The Abilene boy’s varsity cross-country team took second place in the Ellsworth Invitational Tuesday.
The Cowboys had all seven runners place in the top 50 of the meet.
Finishing times were not available on all events.
Brendan Barnes took sixth place followed by Andrew Schwarting at 10th, Erik Hageman at 11th, Justin Carroll at 17th, Brendon Dalton at 29th, Rogan Tokach 33rd and Chad Beetch placed 45th for the Cowboys in the 5K run. The Cowboys took second place as a team behind Hesston.
Maggie Brooks who placed 14th in 18:53 in the 4K run led the Cowgirl varsity.
Audrey Berkland finished 16th in 19:04, Mallory Schardein finished 19th in 19:28, Maggie Unruh finished 24th in 19.55 with Malorie Unruh placing 25th in 19:56 to help the Cowgirl team place third as a team behind Goodland and Minneapolis.
In the junior varsity division the Cowboys placed second as a team behind Hesston. J.T. Brantley led Abilene with a sixth place finish, followed by Isaac Wright at 10th, Andrew Frazier 11th, Caleb Stuber 12th, Alec Hoover 13th, Alex Heneley 14th, Cole Hiatt 18th, Bucky Hayes 19th and Cameron Haaga 25th.
The Abilene junior varsity girls dominated their division placing first as a team. Miah Meuli finished first, Samantha Rutter second, Raygan Longnecker third, Hanna Warren sixth and Molly Burt eighth for Abilene.
The Abilene Middle School also competed at the meet with the Longhorn seventh grade teams finishing second in both the boys and girls divisions of the 1600-meter run.
Leading the Longhorn 7th grade girls in their 1600-meter run was Abby Barnes at fifth, Megan Anguiano eighth, Ivy Tompkins 15th, Faith Meuli 18th and Grace Griffith 20th.
The Longhorn boys were paced by Austin Wuthrow in sixth, Brayden Surritte ninth, Lucas Cook 10th, Jackson Welsh 14th, Grant Weishaar 18th, Brandon Corder 21st, and Travis Luthi 22nd.
The 8th grade Longhorns ran a 3200-meter run with the boys finishing in first place.
Running for the team was Ben Wright placing second place, Trevor Casteel eighth, Braydon Mohn 10th, Kyler Schardein 11th and Nick Wright 12th.
The Longhorn girls were led by Harley Leatherman fifth and Allie Hiatt finishing 13th.
Abilene will host the North Central Kansas League varsity meet Oct. 17.