The Blackhawks boys cross country team competed in the Delta Sectional cross country meet at the Muncie Sportsplex on Saturday, October 10. Based on season-best times going into the meet, the boys were the eighth place team on paper. Fortunately for the guys, the races are not run on paper. The boys showed up for the competition and ran their way to a sixth place finish.
Junior Nathaniel Kirby was Cowan’s top guy in the race. His 27th place finish qualified him to compete in next week’s regional meet. This will be Kirby’s second year in a row to compete at regionals.
Sophomore Logan Walker and junior Perrin Belcher were the next runners in for the Blackhawks, with Walker in 37th and Belcher 38th.
Seniors Logan Byrd and Colin Ashby completed their Cowan cross country careers as the team’s 4th and 5th runners in the meet. Colin managed to record Cowan’s only P.R. on the day.
Freshman Gavin Ashby wrapped up a good freshman season just a few seconds after his older brother, and Senior Christopher Miller ended his Cowan cross country career just a short while later.
Nathaniel Kirby 19:08.95
Logan Walker 19:43.30
Perrin Belcher 19:46.19
Logan Byrd 20:25.97
Colin Ashby 20:40.50 *P.R.*
Gavin Ashby 20:58.24
Christopher Miller 22:36.87