Resting its top 7 runners, and on a dry course for the first time in weeks, Westfield Boys Cross Country had a great team day, finishing 8th at the Golden Bear Invite hosted by Shelbyville HS. The Shamrocks took the opportunity for the varsity to do a workout on the new Semi-State course while the rest of the team raced. The racers did not disappoint, as 23 of the 26 had personal bests, some by more than a minute. Noah Douthit, Drew Schmitz, Luke Tragesser, Jude Phillips, and Jacob Mears all had big races and scored for Saturday’s varsity, while Johnny McClure, Duncan McGraw, and Samuel Novak all had great races and big PRs.
In the JV race, the Shamrocks finished 4th. They were led by huge breakthrough races by Joe Barnett and Gavin Clinkenbeard. Also scoring in the race were Bradley McManus, Corey Phillips, and Nik Pensyl with his own huge PR. Very good races were also turned in by Will Puterbaugh, John Young, Thomas May, Robby Foland, Jackson Mroch, Gage Baumgart, and Devin Hiatt.
The boys are back in action next Saturday, October 1 at the HCC Championships at White River Elementary School in Noblesville.