HILLSBORO - The Jackson boys' and girls' cross country teams were in action on Thursday to take part in the first-ever Frontier Athletic Conference Invitational at Liberty Park in Hillsboro, Ohio.
The Ironladies turned in a solid outing posting a third-place finish with 64 points out of five teams in the 5K event.
Sophomore Mazie Wechter led the way for Jackson and finished on the all-FAC team, as she placed fifth out of a field of 38 runners in a time of 21:36.
Only the top seven runners earned all-conference honors.
Becky Bergert was the second Jackson runner to cross the finish line, as she clocked in with a time of 23:28 to place 11th.
Kierstyn Hammer cross the finish line in a time of 24:06, good enough for 13th-place, while Jacqueline Bragg (25:10) and Brandy Sickler (25:19) rounded out the scoring for Jackson, placing 18th and 19th respectively.
Other finishers for the Ironladies include Olivia Sheward (28th, 26:10.11), Haley Patterson (33rd, 30:29), Cora Smith (36th, 35:50) and Aubrey O'Bryan (38th, 11:51).
Maddy Garrison of Washington Court House won the individual title in a time of 19:33, while Chillicothe's Abby Sullivan was the runner-up in a time of 19:39.
Chillicothe finished as the league champions with 26 points, while Washington Court House was the runner-up with 63 points. Jackson finished one point being the Lady Blue Lions for third, followed by Hillsboro with a fourth-place finish with 97 points and Miami Trace, with 109 points was fifth. Greenfield-McClain did not field a team.
In the boys' meet, the Ironmen finished in sixth-place with 142 points.
Miami Trace was crowed the FAC champions with 44 points, while Chillicothe (45) was second, followed by Hillsboro (74), Greenfield-McClain (123) and Jackson.
The FAC runner of the year is Kameron Morris of Washington Court House, who finished the race in a time of 17:37.
For Jackson, Keelan Kilgour took the top spot for the Ironmen, as he finished 19th out of 58 runners in a time of 20:08 and Mitchell Ogdin ran 20:40 to finish in 21st place.
Jake Simpkins came in 25th in a time of 21:09, while William Howard was 50th with a time of 26:19.
Adam Sheward round out the Ironmen's top-five with a 53rd-place finish in a time of 27:50.
The Middle School girls' team winner was Washington Court House. Mallory Conklin of Miami Trace was the individual winner. The MS boys' team winner was Miami Trace, with Chris Hughes of Jackson winning the individual title in a time of 12:11.
Up next, Jackson will begin preparing for boys' and girls' District tournament, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the University of Rio Grande, beginning at 10 a.m.