The Madison Central cross country team took on some of the top runners from across the Midwest this past weekend at the Greater Louisville Classic.

The event was held at Tom Sawyer State Park.

Led by Connor O'Shea, the Indians took second place in the boys varsity race. O'Shea had a personal-best time of 16:15.80 and finished in seventh place in a very tough field.

Brady Masters (16:42.10) was 25th, Kyler Stewart (16:56.10) was 36th, Garrett Puckett (17:16.00) was 59th, John Gula (17:26.80) was 83rd, Noah Halloran (17:32.30) was 93rd and Wes Stokes (17;34.60) was 95th.

Central finished with a team score of 188. Mason (56) won the title and Cabell Midland (213) was third.

In the girls middle school race, Ciara O'Shea had a historic performance. The Madison Middle School standout set a course record and also set a new personal-best with a championship time of 14:31.80 in the 4K event. Central's Meredith Campbell had a time of 17:58.10 and finished 73rd.

In the boys middle school race, Central's Carter Sizemore (16:12.70) was 79th, Nicholas Sundys (18:18.10) was 179th and Carter Lamb (20:04.20) was 233rd.

Central also had runners compete in the high school open competition.

The Lady Indians finished fourth in this event. Kaitlyn Cain (21:31.10) was seventh. Abby Hill (22:01.60) was 12th. Emerson Taulbee (22:57.10) was 29th. Cassandra Duerte (24:17.80) was 68th. Hailey Stewart (24:22.30) was 72nd. Erin Keeney (24:47.00) was 88th and Abby Blankenship (32:23.20) was 218th.

The Indians had four runners compete in the high school open division.

John Cromer (18:15.80) was seventh. Matt Galinger (18:54.60) was 28th. Austin Jacobson (19:21.90) was 52nd and Chase Rule (19:35.80) was 67th.

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