SHELBYVILLE, IL. —
Kenton Wilson was just two spots behind in 8th place with a personal best of 15:38.
"Kenton and Jaden both ran together and moved up the entire race," Coach Kramer said. "I think Kenton thought he wasn't doing very well, because Jaden ran so good, but he was too."
Wilson cut well over a minute off of his time from last year and was just over 20 seconds behind Martin.
"That's where where he needs to be," said Kramer. "With continued hard work and dedication Kenton can fly up to the top."
Tyler Pasley was the fifth Ram scorer, finishing in 10th place (15:46). He put all Ram runners in the Top 10, closed the pack within 34 seconds of each other and capped their point total at 30.
"Tyler was top freshman in the meet," said Coach Kramer. "Tyler ran just a fabulous race. He paced himself perfectly and worked up the entire race. A 34-second gap might be the best we have ever had in an invitational meet.
"I knew Tyler had this in him. It was just a matter of him believing in himself and getting it done. Now he needs to show some consistency and do it again. It think he will with continued hard work."
In the girls varsity race, Molly Yockey led the Lady Rams with a 3rd place finish.
"She ran just over 18 minutes for a personal best," Coach Kramer said. "This was the first race of the year where Molly ran a better time than what she ran last season. It was great to see. She has had a great attitude and has been working through the mono and the injuries she has been recovering from last year."
Morgan Powers ran a personal best of 18:57 to finish in 10th place.