Marysville’s Davis Lee couldn’t quite catch Saturday’s winner Justin Hodge, Hiawatha, in the cross country opener at Marysville Country Club.

Lee was one of two runners to finish under 18 minutes. He was 11.44 seconds behind Hodge, who ran 17:32.25. Pushing Lee was Axtell’s Quinn Buessing, who ran 18:02.66, which was almost 19 seconds behind Lee’s 17:43.59 time.