LINDEN-Records dropped as fast as the temperature Thursday night at the Charger Classic Cross Country Meet.

Every runner on Southmont turned in a career best time and every girl on North Montgomery did the same. At the end of the night, Southmont won the boys event with a score of 104. Crawfordsville was fourth on the boys' side at 136. North Montgomery was 11th with 225.

The Chargers were the only county school to field a full girls team. They were fifth at 121. Rennselaer Central won with 46 points.

For the Lady Chargers, Hana Heide set the sophomore record at 21:04 for eighth place. Courtney Clark broke the senior record with her time of 21:38.

"I was really happy with the girls' performances tonight," Charger coach Mike Myers said. "Another highlight would be Emma McDole, a freshman, who cut down her time by three minutes, which is a great sign of things to come.

Maddy Hurt was the county's fastest girl. She posted a time of 21 minutes, good for seventh place for the Athenian freshman.

On the boys' side, Southmont's Brooks Long was second at 16:53, just five seconds behind the winner. Crawfordsville had two top-10 finishes with Davis Thompson taking fifth at 17:09 and Nathan Pryor finishing ninth at 17:16.

"We had fantastic performances by every runner tonight," Southmont head coach Marvin Walters said. "Everyone on the team had their season and career best times. Our hard work and dedication are paying off. We need to keep up our desire to improve every day."

All three county schools will meet up Thursday for the Montgomery County meet.