Each school made a statement in the conference meet on Saturday.
Southmont’s Brooks Long placed first in the boys meet, Crawfordsville’s Maddy Hurt placed first in the girls meet, and North Montomgery’s girls’ team won the team conference title for the second year in a row.
South junior Brooks Long finished second in conference last year and came in with a plan this year.
“Pretty much throughout the whole race I just used people as wind blocks,” he stated.
His plan allowed a big sprint to win the conference on Saturday with a 16:56 finish.
“I was just kind of coasting behind (Jackson) Swisher of Danville and letting him block the wind for me and then at the last turn of the course he seemed to be losing energy so I thought I could just sprint past him to finish strong,” Long explained.