COLUMBUS GROVE - The Ada cross country team competed in the season-opening Columbus Grove Invitational Saturday.
Lincolnview won the 22-team boys gray division team title with 65 points, with host Grove second with 96 points.
Ada was one short of the five finishers needed to compile a team score.
Senior Matt Higgins finished first among the Bulldogs at 151st with a time of 23:32.5. Bulldog sophomore Keaton Kipker finished 157th in 25:10.2.
Classmate Andrew Robey finished a place behind him in 26:42.9. Senior Hunter Allen came in 160th in 29:25.2.
Sam Williamson of Antwerp won the boys race in a time of 16:03.9.
Minster easily won the girls gray division race with 27 points, far ahead of second-place Mohawk (138). Minster took second, third, fifth, seventh and 10th individually to dominate the meet.
Ada junior Alexandra Boyadzhiev finished a solid 78th in the field of 164 runners. She completed the 3.1-mile course in 24:12.9.
Chloe Flora of Botkins won the girls race in 19:29.8.
Ada runs at the Spencerville Invitational Saturday, Sept. 6 at 9 a.m.