Boys Cross Country Prevails Against Anderson and Kokomo at NCC Meet


Courtesy of Maria Rogers

While warming up for the NCC meet, the Logansport Berries walk back to their assigned box.

The Logansport boys cross country team traveled to Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday, Oct. 1 to compete in the Northern Central Conference Championship. 

At the 2-mile mark, senior Payton Herr (left) and junior Ben Favors (right) keep each other on pace. (Courtesy of Maria Rogers )

The Berries finished seventh with 182 points, defeating Anderson (206) and Kokomo (244).

Junior Ben Favors led the Berries with a 27th-place finish in 18:17, followed by senior Payton Herr (33rd, 18:39), junior Anthony Gallardo (39th, 19:02), sophomore Carson Dubes (41st, 19:14), sophomore Micah Rogers (42nd, 19:21), freshmen Ronald Sevilla (47th, 20:16) and sophomore Ashton Shidler (49th, 20:21). 

“Saturday went pretty well for the most part,” Favors said. “The team stuck together and worked in pairs to pass other teams and box them out. We all got a season personal best, two of which were done in Barbie sunglasses.”

Nine out of the 13 boys set new personal bests at the NCC meet.

“We’re at the point in our season where we are starting to see those early morning practices and sweaty afternoons pay off,” Head Coach Cole Jackson said. “As a coach, it is rewarding to see the personal success of such a young team.”

While running the last kilometer of the 5k race, sophomore Micah Rogers pushes hard to the finish line. (Courtesy of Maria Rogers)

As the season winds down, the Berries prepare for the IHSAA sectional on Saturday, Oct. 8.

According to, Logansport is projected to place seventh overall. The top five teams and top 10 individuals from a non-advancing team will advance to the IHSAA regionals at Culver Academies.

“We are preparing for sectionals just like any other race,” Dubes said. “It might be a bigger race, but you don’t want to hype up the moment to such. As a team, I could see us getting top three, If not, I could see some individuals advancing to regionals.”