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Winchester senior Ella Baldwin and Union City freshman Conner Walser ran season best times on Saturday at the Randolph Southern Cross Country Invitational earning Baldwin a second place finish overall for the girls and Walser sixth place finish for the boys. 

Baldwin has set the pace for Randolph County girls this season, and Saturday she continued to improve coming through the chute with a time of 21:14. 

In four meets she has done no worse than third. Her third place finish came in her first meet, a three way against Mt. Vernon at Monroe Central. She won the Wapahani Invitational on August 29 and won a four way meet against Union City and Union County, again at Monroe Central on September 9. Her second place finish on Saturday behind Sydney Mathews of New Castle was in a field of 69 runners. 

Randolph Southern junior Olivia Keesling ran a PR (22:03) Saturday on her home course finishing seventh overall. Keesling finished 32 places higher and over a minute faster than she did in the RS Invite last year. She has led the Lady Rebels in each meet this season. 

Freshman Lilly Pierce from Union earned a PR of 23:14. She finished 13th, and Union City’s Chloe Wyatt finished 28th. 

In the boys’ race Walser’s PR of 18:30 earned him sixth place in a field of 97 runners. Walser has been steadily improving all season showing he will be in the all county mix at the Randolph County Meet on September 29 at Randolph Southern. 

Winchester sophomore Aidan Moystner ran a season best of 19:07 finishing 14th overall. Randolph Southern junior Wyatt Shinn’s PR of 19:36 earned him a 23rd place finish, and Union’s George Barnes finished 38th with a PR of 20:15. 

Adams Central won the girls’ team event and Muncie Central won the boys’ race.

Randolph Southern Invitational

Girls’ Results

Team Scores

1. Adams Central 41

2. New Castle 86

3. Wes-Del 96

4. Shenandoah 109

5. Alexandria-Monroe 112

6. Richmond 139

7. Union County 140

8. Randolph Southern 154

Individual Results

Randolph Southern - 8th

7. Olivia Keesling 22:03.8

41. Allie Black 26:42.5

44. Mattie Hale 26:57.6

61. Whitney Sharp 31:26.2

64. Melody Black 32:14.6

68. Emma Pegg 34:44.8

Winchester

2. Ella Baldwin 21:14.9

21. Maysa Corya 24:21.2

29. Ryanne Lacy 25:15.7

Union

13. Lilly Pierce 23:14.6

35. Autumn Rice 26:01.4

59. Harley Losey 30:55.6

Union City

28. Chloe Wyatt 25:11.2

65. Christina Sowinski 32:48.5

Boys’ Results

Team Scores

1. Muncie Central 55

2. New Castle 60

3. Muncie Burris 78

4. Blue River Valley 127

5. Adams Central 129

6. Eastern Hancock 141

7. Shenandoah 192

8. Winchester 216

9. Richmond 216

10. Alexandra-Monroe 221

11. Union County 283

12. Randolph Southern 321

Individual Results

Winchester - 8th

14. Aidan Moystner 19:36.4

47. Brock Hays 20:45.7

53. Quentin Keen 21:03.6

56. Gage Patterson 21:13.1

86. Kristopher Lawrence 24:17.5

87. Tyler Neal 24:37.0

92. Hunter Kisgen 27:01.6

Randolph Southern - 12th

23. Wyatt Shinn 19:36.4

85. Keith Donell 23:34.6

90. Ethan Sayers 25:09.4

94. Dylan Brown 27:55.0

97. Jake Brant 30:07.1

Union City

6. Conner Walser 18:30.8

65. Domronglit Shinaver 21:53.2

81. Michael Vore 23:11.2

91. Collin Perry 26:09.7

Union

38. George Barnes 20:15.7

88. Eli Wesley 24:59.6