead of us here at upcoming meets. With Wayne only one point ahead of us, they are our first target at the Central Decatur meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10,” Chariton Head Coach Randy Adams said.

Davis County won the boys team standings with 62 points. Albia was second with 68 and Central Decatur was third 72. Pleasantville placed fourth with 193 and won the tiebreaker with Bedford, who placed fifth with 193.

Read the September 10, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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