Talawanda opens running season


The running Braves of Talawanda Cross Country competed in their first meet of the year on their home course on Saturday. The boys earned the runner-up trophy as they had three runners finish in the top 6.  Daniel Sawdai was 3rd, Keifer Bell was 4th and Jacob Freidline was 6th out of 69 runners.  Zeke Groom and Luke West-Poley rounded out the scoring for the Braves.  The girls also ran very well to finish in 3rd place.  Maddy Iden led the team with her 5th place finish out of 66 runners.  Eva Motta, Hannah Lippincott, Alyssa Chaney and Alysse Aylor rounded out the top five for the Braves.  Many other runners completed their first race and competed very hard.