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Byrne breaks 16:00

October 01, 2008
The North Harrison Cross Country team ran its best race of the season Saturday at the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational, running against state ranked teams, finishing fifth out of 27 schools.

The boys' varsity team had a combined score of 190 points and again improved its pack time to the best of the year at 2:19. Legitimate state contender Tyler Byrne simply ran smooth and smart and blew his personal best out of the water, breaking the 16-minute barrier. Byrne won the race with an outstanding time of 15:27 breaking the old course record by five seconds.

Ryan Foster, still nursing an injury, also ran a great race just missing his PR by five seconds placed 30th with a time of 16:59, while teammate and brother Chris Foster almost broke his PR by a minute, placing 42nd with a time of 17:12. Johnnie Guy, also nursing an injury, placed 48th with a PR time of 17:20, Peter Book with his fourth PR of the year, placed 69th with a time of 17:46, and Josh Guy placed 88th with a PR time of 18:12.

In the boys' junior varsity race, Christian Horstman had his season best time of 18:39 and placed 30th while teammate Casey Wagner also had a season best time of 19:28 and placed 60th.

The girls' varsity team also had an excellent race finishing in eighth place with a score of 385 points and a pack time of 3:50. Kasey Cox repeated another strong race leading her team with a PR time of 21:42 and finishing in 38th. Teammates Tori Moberly finished in 43rd place with a time of 22:00, Cassie Crawford had a great race with a PR time of 23:30 and finished in 88th place, Jenna Waiz had her season's best time of 24:45 and finished in 104th place, and Kelley Naegele had her fourth PR of the year with a time of 25:32 and finished in 112th place.

In the girls' junior varsity race, Samantha Taylor had a PR time of 26:00 and finished in 189th place, Nisa Moss had a PR time of 27:00 and finished in 198th place, and Amber Rodewig had a PR time of 31:53 and finished in 215th place.

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