Viking harriers set two school marks in runner-up finish at Flashrock Invitational

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity cross country team set two school records on the way to a second place finish Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Flashrock Invitational.

The five-man scoring contingent of Ross Ochs, Josh Graham, Sam Doughty, Austin Roberts and Jake Crosley came home in a school-record combined time of 80:50, and seven runners in all went under 17 minutes for a second school mark as the Vikings scored 84 points for their runner-up finish to Noblesville.

Five of those top seven runners also set personal records as the Vikings continue to gear up for the upcoming state series, noted Coach Curtis Hines.

"We ran very well today," he commented. "We have gotten faster every week this season."

Ochs was again the lead Viking, placing sixth in a personal-best time of 15:41.2. Graham finished 15th in 16:07.1, and Doughty was one spot back in a personal record 16:11.4. Roberts placed 18th in 16:16.6 and Crosley was 29th in a personal record of 16:35.6.

Kaylan Newcomb was 43rd in a personal record 16:52.6 and Sean Lewis was 45th with his personal best of 16:54.4.

Also running for HNHS were Darius Vogleman, Josh McIntyre, Cordell Lewis, Garrett Humbert and Nick Yarger, all of whom got personal best marks on the day.

Noblesville was tops among the 21 teams competing with 64 points. Hamilton Southeastern was third with 140, Warren central was fourth with 141 and Cathedral was fifth with 147.

Hale O'Herren of Cathedral was the individual winner, coming home in 15:19.1.