The Madison boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Hokum Karem meet in Sellersburg on Tuesday.

Unlike a typical cross country meet, the Hokum Karem pairs two runners together, with each individual running one mile in a relay style event for a six mile total.

In the boys portion of the meet, Madison finished in third place. The duo of Quenton White and Justin Roberts placed sixth, while David Gibson and Alex Nunan also placed in the top ten, finishing ninth.

The Cubs' third team of Joshua Howell and Gunner Jones finished 20th.

"We are very proud of the team's commitment and dedication this early on in the season," Madison boys coach Randy Allen said. "They improved from last year's fifth place finish to third this year so their hard work is starting to show."

In the girls portion of the meet, the Lady Cubs finished in sixth place.

Brittany Jaynes and Hannah Brady finished 18th and the team of Ashlee Allen and Liz Ray placed 20th. Grace Spencer and Lilly Owens finished in the 29th spot.

"The girls gave a gutsy performance today," Cubs girls coach Mark Seib said. "We were missing our top two runners tonight due to illness so the other girls gave all they had."

Madison competes in the Columbus Invitational on Saturday.

Lady Rebels win 'Beast'

The Southwestern cross country teams competed in the Beast of the Southeast Invitational on Saturday in Rising Sun.

In the girls' portion of the meet, the Rebels won the invitational title, scoring 31 points. Waldron finished second with 55, while Southwestern (Shelby) and Trinity Lutheran finished third and fourth, respectively with 62 and 76 points.

Southwestern put five girls inside the top 10 overall. Savannah Rueda finished second overall with a time of 22:41.0, Cass Lawson finished fourth at 23:54.7 and Jayla Watson's time of 25:37.8 put her in seventh.

Rounding out the top 10 for the Rebels were Michaela Mahoney in eighth place at 25:57.2 and Ashton Elliot in 10th at 26:09.5.

Non-scorers for Southwestern in the girls meet were Rebekah Anderson at 26:27.2 and Austin Courtney at 32:05.9.

In the boys portion of the meet, the Rebels finished in fourth place with 75 points. Waldron won the meet with 43 points. Southwestern (Shelby) finished second at 51, Trinity Lutheran finished third with 66 and South Decatur placed fifth with 105.

Josiah Lawson and Jade Ary were top 10 finishers in the meet. Lawson placed eighth with a time of 19:29.0 and Ary placed ninth at 19:32.9.

Rounding out the top five for Southwestern were Ryan Furnish in 15th place at 20:39.5, Alex Marion in 19th place at 22:00.8 and Camden Chatham in 24th at 23:20.2.

Non-scorers for the Rebels were Austin Wilson at 23:54.9 and Jacob Shaffer at 25:19.6.

Southwestern will run today at Switzerland County.