The cross country regional was ran Saturday with the Northfield girls team head lining up a successful day. The Lady Norse finished 4th with 120 points to qualify for next Saturday’s semi-state at New Haven.
The boys races ran first with Manchester’s Matthew Fahs-Brown finishing 5th individually at Culver in 16:43 to qualify for next Saturday’s semi-state. Skylar Burke finished 63rd in 18:41.
At Marion the Northfield and Wabash teams were participating along with Southwood’s Michael Lengel. The Northfield boys just missed reaching the semi-state, placing 6th with 132 points. The 5th place team had 129. Devin Tracy finished 8th overall in 16:47, Joe Burcroff 11th in 16:52 and Austin Frye 27th in 17:26. These three will run as individuals at semi-state. Also running for Northfield was Austin Andrews 49th in 18:07, Noah Augustus 69th in 19:11, Heath Miller 73rd in 19:15 and Keegan Knepp 89th in 22:05.
Wabash finished 9th with 214 points. The Apaches were led by a 33rd place finish by Sam Hall in 17:34. Kyle Kelsheimer was 47th in 18:03, Brodie Hough 61th in 18:39, Aries Reza 65th in 18:44, Adam Driscoll 77th in 19:30, Devin Hostetler 86th in 20:50 and Anusorne Chanthachak 88th in 21:22.
Southwood’s Michael Lengel finished 75th in 19:22.
Next it was the girls. At Culver Clara Burdette of Manchester was 68th in 23:11 and Trista Hill 70th in 23:18. At Marion, the 4th place Lady Norse were led by meet runner-up Jenna Halderman, who ran an 18:44. Carla Singer was 13th in 20:06, Brittany Sloan 14th in 20:09, Caitlin Eltzroth 56th in 21:51, Olivia Thompson 74th in 23:01, Katie Stephan 78th in 23:11 and Catherine Tracy 85th in 25:11. The Lady Norse will run in next Saturday’s New Haven semi-state.
The Southwood Lady Knights finished 7th behind an 8th place finish from Emily Lehner in 19:54. Ellie White was 29th in 20:50, just missing as an individual by one spot, Haley Heath 33rd in 21:01, Meranda Friend 58th in 21:56, Taylor Heath 72nd in 22:41, Kassidy Atwood 86th in 27:27. With her 8th place finish, Emily Lehner will compete in next Saturday’s New Haven semi-state as an individual.