Hunter Bennett of Elkhorn Valley ran away with his first conference title at the 2019 Niobrara Valley Conference meet on Wednesday.
On a lengthened course at the Antelope Country Club, Bennett crossed the finish line first in 18:22 — more than 25 seconds faster than his closest competitor.
In the girls race, EV's Erica Bacon picked up her first medal of the season to earn a conference honor. Bacon placed 14th in 26:53.
Four Falcon junior high runners also earned medals: Kennedy Penne, Marissa Bennett, Dawson Hansen and Easton Rystrom.
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