Hermann, Mo. - Tuesday, the Hermann Cross Country Inventional began with Abby Grater taking second place in the middle school girls race.
The middle school boys team won their first race on the year, led by Nathan Ford's taking second and Ryan Blankenship (9) and Kyle Brumels (10) both finishing in the top ten.
Coach John Tucker's top three varsity boys finished in the top ten, led by the Shamrock senior Seth Schenck (17:22.00), winning his second race on the year followed with Zach Grater (9) and Dominick Pataky (10).
With Districts less than three weeks away, "I think we are improving but I'm not sure if it is going to be enough by Districts," Tucker said. "Both Linn and Russellville are stacked and even though our top three runners will have no problem being in the top five to eight at Districts, we need our fourth and fifth to step up if we are going to advance as a team."
Schenck is having a career season, finishing in the top three at every race thus far and picked up his first win of the season earlier this month at Warrenton.