DUBUQUE — The times took a big tumble for the Central DeWitt boys and girls cross country teams.
Competing at the Jim Boughton Invitational, the seven Sabers boys and seven Sabers girls who provided Central’s team scores all ran season-best times.
With a 29th-place finish from senior Carly Small, the girls finished seventh in the team standings with 204 points.
Small continued to drop seconds from her time, earning 29th with a clocking of 20:36.
Fellow senior Kyleen Irwin was 36th with her clocking of 21:05, while Hannah Payne gave the Sabers three runners in the top 50 with a 49th-place time of 21:56.
Junior Kami Zeimet was 55th with her time of 22:30, while just two places separated freshmen Reagan Hofer and EmmaGrace Hartman, who clocked in at 23:04 and 23:15, respectively.
Senior Crystal Burke was two spots behind Hartman in 64th with her time of 23:24, while juniors Brynn VanHorn and Madi McAvan were 68th and 71st, respectively, with times of 23:59 and 24:11.
Junior Jack Campbell led a group of eight Central boys who finished under 20 minutes, including six who did it for the first time this fall.
Campbell finished 51st overall in 18:50 to help the Sabers place eighth as a team with 242 points.
Sophomore Blake Gerard was just two seconds and two spots back, while senior Tanner Naeve took 57th in 19:11.
Freshman Matthew Watters added a 59th-place clocking of 19:16, while sophomore Briar Baxter finished off Central’s team score with a time of 19:29 — good for 62nd.
Fellow sophomore Jackson Kutka was 64th in 19:34 — one second better than senior teammate Karsen Kettwick.
Ezra Onken was right behind Kettwick in 19:50, while Trevor Yackle was a spot behind him with his clocking of 20:07 and Brandon Burken capped everything off with his time of 20:28.