ALTAMONT — Teutopolis, Effingham and Dieterich ran among nature at Ballard Nature Center Thursday, and the Wooden Shoes looked right at home as they swept the boys' and girls' meets.The Wooden Shoes won the boys race with 23 points, topping Effingham's 39 and Dieterich's 81, and the girls' 24 bested the Flaming Hearts' 32. The effort on the boys' side was paced by Lucas Probst, who won the race with a time of 17:37. Effingham grabbed the next two finishers in Jacob Donaldson (18:21) and Josh McCammon (18:26), but were no match for the Shoes. Teutopolis rounded out its day with the next four runners to cross the finish line: Scott Isley (18:37), Zach Mette (18:41), Nick Bierman (18:52) and Logan Probst (18:54). Gary Dameron came in next for Effingham in 19:20, while Leighton Lark finished in 19:56 and Kennan Mahaffey finished in an even 20:00. Dieterich was led by Dalton Flach in 19:40. Josh Kidd finished in 20:15, Reed Higgs ran the course in 20:42, Josh Campbell came in in 20:52 and Wyatt Abbott finished in 21:23. The girls race was much closer with a sprint to the finish line between Teutopolis' Kadi Borries and Effingham's Haley Fatheree. It was Borries who crossed first in 23:22, three seconds ahead of Fatheree's 23:25. Emma Repking (23:31), Lauren Jansen (24:13) and Morgan Deters (24:20) wrapped things up for Teutopolis, finishing third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Lyndsey Jansen rounded out the Shoes' day in 25:41. Jenna Bingham finished in 24:39 for Effingham, followed by Shayna Phillips's 24:50, Jamie Swan's 25:15 and Jaclyn Steppe's 25:19.Dieterich only had two girls runners, as Ashley Faught finished in 29:36 and Melody Mahnke ran a 30:33. Both Effingham and Teutopolis will run at Saturday's Olney Invitational.
BOYS RESULTSTeutopolis 23, Effingham 39, Dieterich 81Teutopolis: Lu. Probst 17:37, Isley 18:37, Mette 18:41, Bierman 18:52, Lo. Probst 18:54Effingham: Donaldson 18:21, McCammon 18:26, Dameron 19:20, Lark 19:56. Mahaffey 20:00Dieterich: Flach 19:40, Kidd 20:15, Higgs 20:42, Campbell 20:52, Abbott 21:23
GIRLS RESULTSTeutopolis 24, Effingham 32Effingham: Fatheree 23:25, Bingham 24:39, Phillips 24:50, Swan 25:15, Steppe 25:19, Madie Woelfer 25:38Teutopolis: Borries 23:22, Repking 23:31, La. Jansen 24:13, Deters 24:20, Ly. Jansen 25:41Dieterich: Faught 29:36, Mahnke 30:33