Eldon took a trip north up Highway 54 Tuesday night to take on nine other schools in the Autumn Classic at Mexico. Both the girls and boys’ teams walked away with sixth place finishes while the host Bulldogs won both races on the 3.1 mile course.
The Eldon girls earned 116 total team points while Mexico won the event with 76 points respectively. Faith Parrent was the fastest Mustang among the field as she finished second out of 63 runners with a time of 21 minutes and four seconds. Her time, trailed only Clark’s Sierra Stewart who won the race at 20:38. Meanwhile, Kelsey Wallis finished 18th at 22:46, Nicole Reynolds earned 24th at 23:20, Mariah Wardenburg took 35th at 24:06, Alysa Neighbors came in 37th at 24:18, Lauren Imler finished 40th at 24:48 and Madison McGinnis put up a time of 25:36 to finish 46th respectively.
The Eldon boys put up 120 points as a team while Mexico captured first in convincing fashion with 26 points, taking four of the top six times. Eldon’s Caleb Cotten had the top Mustang time finishing 13th out of 75 runners at 18:42. Aiden Gerber finished 17th at 19 minutes and teammate John Markovitz was right behind him in 18th at 19:01, Isaiah Simmons came in 37th at 19:57, Austin Oberiether earned 39th at 20:05, Nick Young took 50th at 21:04 and Cole Seay rounded things up in 70th at 25:13.
Eldon will wrap up the regular season with one final meet at Fatima on Saturday before districts on October 28th. Starting times are yet to be determined.