The Letcher County Central High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams participated in the Beast of the East Invitational Tournament on Sept. 10. Other high schools in the tourney were Owsley County, Harlan County, Perry County, Knox County, George Rogers Clark, Bryan Station, Bath County, Powell County, Lee County, Clay County, Oneida Baptist, and Jackson. The LCCHS boys’ varsity team was runner-up, beating Harlan County by one point. The team was led by sophomore Chase Cates and junior Nick Boggs. The girls’ varsity team placed fourth and was led by sophomore Keisha Balthis and senior Freddie Adams. The junior varsity boys’ team took first place and was led by junior Anthony Banks. The junior varsity girls’ team was runner-up and was led by freshman Enda Lillie and junior Angelina Gose. Foreign exchange student Anna Boor from Germany ran unattached and placed third in the open run. The elementary division runners were fifth grader Ashley Bolling, who placed fourth; seventh grader Amber Bolling, who placed fifth; and second grader Bailey Kincer, who placed 11th.