Multiple Teams · CC 2nd & 4th at CIC Meet


The Bruins hosted the CIC Cross Country Championships and had a great morning despite the cold and rain. The girls finished 2nd and the boys finished 4th!

The Lady Bruins lone JH girl, Natalie Thurman finished 6th. Oak Hill took the title.

Michael Waters led the JH boys with a 14th place finish. Thomas Parsons finished 39th, Noah Kitterman finished 42nd, and Ken Knag placed 50th. Oak Hill took the title.

Sophomore Falynne Reed lead the Lady Bruins to a 2nd place finish behind champion Oak HIll. Reed finished 4th overall. Also competing were Bailey Cline (11th), Jamie Twibell (14th), Bry Futtrell (17th), and Jordan Charnley (25th). The Bruins were without Ashley Thurman today due to ACT testing.

The boys nipped Mississinewa to take 4th place. Brady Swartz ran a strong race to finish 12th. Others competing were Andrew Thurman (13th), Justin Call (20th), Ethan Henderson (31st), Logun Dienberg (46th), and Myles Cline (51st). Eastbrook took the crown.

Coach Gleckler shared, “Today was one of our best days yet of racing this season.  All of the kids were giving everything they had and I am proud of each and every one of them on both the girls and boys teams.  Many do not realize the dedication that it takes to succeed in the sport of cross country.

“Falynne Reed set the Blackford High School girls school record with a time of 20:28, shattering her previous best by 49 seconds.  Bailey Cline had a strong day, finishing 11th, just missing All-CIC honors.  She was followed by a season best performance by Jamie Twibell.  Bry Futrell has been very dependable for us all season and did not disappoint. Jordan Charnley, coming off of injury, rounded out the scoring 5 to secure 2nd place for the ladies.
“The boys team was given a goal to place 4th in the CIC earlier this week, which was a challenge since another team in our conference had been posting very similar times to ours all season.  They were able to achieve this goal with senior leadership and strong performances from the entire team.  Myles Cline deserves plenty of recognition after his gutty effort and personal best time.”

The Bruins head to the Marion Sectional on Saturday, Oct 10. Racing begins at 10:30am.