North Butler runs to eighth at Newman

Eric Brehmer (1357) of North Butler leads a pack of Bearcats to the finish line as they finished eighth in the 11-team field at Mason City Newman on Tuesday, Aug. 29. (Kristi Nixon photo)

MASON CITY – North Butler’s boys’ cross country team was the epitome of a tight pack in finishing eighth out of 11 teams at the Mason City Newman Invitational on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Coach Kirk Clark’s team, from first to fifth finishers among the Bearcats, were 45-46-47-48-49 for 235 team points, led by Eric Brehmer in 20 minutes, 16.6 seconds.

“I’m impressed with the boys who ran JV and varsity,” Clark said. “There were some guys on JV that I probably should have had on varsity, time-wise, but they just weren’t showing things in practice, so just put them where I thought they deserved to be in this first meet and had a good time out of Devon (Huberg), he’ll be on varsity next time..."

The full story appears in the Sept. 7 print edition of the Butler County Tribune-Journal.