ELDORA - Both Nevada cross country teams placed in the top three out of nine teams at the South Hardin Invitational Saturday at Eldora.


The Cub girls placed second to Baxter with 79 points. Baxter just edged Nevada for first with a score of 72.


Elie Tuhn and Eliana Hornbuckle both placed in the top 10 for the Nevada girls. Tuhn took sixth with a 5-kilometer time of 22 minutes, three seconds and Hornbuckle ran a 22:41 to finish ninth.


Gabby Sampson came in 13th at 23:16, Grace Cahill 24th in 24:14 and Eleanor Elliott-Rude 29th with a 24:31 showing to round out the scoring for the Cub girls. Ryanne Barker and Natalie Thompson also ran varsity, finishing 31st and 32nd with respective times of 24:37 and 24:39.


Iowa Falls-Alden’s Aubrie Fisher and Ellie Meyer — the 10th and 16th-ranked runners in Class 3A — were first and second in the girls’ race at Eldora with respective times of 20:05 and 20:58.


In the boys’ competition, Nevada took third with a score of 84. South Hardin won with 55 points and BCLUW placed second with a score of 67.


Dalton Baker completed the 5-kilometer course in 18:42 to place 12th as the first runner to cross the finish line for the Nevada boys.


Noah Nusbaum and Jacob Sanders also finished in the top 20. Nusbaum placed 15th in 18:59 and Sanders 18th in 19:02.


Carter Franzen took 24th in 19:28 and Elliot Frideres 26th in 19:33 as the other runners to earn points for the Cub boys. Caleb Pawlovich also ran varsity, placing 37th in 20:07.


BCLUW’s Caleb Silver won the boys’ race in 17:18. GMG’s Jackson Edens took second in 17:37 and South Hardin’s Kolby Winter third in 17:46.


Final team scores


Girls: 1. Baxter 72 points, 2. Nevada 79, 3. Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR 82, 4. East Marshall 86, 5. South Tama 122, 6. GMG 162, 7. Webster City 176, 8. South Hardin 178, 9. BCLUW 185.


Boys: 1. South Hardin 55, 2. BCLUW 67, 3. Nevada 84, 4. East Marshall 105, 5. Webster City 111, 6. South Tama 145, 7. Baxter 156, 8. Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR 190, 9. GMG 210.


Individual results (5-kilometer) - Nevada


Girls: 6. Elie Tuhn, 22:03; 9. Eliana Hornbuckle, 22:41; 13. Gabby Sampson, 23:16; 24. Grace Cahill, 24:14; 29. Eleanor Elliott-Rude 24:31; 31. Ryanne Barker, 24:37; 32. Natalie Thompson, 24:39.


Boys: 12. Dalton Baker, 18:42; 15. Noah Nusbaum, 18:59; 18. Jacob Sanders, 19:02; 24. Carter Franzen, 19:28; 26. Elliot Frideres, 19:33; 37. Caleb Pawlovich, 20:07.