Marion cross country runners ran like the wind at the Peabody meet to finish shortly before a storm came in on Thursday.
Prior to the storm’s arrival, the meet was almost canceled due to lightning strikes in the distance, coach Rebecca Hofer said. The lightning sensor used by Peabody told officials that the lightning was far enough away for the runners to continue to the finish line.
The high school boys’ 5K results were: Timothy Knolla, 8th, 18:19.38; Jared Hague, 20th, 20:09.49; Quinton Hett, 26th, 21:06.96; Seth Savage, 29th, 22:44.96; and Taylor Fahey, 30th, 23:07.57.
The high school girls’ 4K results were: McKenzee Remmers, 9th, 17:59.22; Brittany Hett, 40th, 22:32.36; Kaylie Waner, 37th, 22:01.83; Shyla Harris, 43rd, 23:26.24; Sarah Tajchman, 44th, 23:53.93.
Knolla, Hague, and Remmers all received medals.
The next race is a home meet Thursday at Marion Country Club. The middle school race starts at 4 p.m., high school girls start at 4:30 p.m., and high school boys run at 5 p.m.