Although the Franklin County Varsity Cross Country team fell to East Central 18-44, they performed very well. Sophomore, Lauren Kelley, was the top performer for Franklin County, placing 3rd place with a time of 22:11. Junior, Kairee Hodapp, and Senior, Taylor Stewart took the 8th and 9th place with only 5 seconds between their times. Junior, Helena Goustis, placed 8th with a time of 24:24. This was a personal best for her. Sophomore, Josie Selm, was the final team member earning a score with her 14th place finish. All team members finished with faster times than their previous meet at Oldenburg.East Central ran a tough race, but Sophomore, Drew Grant, ran a steady race to earn 3rd place, preventing East Central from gaining a sweep win. Junior, Kyle Seibert, ran a time of 20:11 and took the 7th place spot. Junior, Tanner Lainhart, continued to surge forward throughout the entire race to take the 10th place spot. Freshmen, Ben Maze, and Adam Grant continue to run well and finished in 11th place and 13th place respectively. The Franklin County boys continue to improve their times and they pace through the season.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.