WILMORE - The Boyle County girls took first place Thursday in their first invitational of the season, the AJ Special at Asbury College.
Boyle senior Abby Piper won the race and two of her teammates also finished in the top 10 to help the Lady Rebels finish five points better than runner-up Henry Clay in the nine-team competition.
Piper won the 3.1-mile race in 21 minutes, 56 seconds, over a minute faster than second-place finisher Adrienne Demarest of Henry Clay.
The Boyle boys were third among 12 teams, led by Patrick Morgan, who finished second with a time of 18:05.
"Our teams performed very well for our opening meet. I expect we will see improvement all season," Boyle coach Doug Sharp said.