Members of the Madison Central cross country team posted solid performances in several races on Saturday at the Lexington Catholic Invitational.

The event was held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

In the girls 4K middle school race, Central’s Ciara O’Shea took first place. She posted a time of 15:08.24 and beat Grace Wayland of Oldham County by less than a second.

In the boys 4K middle school race, Central’s Brady Masters finished second. He posted a time of 14:00.78. Dalton Lesher of Eastside Middle (13:48.94) won the event.

The Indians had three runners place in the top 25 in the boys 5K Class AAA race. Conner O’Shea had a time of 16:31.89 and took ninth. Garrett Puckett (16:53.35) was 15th and Kyler Stewart (17:19.23) was 24th.

Wes Stokes (18:13.73) was 67th and Ryan Vincent (18:33.79) was 83rd.

Central finished sixth overall with 189 points. Trinity took the title (25 points).

The Lady Indians had a pair of runners finish in the top 20 in the girls 5K Class AAA race. Abby Hill posted a time of 19:52.90 and finished sixth. Hailey Stewart had a time of 20:53.50 and was 17th.

Emerson Taulbee (23:01.90) was 63rd, Madeline Lee (24:25.80) was 94th and Jenna Riel (24:37.09) was 97th.

Central finished ninth in the team competition with 246 points. Oldham County took the title with 31 points.

The Indians also had runners compete in the boys 5K open run.

John Cromer posted a time of 19:46.41 and finished 12th. Lukas Jacobson had a time of 19:19.30 and finished 27th. Noah Halloran (19:21.70) was 28th. Matt Galinger (19:35.18) was 32nd and Chase Rule (20:10.55) was 56th.

Central finished fifth in the team standings with 138 points. Trinity took the title (17 points).

Central is set to return to action Saturday at the Woodford County Invitational.

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