A first place finish in the Jefferson Invitational was recorded by Tecumseh's varsity boys cross-country team at the Sterling State Park in Monroe on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Tecumseh scored 60 points for first place while Trenton finished second with 68. Airport placed third (75) and was followed by Jefferson (122), Adrian (126), Grosse Ile (139), Gibraltar Carlson (140) and Riverview (182).
Tecumseh's taken a top three finishing position in every invitational attended so far this season. Coach Jim Brown knew that Trenton was the team to beat to do well in the Jefferson Invite. In a previous competition the Indians tied with Trenton but won out after going to the sixth runner's time.
“Joe Forest and Nolan Reynolds kind of pulled it out because they passed a couple of Trenton runners in the last mile, putting us in a position to win it,” said Brown.
Tecumseh junior Leon Miller paced the Indians with a fourth place time of 16:57. He was followed by junior teammate Austin See's seventh place time of 17:27. Sophomores Joe Forest clocked in at 17:48 for 10th place while Nolan Reynolds finished 15th in 18:05. All but one of Tecumseh runners medaled by placing in the top 30. Alden Eubanks came in 24th in a time of 18:47 for Tecumseh while Cody Handy placed 27th in 18:59. Ben Robertson rounded out the Indians runners with a 33rd place time of 19:18.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Indians finished second at the Blissfield Early Bird Invite. Miller again led Tecumseh with a third place time of 17:22. See finished 12th (18:16) while Forest was 17th (18:31), Reynolds, 21st (19:01), Cody Handy, 22nd (19:01), Eubanks, 24th (19:14) and Ben Robertson, 41st (19:56). Tecumseh's Paul Burns turned in a personal best time of 21:56.