The Trinity Invitational ranks among the top meets in the nation on this particular weekend. Midland would face their toughest competition by far against nationally ranked teams and individuals.
Jacob Burcham would latch on to leader, Jacob Thomson, of Holy Cross and hold to him until the last 400 meters. Thomson was too strong in the end for Burcham and came away with a new course record and the top time in the nation with his 14:52 over the 5K course. However, Burcham plans are to be at top racing shape come the end of October thru November.
Avery Campbell was Midland's 2nd runner in a time of 16:05, which got him 40th overall. Brian Lawhon (16:36-81), Jeremy Waugh (16:41-93rd), and Andrew Short (16:42-95th) rounded out Midland's top 5. Midland would finish a solid 8th among the 50+ plus teams in the field.
The boys reserve varsity would finish an impressive 3rd place overall. The team was led by David Jobe with a time of 16:45, which was good enough for 8th overall. One second back was Nick Salmons in 16:46 placing 10th. Hunter Adkins 17:25-42nd), Jeremiah Parlock (17:28-35th), and Brandon Atkinson (17:35-42nd) rounded out Midland's top 5 runners.
Jorden Thornton like she always does led her team with a 20:03 for 64th place. Hannah Morgan ran 20:56 in 117th place, while teammates Kelsey Dillon 21:11-138th), Alex Ellis (21:46-167th), and Jenna Marsh 21:57-181st) was Midland's top 5 runners.
In the girls reserve varsity, Brie Bellomy was 73rd with a time of 22:49. Anna Sheils had a break thru race and PR's with a time of 22:58. Jaime Schussler (23:03-88th), Cody Rotolo (23:11-95th), and Callie Nease (24:35-133rd) rounded out Midland's top 5 runners.