Short tops locals at Running Warrior Invitational

LEBANON — Wilmington’s Cooper Short was 17th out of 258 runners Saturday in the Running Warrior Invitational middle school cross country race.

Short ran a course record 12:32.5 to earn the top finish among county runners.

East Clinton also attended the meet, which for the junior high student-athletes was contested in pouring rain.

For East Clinton, Landen Kaun ran 15:03.3, Ben Gates 17:47.2 and Eoin Hackmann 21:09.6.

For the EC girls, Jordyn Hacker ran 19:58.3.

For the Wilmington boys, Holden Wulff was 69th in the boys race in 13:44.1, Knox Earich 14:02.9 and Levy Schlabach 16:24.2.

For the Wilmington girls, Kara Ellis was the lone runner with a time of 17:57.6.