The Mountain Home Tiger boys cross country team came in fifth at the Jerome Invitational cross country meet at The College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls last Friday.
Jerome ran away from the other competition, scoring 33 points. Century of Pocatello was a distant second with 71 points and Twin Falls was right behind with 73. Wood River was fourth with 99, Mountain Home had 111, and Canyon Ridge was sixth with 133.
Jake Schaefer led Mountain Home with a seventh-place effort, running a 19 minutes, 6 seconds. Andy Croft came in 14th with a time of 20.00. Daniel Courtright was 23rd at 20:36, Steven Kreyche,30th at 21:31 and Cody Ashby 40th at 22:44.
Jerome edged Century for first place in the girls' event. Twin Falls was third, Canyon Ridge fourth and Wood River fifth.
Mountain Home did not have a full girls' team. Arisha Karren led Mountain Home, placing ninth in a time of 24:10. Shilo Clark was 37th, running a 27:18, and Tracey Gordon came in 52nd with a time of 29:49.
"We actually ran fairly well," said Tigers cross country Coach Doug Root. "We ran better than I thought we would for our first meet."
Mountain Home travels to Soda Springs on Saturday for a cross country meet.
"We've been there before and it's a tough race," Coach Root said. "You're going to have your stronger 3A and 4A schools there from eastern Idaho. There's also some coming up from Utah, Wyoming and Nevada, so it will be a relatively tough meet."
Root indicated he'll field a larger girls' team for the meet. They lacked a number of runners who didn't have their 10 practices in for various reasons before the Jerome tournament, the coach added.