Col. City runners finish eighth, 13th at Marion

MARION — Columbia City’s girls cross country team came in eighth at the Marion Invitational Saturday, and the boys were 13th.The Lady Eagle runners were led by Samantha Roush, who came in third overall in a race that featured 111 runners.For Roush, it was a season-best time of 18:55. She was followed by teammate Brooke Werstler, who posted a season-best of 21:10 to come in 39th. Shelby Allison was 61st, and Samina Qureshi 62nd for the Lady Eagles. Natalia Johnson was 69th with a person-best time of 22:31.Erin Knepple and Karina Rubrake rounded out the Eagle runners at 73rd and 106th, respectively.“This was a big race for the girls,” said Columbia City Head Cross County Coach Bob Fahl. “Finishing eighth in this field of teams was very good.”Fahl was pleased with the efforts of his runners, particularly those who reached personal benchmarks.To read the rest of this story, see the Sept. 10 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.