4 Bears earned top-10 finishes at Boys Town

Cross-country team rests starters

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The Boys Town Invite was the Blair cross-country team's third meet in eight days.
As a result, coach Carson Norine rested some of his top varsity runners and gave their BHS teammates an opportunity to compete. The Bears finished third in the girls' team standings and fourth in boys' hierarchy.
Chloe Schrick led the Blair girls, earning ninth in the 5-kilometer varsity race with a time of 24:52.66. She ran in a pack with teammates Isabella Matney and Ella Donner to start, but separated herself from it during the later stages.
Matney, meanwhile, earned 10th in 24:56.14, while Ella Donner was 14th in 25:39.81. Angy Bona was 15th, too.
On the boys' side, the Bears' Caleb Funk made a mid-race push from the middle of the pack to ninth. He finished it in 19:08.72, while teammate Calin O'Grady was 10th in 19:19.13. Michael Amandus was 17th, Peter Clarke was 18th, and Tannon Bellamy and Zack Anderson were 19th and 20th, respectively.
BHS' top junior varsity finishers at Boys Town were Kade Ryden and Paige Dykstra. Ryden earned 18th in the boys' race, clocking in at 20:48.42, while Dykstra was 77th in the girls' race at 29:24.3.
Coach Norine's squad next competes 4 p.m. Thursday at the Eastern Midlands Conference meet hosted by Bennington.

Blair cross-country

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