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Stars finish 9th at Columbus

COLUMBUS – BNL’s Cooper Holmes finished 23rd overall during the Columbus North Invitational on Saturday.
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COLUMBUS – Bedford North Lawrence finished 9th in the 17-team field during the Columbus North Invitational boys cross country race on Saturday.

Cooper Holmes paced the Stars, finishing 23rd overall as BNL totaled 273 points. Columbus North won its own event with 53 points, clipping Noblesville on the fifth-man tiebreaker.

Holmes crossed the line in 16:29.3. Colton Sons was 56th in 17:22.6, and Ethan Vaughn was 59th in 17:26.2.

Whiteland’s Will Jefferson was the individual champion in 15:28.6, edging Bloomington North’s Paul Rushton (15:29.1) at the wire.

The Stars will compete in the Eagle Classic at Brown County on Sept. 14.

Columbus North Invitational

Team scores

Columbus North 53, Noblesville 53, Floyd Central 93, Jennings County 116, Bloomington North 132, Greenfield-Central 221, Whiteland 221, Southport 267, BNL 273, New Albany 281, Evansville North 319, Greenwood 341, Shelbyville 349, Silver Creek 365, Columbus East 388, Martinsville 417, Madison 418

BNL – 23. Cooper Holmes 16:29.3; 56. Colton Sons 17:22.6; 59. Ethan Vaughn 17:26.2; 67. Brayden Lanham 17:43.2; 96. Cole Baker 18:28.1; 100. Isaac Williams 18:32.8; 114. Andrew Rohloff 19:02.7; 120. Jacob Morris 19:20.7; 123. Jet Melvin 19:31.7.