The out of state school, Kirksville, won the Centerville Big Red Cross Country Invitational held Oct. 8 at the Honey Creek Golf Course, located near Moravia.

The Kirksville, Mo. team racked up 56 points for the win with Albia a close second with 70.

The Knoxville varsity boys’ team was sixth in the field of 11 squads with 344 points.

Kenny Cronin of Davis County was the individual 5K winner with a run of 17:03.

As for the Panthers, Jordan Bacon was 14th overall with a time of 18:17. Next was teammate Seth Walraven in 17th at 18:32 and Max Purvis in 22nd at 18:50.

Rounding out the KHS scoring for the night were Carson Irving in 26th at 18:58 and Trent Walraven 28th at 19:02.

Also running for the Panther varsity but not counting in the team total were Ethan Murra in 31st at 19:13 and Kaden McGill 37th at 19:25.

Odds and Ends

Melcher-Dallas senior Emery Sage was third in the 5K varsity race with a time of 17:17.

The Saints also had two other competitors in the Centerville lineup. Jacob Russell was 73rd and Brady Parker 79th.

Twin Cedars had Andrew Freel placing 69th with a time of 22:21.

Centerville Invite Boys1. Kirksville 56; 2. Albia 70; 3. Oskaloosa 87; 4. Davis County 94; 5. Central Decatur 96; 6. Knoxville 107; 7. Pella Christian 162; 8. Chariton 256; 9. EBF 268; 10. Centerville 290; 11. Moravia 344.

Perry Bell can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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