Norse Teams-Squire Individuals Advance To SS

The Northfield boys team, Northfield and Manchester girls teams, plus Mathew Fahs-Brown from Manchester competed in the Culver cross country regional Saturday.

The Norse Boy’s team placed 3rd to qualify for the next weeks Semi-State at New Prarie.  The top 5 teams move onto the Semi-State.  Caleb Augustus paced the Norse with a 2nd place finish with a time of 16:49, Devin Tracy was 7th in 17:27, Trent Meyer was 27th in 18:02, Joe Burcroff was 29th in 18: 06, Michael Shannon  was 32nd in 18:12, Austin Eads was 41st  in 18:20, and  Kevan Barlow was 48th in 18:34.

Freshman Mathew Fahs-Brown of Manchester also qualified for the semi-state as an individual, placing 4th overall in a time of 17:02.

Northfield’s Lady Norse team placed 3rd at the Regional Championships Saturday to qualify for next weeks Semi-State. The Lady Norse were led by Jenna Halderman, who placed 3rd with a time of 19:40.  Jenna was followed by Karla Singer who placed 28th in 21:53 , Brittany Sloan was 31st in 21:57 which was a personal record, Countney Frank 34th in 22:02 which was a personal record, Katie Stephan 41st in 22:30 which was a personal record, Caitlin Eltzroth 43rd  in 22:31 which was a personal record and  Sydney Eltzroth 53rd in 23:01.

The Manchester girls team placed 8th, not advancing as a team, however junior Kelsi Custer finished 9th overall in a time of 20:17 and advances as an individual.

For Manchester, 9th Kelsi Custer 20:17, 29th Kaytlin Smith 21:53, 39th Darien Rodriguez 22:17, 67th Madison Burton 24:58, 73rd Sarrah Dierks 28:29, 79th Kristiania Grogg 29:23

Comments:  Coach Dick Leming :   Our girls and boys teams continue to amaze me.  They keep getting better and more determined as the season goes on.  This is a wonderful group of athletes to work with.  Their team unity is excellent.  It is really exciting to have both groups moving onto the Semi-State.  They are looking forward to next weeks Semi-State

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