Off to the races

A pack of runners all shoulder to shoulder at the Cross Country boys sectional race

Twelve area runners advanced to the regional competition after the conclusion of the sectional cross country meet at Connersville High School last Saturday morning. While none of the teams advanced as a whole, every school will be represented when the regional meet begins next Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Rushville.

The highest qualifying area athlete was Connersville junior Owen Baker who chased down Hagerstown senior Quentin Osborne in the last 100 meters of the difficult 5K course which winds through the CHS campus.