Boys Varsity Cross Country · Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 12th place at New Haven XC Classic

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Bluffton High School 12th 23

The Bluffton boys’ varsity cross country team recorded its best time of the season on Saturday at the New Haven XC Classic with a team time of 1:36:16. The time placed the Tigers in 12th out of 23 teams.

Senior Aaron Carnall ran his best race of the season with a time of 18:00.2. He earned himself another medal with a 17th place finish to lead the Tigers. Meanwhile, sophomore Markis Crosbie reached another milestone as he notched his first time under 19 minutes with a time of 18:45.2. Junior Grant Bultemeier was not far behind, narrowly trumping his own personal record of 19:23.9. Freshmen Sam Baumgartner (19:54) and Lucas Grady (20:12) rounded out the scoring for Bluffton.

Sophomore Andrew Brown ran a breakout race as he cut 2:04 from his personal record to notch a time of 20:40.5. Also recording personal bests were junior Brody Yergler (21:36.2) and freshman Austin Rupel (25:46.4).

The next competition for the Tigers is the Allen County Athletic Conference Invitational at South Adams. The race is scheduled to begin at 10:50 AM on Saturday, October 5.

Full results can be found on


Aaron Carnall (18:00.2, 17)^
Markis Crosbie (18:45.2, 44)*
Grant Bultemeier (19:23.9, 64)*
Sam Baumgartner (19:54.0, 80)
Lucas Grady (20:12.0, 94)
Andrew Brown (20:40.5)*
Brody Yergler (21:36.2)*
Austin Rupel (25:46.4)*

^ Season best
* Personal best