The Lady Bison cross country team made history Sept. 25 as it placed first through ninth at the Fair Grove Invitational meet. It is believed that this was never before accomplished by a Buffalo cross country team.

Senior Bailly Payne won first place in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 23.15 minutes, 39 seconds ahead of teammate Sydney Abercrombie, a junior.

In third place was freshman Cheyann Kenady, at 24:11, followed by junior  Drew Van Nostrand, 24:17 and freshman Julia Horinek, 24:19.

Rounding out the next four places were: sophomore Mercedes Horinek, 24:51; sophomore Jacey Worley, 25:01; sophomore Mikala Crites, 25:19; and freshman Skyler Maverick, 25:44. Obviously Buffalo won the event by scoring 15 points.

Fair Grove’s leading runner was Eve-lance Burton, who finished 13th with a time of 29:22.

In the boys event, Fair Grove’s Ryan Odom won first place with a time of 19:04. However, Buffalo boys finished second while the Eagles finished third (and Forsyth was first).

Forsyth runners placed second and third, followed by Buffalo’s John Barrett with a time of 20:20; Fair Grove’s Stephan Scaletty with 20:36. Buffalo’s Silas Mabary was sixth with a 20:45, and Fair Grove’s Alex Ince came in ninth with a time of 21:21.

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