MARION — Inman’s Nicholas Martisko came up just short in his bid for a hat track.
The Teuton sophomore had won back-to-back cross country races and in his attempt to make it three in a row on Tuesday, he was outlasted by Central Christian’s Collin Oswalt in the Marion Invitational.
Oswalt ran 17:36.95, while Martisko ran 18:00.57 for second.
Behind Martisko, the Teutons finished third behind Trinity Catholic and Remington in the team race.
Other Teuton finishers were Nathan Bashore (20th in 21:01.44), Peter Buller (35th in 22:41.25), Jacob Harris (36th in 22:52.34), Sean Smallcanyon (51st in 27:03.78) and Nathan Enns (53rd in 27:36.68).
In the girls race, Aisjha Miles was sixth in 23:34.65. Tia Cole was 26th in 32:58.89. Anran Ma medaled in the JV meet by taking ninth in 36:57.18.
“I knew our luck would run out in terms of weather,” Inman coach Jay Parsons said. “Despite the weather I thought we competed very well, knowing the course in Marion is probably the toughest one we’ve run on so far this season. Put that with the fact it was hot and windy, it became even tougher, but the nice thing is that it was that way for everybody. Times weren’t as fast as the previous meets, but that’s OK.”