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Pickett, Cook lead John Carroll to top 10 finishes

Ben Pickett led the John Carroll boys to a 10th-place team finish in the cross country season opener Saturday, the Peter Geraghty Invitational in Emmittsburg. Pickett, a senior, ran 16:27 over a 5K course to place 13th among 275 runners. His younger brother, Mark, a freshman running his first high school race, placed 75th in 17:42, as the No. 4 Patriot. Finishing between the Picketts for the Patriots were Andrew Ellis, 17:42, and Derek Alban, 17:42. Will Horn was the team's fifth finisher at 17:55. Holly Cook led John Carroll in the girls' race, taking ninth in 19:40. Taylor Battaglia, 22:02; Rebecca Driver, 22:17; Kayla Stoots, 22:38; and Sam Clark, 23:36, scored to give the...