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Hunter Trenary should be used to winning. For the second-straight year, the junior has won the NCKC championship.
After winning last year at Henry County, Trenary had the chance to defend the title on his home course as Owen County hosted the event Oct. 9. There was little drama at the finish line as Trenary finished first nearly one minute ahead of the nearest competitor.
“I am very humbled to win two years in a row,” Trenary said. “I have been working very hard since last year.”
Cory Hudnall improved from a year ago when he finished 16th to place 10th this year. Kyle Flood finished in 17th place with Keith Stout coming in 23rd; Logan Herring, 32nd; Evan Lozier, 33rd; and Kyle Lozier in 37th.
In the girls’ race, it was Owen County’s Courtney Creech finishing sixth. The freshman finished 23rd a season ago. Samantha Tamplin placed 13th.
Trenary was not finished with his winning ways.
On Saturday, the team headed to New Castle to run in the Henry County Invitational. Trenary would again cross the finish line first in a time of 16:34.77.
Hudnall finished fifth; Flood placed 40th; Stout, 46th; Evan Lozier, 59th; and Logan Herring, 60th.
Trenary said the wins last week help him get ready for big races later this month.
“My goal is to win regionals,” he said. “Winning the NCKC certainly gives me a little more confidence.”
Creech would place 15th in the girls’ race with Julie Spaulding, 34th, and Samantha Tamplin, 40th.