“Our biggest strength this season has been our ability to run together, and we really wanted to get all seven on the all-county team, which had never been done before,” Avon boys’ coach Zach Toothman said. “They’re a close-knit group, so it’s cool that they were able to do that together.
Plainfield’s boys finished third with 83 points, followed by Danville (113), Cascade (123) and Tri-West (175).
Brownsburg’s Mark Bond finished with a time of 16:33 in claiming the boys’ individual crown, nearly five seconds ahead of Plainfield’s Joel Thompson, who placed second. It was a big goal crossed off Bond’s checklist, after he placed 11th at the event last year.
“I’ve been thinking about it since the summer,” Bond said. “I’ve been training for it and had it in my mind the whole time, so I was glad I could come out and get it done.”
Brownsburg’s Elijah Wagner came in 10th, as five Bulldogs placed in spots 10-15. Danville was led by Sam Bratton (14th), while Mac White (16th) paced Cascade and Justin Wright (29th) was tops for Tri-West.