The Western Reserve Academy boys cross country team placed ninth with 188 points in the 13-team varsity Blue race at the McDonough Invitational Saturday at Forest Hills Park in East Cleveland.

Cleveland Benedictine won the competition with 72 points.

Will Downing led the way for the Pioneers with a 12th-place clocking of 19 minutes, 14.38 seconds. Cade Howard was next for Reserve in 22nd (19:40.63).

Rounding out the top five for WRA were Raymond Barrett (41st, 20:34.6), Tano Nguyen (51st, 21:17.18) and Jacob Grossman (62nd, 22:41.51).