October 06, 2012 @ McNeely Lake Park in Louisville, KY
Hosted by Male
Varsity Girls - Class AAA #1 and US #6 Assumption is in the house for the Male Invitational, but they are sitting the top 20 girls out for this one. The rest are scheduled to compete in the JV race (4K.) There is an outside possibility they move up to the varsity. Class A #3 Holy Cross will be sitting their top seven girls as well.
All that being said, the favorites to win look like a battle between Lauren Bennett and Savanna Heckman from Male and Rebecca Facktor of Ballard. This group has flip-flopped this season. Bennett beat Facktor last week at the Greater Louisville Classic, but Heckman has beaten Bennett twice this season herself. This should be a close one. Male is the winning team, unless Assumption runs up. If that happens watch out for Laurean Loehnert and Ashley Haupt.
Varsity Boys - This race should be a close match-up between another trio upfront. This time between teammates. The boys of North Hardin are the favorite to win the team title and the individual race. Marcus Terrell, Tyler Breeds, and Brandon Igns are all threats to win. In five races this season, Terrell has beaten Breeds three times including last week at the Greater Louisville Classic. Breeds was 10 seconds in front of Terrell two weeks ago at Franklin County. Igns has yet to be in front of the other two, but is always close behind. Holy Cross will be running everyone except US #3 Jacob Thomson, he is off this weekend.