Moulton Middle School cross country opened their season at home on Wednesday and Shelby girls and Taylorville boys won their meets.

Shelby girls scored just 22 points. Trinity Lutheran was 2nd with 61 points, Taylorville was 3rd (75 pts), and Okaw Valley scored 78. Taylorville boys won by 14 points (25 pts) over 2nd place Okaw Valley (39 pts). Shelby was 4th (59 pts) and Trinity Lutheran was a far 4th (120 pts).

Shelby girls were led, far and away, by Caroline White (13:22). She raced into the chute 53 seconds ahead of the #2 runner Mya Friese from Stewardson Trinity Lutheran (14:15), Freiese (14:15) out-raced Tessa Bowers of Shelbyville by 3 seconds down the stretch (14:18).

Laila Christensen of Okaw Valley led the T’Wolves in 4th place (14:25). The next five runners were from Shelbyville. Anna Tynan (14:30), Jordynn Mayhall (14:38), Katie Nohren (14:42), Elly Osborn (14:58), and Lizzie Reed (15:02). The 10th finishers was Alyssa Andreatta the #1 Tornado (15:25).

Shelby scored 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th for 22 team points and their 6th and 7th girls were 8th, and 9th beating all but 3 girls, the #1’s from each opponent.

On the boys’ side, Dominic Harrold, last year’s standout runner led most of the race. Down the stretch, new teammate, Ryan Forlines (11:48), who had transferred from Shelbyville, raced by Harrold (11:49) for the win. Okaw finished 1st and 2nd.

Despite that leg up, the next five finishers (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th) were from Taylorville, giving them the team win with 25 points. Grady Ogden of Shelbyville was the #1 Ram in 8th place (12:42).

Camden Moore of OV was 9th (12:50) and Ram Luke Brewer raced into the chute in 10th (12:57). T’Wolf Parker Spellman was 11th (13:00). Shelby’s Kelton Logan was 12th (13:19).

Taylorville was the 13th runner across. Zayne Hankins (13:31) and Tucker Kull (13:33) were the 4th and 5th Rams in. They capped their score at 59 points. Transfer Seth Forlines finished in 16th to cap Okaw’s score at 39 points.

Wednesday

Shelbyville Meet

GIRLS

1. Shelbyville 22, 2. Trinity 61, 3. Taylorville 75, 4. Okaw Valley 78

Shelby: 1. White 13:22, 3. Bowers 14:18, 5. Tynan 14:30, 6. Mayhall (S) 14:38, 7. Nohren 14:42, 8. Osborn 14:58, 9. Reed 15:02; 12. Maisie Kull 15:35, 13. Briley Shutt 15:35, , 15. Aleah Logan 15:59, 20. Greta Duke 16:35, 30. Meredith Chambers 17:50, 31. Madi Mitchell 17:55, 32. Sara Tynan 18:30, 33. Tailyn Hancock 18:43, 36. Haylee Kay 19:19, 41. Bria Townsend 20:12

Trinity: 2. Mya Friese 14:15, 16. (13th) Mollie Slifer 16:15, 17. (14th) Gracie Slifer 16:22, 18. (15th) Alaira Friese 16:22, 21. (17th) Gabby Vonderheide 16:38, 27. (23th) Zaida Wascher 17:42, 28. (24th) Colby McCormick 17:44

Okaw: 4. Laila Christensen 14:25, 14. (12th) Julia Schrock 15:58, 23. (19th) Kate Stauder 16:39, 25. (21st) Erin Harris 17:29, 26 (22nd) Gracey Christensen 17:35, 29. (25th) Sophia Tice 17:49, 42. (28th) Kaya Forlines 22:01, 43rd Adrina Brown 22:25

T’ville: 10. Alyssa Andreatta 15:25, 11. Grace Rogers 15:28, 19. (16th) Brooke Hemstess (16:25), 22. (18th) Grayce Goodroe 16:38, 24. (20th) Julia Prose 17:27, 34. (26th) Lydia Haberling 18:58, 35. (27th) Camille Heberthy 19:14, 37. Marley Dively 19:32, 44. Nora Thomas 23:39

Matt: 38. Myala Peyhouse 19:36, 39. Ava Larson 20:05, 40. River Logan 20:08

BOYS

1. Taylorville 25, 2. Okaw Valley 39, 3. Shelbyville 59, 4. Trinity Lutheran 120

Okaw: 1. R Forlines 11:48, 2. Harrold 11:49, 9. Moore 12;50, 11. Spellman 13:00, 16. S Forlines 13:39, 19. Grady Sparks 14:35, 28. (21st) Andrew Neal 15:41, 29. Carson Nixon 15:45, 31. Zeb Francisco 16:00, 32. Garrett Ferguson 16:06, 34. Xander Ashley 16:30, 36. Byran McCarrey 16:57, 39. Lukus Northcraft 17:38, 46. Xavier Coney 20:14

Shelby: 8. Ogden 12:42, 10. Brewer 12:57, 12. Logan 13:19, 14. Hankins 13:31, 15. Kull 13:3317. Will Nohren 13:52, 18. Warren Weekly 14:02, 20. Jack McClain 14:44, 23. Mason Joner 15:18, 24. Karson Brunes 15:25, 30. Jake Palmer 15:51, 33. Izik Hood 16:20, 41. Silas Hicks 18:19, 42. James Palmer 18:34, 48. Harrison Duke 26:59

Trinity: 37. (22nd) Brody Bible 17:06, 38. (23rd) Jakob Gurgel 17:36, 43. (24th) Oliver Wascher 18:43, 44. (25th) Austin Rahn 18:57, 45. (26th) Holden Ashmore 18:54

T’ville: 3. Martin 11;52, 4. Sloan 12:08, 5. Howard 12:23, 6. Good 12:24, 7. Chesser 12:39, 13. Harker 13;25, 21. (20th) Davis 14:51, 22. Gonzales 15:01, 25. Schriver 15:32, 26. Corpin 15:33, 27. Brown 15:36, 40. Adams 17:50

Matt: 35. Stanley Himes 16:52, 47. Callaway Waggoner 22:17

John Curtis can be reached at john.curtis@shelbyvilledailyunion.com

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