It was a new format and a new race, but the setting was the same for the Boys Cross Country team on Saturday morning when they took part in the inaugural Minutemen Classic at Oxbow Park. The race replaces the County Clash, which was retired after last year’s meet.
The weather was near perfect for a race for the Eagles, which ended up finishing in 8th place overall in the very competitive race between some of the top teams in the area. The Eagles fared well with the competition finishing with a score of 197.
Much like they have done for the past several meets this season, Will Neubauer and Dylan Hockx led the way for Adams. Neubauer ran a good race, keeping within striking distance of the lead pack that broke away from the rest of the racers. Neubauer ran a time of 16:41 which earned him a 4th place finish in the very competitive race. Hockx was next for Adams finishing in 10th place overall in a time of 17:13.
A total of ten runners ran in the varsity race, with the top 5 scoring for the Eagles. Bol Agwick finished in 51st place in 18:26, Alex Macharaschwili was 73rd in 18:50, and Sam Stanton ran 18:52 for 74th place. Ngor Aqwick finished in 18:58, Michael Camileri in 19:00, Jack Rancourt finished in 19:10, Isaac Howk ran 19:38, and Sam Mischak finished in 20:43.
The Junior Varsity team finished in 8th place as well with a score of 244. Grayson Wilson was the top finisher for Adams in the race. Wilson finished in 48th place in 20:07. Also finishing was Cole Evans in 20:13, Ethan Schelstrate ran 20:41, Joseph Evans finished in 21:27, Ben McVeigh in 21:30, Joey Geels in 22:25, Dylan Whitlow ran 23:12, Zac Richardson 26:16, and Jacob Clark finished in 31:04.
The Eagles will complete again next week when they run at the New Prairie Invitational.