The Huntington cross country program kicked off its season on Wednesday with an impressive showing at the annual Hokum Karem hosted by Manchester University. Had it been a scored as a team event, both HU squads would have topped the standings.

The Hokum Karem originated at Wabash College over 50 years ago. Legendary Little Giants Coach J. Owen Huntsman created the event in which partners two runners together, alternating loops over a one-mile circuit for a total of six miles for women and eight miles for men.