Boys Varsity Cross Country · Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 1st place at The Chad Smith Scholarship Invitational


  Place Points
Northview High School 1st 19
Vincennes Lincoln HS 2nd 70
Sullivan High School 3rd 82
West Vigo High School 4th 110
Owen Valley High School 5th 116
North Daviess High School 6th 167
Paris High School 7th 182
North Knox High School 8th 187
North Central High School (Farmersburg) 9th 221
Hutsonville High School 10th 248

Led by sophomore Stuart Bennett, Northview captured their 3rd consecutive Chad Smith Scholarship Invitational in a row. The Chad Smith Scholarship Invitational is a yearly cross country invitational used to raise funds for a scholarship in the name of former Northview Cross Country Coach and Standout Sullivan High School runner Chad Smith.

Stuart Bennett ran a perfect race and worked his way up through the ranks the first 2 miles of the race and in the last mile was able to come away with an 11 second win over Sullivan’s Dossan Lamb and Thomas Chapman who were battling it out for second place. Bennett crossed the line in a time of 17:30, while Chapman just narrowly lost the battle for second to finish third with a time of 17:42. Carter Mullenix, Corbin Butts, and Jared Parkey quickly closed out the scoring for the Knights by finishing in fourth, fifth, and sixth respectively with times of 18:09, 18:11, and 18:30. Hunter Strain crossed next in fourteenth place with a time of 19:32 and Zach Hapenny took the last varsity spot in sixteenth place overall with a time of 19:39.

Other Northview finishers:
19th Logan Graf (19:49)
21st Hank Slater (19:53)
22nd Braeden Knerr (20:09)
24th Miles Haviland (20:25)
28th Xander Shillings (20:37)
31st Jaxon Abbott (20:59)
32nd Tucker Thiel (20:59)
34th Hunter Brown (21:01)
43rd Wesley Heiliger (22:15)
46th Parker Johnson (22:27)
47th Russell Butts (22:29)
48th Gavin Jones (22:30)
58th Connor Loughmiller (24:32)
65th Hayden Slater (25:14)
74th Michael Street (36:15)

The Knights have the weekend off, but return to action next weekend. They will compete in the State Preview Meet against some of the best competition in the state at Lavern Gibson.