Osgood Journal Sports
September 4, 2007

Raider Ben Montgomery dominates '07 Ripley Co.
Boys' X-Country Meet

Gary Franklin - Sports Editor
A mild mannered young man of few words, South Ripley Raider junior Ben Montgomery, who has worked hard this past summer, surprised many with his winning antics after being presented the first place trophy. From his labors during the 2007 running of the Ripley County Boys' Cross Country Meet. Not a surprise to those who have watched Montgomery, he led all runners in the race from beginning to finish.
The time posted by Montgomery was 17:59. Finishing in second place some 21 seconds behind him was Batesville runner John Kreckler. Milan Indian speedster Josh Dickey narrowly edged into the third place spot due to an awesome spurt of speed to close and take the fourth place runner.
Both Indian Dickey and Zack Grossman of the South Ripley Raiders posted times of 18:34. The fifth spot was mastered by Batesville Bulldog runner Tyler Giesting in 18:59.
Sixth through 22nd
finishes were as follows:
6 SR Andy Miller 19:01
7 Ba Collin Koory 19:20
8 Ba Chan Giesting 19:27
9 Ba Jerad Lowery 19:29
10 Ba Cody Carinee 19:33
11 JCD Derek Lunsford 19:36
12 JCD Austin Lord 19:52
13 JCD Donnie Lows 20:19
14 Mi Andrew Dixon 20:51
15 SR Zack Halcomb 20:54
16 JCD Devin Shadday 20:57
17 SR Ethan Back 20:59
18 SR Jared Walters 21:05
19 JCD Ethan Hess 22:19
20 JCD Brock Shadday 22:22
21 SR Dustin Toops 22:31
22 JCD Kyle Bradley 23:37

Montgomery cuts a rug for his teammates following his acceptance of the first place trophy at the 2007 Ripley County Cross Country Meet held on Thursday evening, August 30 at Batesville High School.