The annual Ord Cross Country invitational took place on Friday. West Holt was the boys team champion with Gibbon finishing as the runner-up and Ainsworth placed third. Ty Schlueter of Ainsworth was the boys individual champion in a winning time of 17:12.36. Arcadia/Loup City was 6th in the team standings and had 3 runners place in the top 25. Ty Greenland was 7th (18:48.96), Jarrod Gappa was 11th (19:40.08), and Bryce Placzek was 23rd (20:29.44).
The girls team title went to Ravenna with Ainsworth 2nd and Battle Creek was third. Arcadia/Loup City finished 6th in the team standings. Katherine Kerrigan of Ainsworth was the girls individual champion in a winning time of 20:11.64. Five area competitors finished in the top 30. Jessie Heyen of Arcadia/Loup City was 16th (23:33.53), Dayle Haake of Sandhills/Thedford was 17th (23:46.96), Katie Heyen of ALC was 25th (24:54.66), Reagan Williams of ALC was 26th (25:20.74), and Harley Myers of Ansley/Litchfield was 28th (25:26.37)