PARKSTON-Ethan/Parkston narrowly edged Mitchell Christian on Thursday to take home the cross-country boys team title at the Ethan/Parkston Invite. Ethan/Parkston finished second behind Winner on the girls side.
Despite placing second as a team, Mitchell Christian boasted the boys individual champion, as Alec Nelson won the boys race by 25 seconds, crossing the line in 17:05. Winner's Kade Watson (17:30) and Logan Bush, of Mount Vernon/Plankinton, who finished in 17:54, took second and third, respectively. Ethan/Parkston's top runner was Austin Bartelt in fourth as he finished in 18:07.
Sidda Schuyler's time of 18:57 helped Winner clinch the girls team title as she won her race by 10 seconds. Lindsey Roth, of Ethan/Parkston, finished in 19:07 to take second, followed by Isabella Brouwer (19:11) in third for Andes Central/Dakota Christian.