BC Harriers Open With Great Efforts

Kevin Carder on the run.Although team scores were not great for Cardinal squads in Friday’s Boone Central Invitational, individual runners began the 2008 season with numerous personal-best efforts.

“I was really excited with our individual results,” praised Card Coach Tom Dickey. “Although they didn’t add up to good team scores, I was pleased with the efforts, especially considering many of the kids had not run a cross country race before.

“I have to mention the top runners from each race as our highlights for the day,” Dickey said. “Halie Smith not only knocked 2:19 off her personal best, but ran the third best all-time school mark for girls and ranks second among senior girls.

“Kevin Carder’s time was 40 seconds under his previous best – moving him into sixth all-time on our present course and fifth among junior boys.”

Smith’s 16:51 clocking was good for sixth place Friday in a race dominated by Columbus High runners. The Discoverers ran away with the girls title, scoring 17 points to 41 for runner-up York.

On the boys side, York easily topped Columbus (28-53) and Boone Central placed sixth (97). Carder led the way for the Cards, finishing fifth in 16:17.

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