North Butler takes fifth at West Fork

North Butler’s Colby Wilkerson, front, Levi Lubben, middle, and Trevor Brinkman run in a pack while at Rockwell’s Linn Grove Golf Club on Monday, Sept. 17. The Bearcats finished fifth as a team in the nine-team field. (Kristi Nixon photo)

ROCKWELL – When the day started, it appeared to be a scorcher for the West Fork cross country invitational at Rockwell’s Linn Grove Golf Course.

However, a little more than an hour before race time, a cold front, bringing just a slight amount of rain cooled things off tremendously to the benefit of everyone involved.

North Butler’s boys’ team used a tight pack, with all of its scoring runners finishing within a minute and a half of each other to score fifth place out of eight complete teams on Monday, Sept. 17.

“Especially back (in the woods of the course) I felt a nice breeze during the laps and it made it easy to get comfortable when you’re running,” said Bearcat junior Eric Brehmer...

The full story appears in the Sept. 27 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.