Despite not having anybody in the top five, Buffalo’s girls cross country team won second place at the Buffalo Invitational Thursday. That’s because the Lady Bison captured seven of the next nine places at the meet, which was won by Hollister.

Junior Sydney Abercrombie took sixth place with a time of 21:42.91 in the 5000-meter run. Right on her heels was freshman Cheyann Kenady, who finished seventh with a time of 22:08.13. This string of Buffalo finishers was interrupted by a Hollister runner, then in ninth place was senior Bailly Payne, with a 22:49.22 and tenth-place finisher, sophomore Jacey Worley, 23:05.02.

No. 11 finisher was Drew Van Nostrand at 23:39.19, followed by Julia Horinek at 24:01.35. In 14th place was Mercedes Horinek, with a time of 24:49.89. 

There were 32 runners at the event, including Macks Creek’s Chelsey Brown, who finished in the 26th position.

There were 82 participants in the boys meet, and Buffalo sophomore John Barrett was the local top finisher, taking 31st place with a time of 19:34.88. Weston Hood was 41st with a 20:33.17, and senior Silas Mabary was right behind him with a 20:33.23. Grant English, of Macks Creek was #45 with 20:45.75.

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