Manhattan The Lawrence High girls cross country team placed two runners in the top three and edged host Manhattan High for the top spot in the Manhattan Invitational, Saturday at Warner Park.
The Lions boys team placed fifth.
Grace Morgan finished the girls varsity 4K race in 15:45.42, taking second place to Alaina Schroeder of Manhattan (15:25.14). Claire Sanner (third, 16:16.21), Emily McEntire (eighth, 17:05.12), Leah Gabler (ninth, 17:09.63) and Laura Neilsen (29th, 18:14.03) combined to give LHS a score of 51. Manhattan placed second with 53.
Gavin Fischer (17:00.01) placed second in the boys varsity 5K but was the only LHS runner in the top 25.
In the junior varsity races, the Lions girls placed fourth, while the boys took fifth. The boys C-team also placed fifth.
The LHS cross country squads will compete Saturday at the Emporia Invitational.