Hancock County athletes competed in the Daviess County Invitational cross country meet at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro Saturday.
Izzy Ross placed 59th in a time of twenty-two minutes, thirty-three seconds in the 5k race. Juliana Nevitt was 156th in 25:45 and Alivia Bernardi 167th in 26:23 as 200 runners competed. Morgan Kobylinski of Ohio County won in 18:16. Daviess County won the team title with 82 points.
Hunter Stephens placed 111th in the boys varsity race with a time of 18:57. Griffin DeJarnette was 189th in 20:21 and Max DeJarnette 250th in 21:37 as 338 runners competed. Brendan Nagle of John Hardin won in 15:36. Daviess County won the team title with 129 points.
Middle school results
Emmitt Meserve placed second in the middle schools boys 4k race. Meserve completed the course in 13:51. Henry Proctor was 11th in 15:31, Elias Meserve 57th in 18:11, Beckham DeJarnette 72nd in 18:53 and Michael Fulkerson 96th in 20:32. Lucca Neves of Daviess County won in 13:39.
Ellen Meserve was eighth in the girls middle school 4k. Her time was 16:41. Lyla DeJarnette was 29th in 18:42, Oonagh DeJarnette 30th in 18:44 and Aubrey Beaver 64th in 20:53.
Kloee Gaynor of Daviess County won in 15:32.
Noah Henson led the Hornets with a 33rd place finish in 19:26 over 5k. Hunter Stephens was 43rd in 19:46, Emmitt Meserve
67th in 20:24 and Max DeJarnette 116th in 22:50.
“I was really happy with how Noah ran. He went out aggressively and didn’t let up. I’ve been telling him all year that he could lead our
team in some races,” coach Wes Meserve said.
“I’ve never had a team with this much balance among my top three boys. We’ve had Hunter, Noah and Emmitt lead the team this season and that’s pretty exciting. They feed off each other, push each other and work together. Iron sharpens iron and they’re working hard right now.”
Nagle won in 16:38. Izzy Ross led the girls by placing 47th in 23:27, Lyla DeJarnette 100th in 26:40, Juliana Nevitt 106th in 28:13 and Alivia Bernardi 116th in 29:14.
“Izzy looked good. She ran a solid first mile, fell off a little then bounced back in the last mile. I’ve not seen her do that this season. She found a way to pull it together after having a tough stretch and that shows growth.
It’s easy to quit when you hit a wall and she didn’t do that,” the coach said. “Lyla continues to look better each race and Juliana fought hard in this one, too.” Addison Moore of Woodford County won in 18:46.