Keeton Thornsberry from Holy Cross (Louisville) put 20 seconds of separation on the 2nd place finisher as he took the victory in a time of 16:14.10. This was Thornsberry's 2nd win of the season and it comes one week after he recorded his season's best time of 15:44.40 at the Trinity / Valkyrie Invitational where he finished in 9th place. Thornsberry's result at the Trinity / Valkyrie Invitational ranks him 4th overall in the state of Kentucky and 2nd in terms of 2019 grads. Thornsberry has a 5K XC PR of 15:36.22 which he achieved during the 2016 season.
Ursuline Academy's Felicia Krekeler secured the win with her 19:08.70 effort. This was Krekeler's 3rd win of the season and her 4th Top 5 result. Her PR and season's best time of 18:32.90 at the Lakota East Classic in August rank her 32nd overall in Ohio and 7th among sophomore athletes. Krekeler finished a comfortable 17 seconds ahead of the 2nd place competitor at the Midwest Catholic Championships.
Felicia Krekeler has a trio of race victories to this point in the 2017 XC season.
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