Lady Norse Win Valley Invite

The Northfield varsity cross country teams had a good day at the Tippecanoe Valley invite Saturday with the girls winning the team title and the boys taking second.

In the girls race Northfield nipped Columbia City by four points, led by overall individual winner Jenna Halderman in 19:04. Karla Singer was 2nd(20:19), Brittany Sloan 8th(20:24), Jacklyn Peas 12th(21:26), Olivia Thompson 14th(21:34), Natasha Leland 19th(21:47) and Caitlin Eltzroth 40th(23:21).

Manchester finished 11th in the race. The Lady Squires were led by Emily Lynn in 42nd(23:43), Kaitlyn Blum 44th(23:46), Natasha Niccum 45th(23:48), Clara Burdette 46th(24:00), Alexis Vernon 57th(25:07), Sophia Reifeltshammer 58th(25:09), Molly Woods  61st(25:43).

The Northfield boys were 2nd behind West Noble. Leading Northfield was Devin Tracy in 8th(16:51), Austin Frye 10th(17:00), Joe Burcroff 14th(17:17), Austin Andrews 18th(17:33), Heath Miller 36th(18:17), Matt Carey 59th(19:20), Noah Augustus 61st(19:30).

The Manchester boys placed 12th as a team. The Squires were led by Matthew Fahs-Brown in 11th(17:07), Thomas Rohr 29th(17:58), Ben Reichenbach 76th(20:34), Taylor Heckman 81st(21:14), Montgomery Pattison 85th(21:43), Jimmy Curtis 87th(22:22), Jeremy Herrmann  88th(22:39).

The Manchester girls took 3rd in the junior high race led by Torina Runkel’s 10th place finish. Kennedy Fierstos was 19th, Madisyn Schmidt 23rd, Sarah Rohr 24th, Madison Evans 26th, Madison Cook 31st, Anna Markham  32nd.

Northfield was 5th led by Alyssa McKillip in 12th, Liz Moore 30th, Maddie Clark 35th, Bailey Burcroff 36th, Abbey Ross 37th, Jenna Krom 49th, Allysa Haupert 50th.

Wabash was 8th in the race . Whitney Working was 5th, Claire Hipskind 40th, Rebecca Bruss 51st, Maya Benysh 52nd, Angel Wherly 54th, Linda Cordes 56th, Ariell Martin  77th.

Wabash won the boys team race, led by overall champion Dereck Vogel in 11:04. Koby Prater was 4th, Zack Reed 12th, Kyle Parson 19th, Tyler Shepherd 23rd, Michael Cordes 26th, James Wolfe 29th.

Manchester was 6th led by Hunter Miller in 14th. Ethan Davis was 16th, Wilson Nettleton 21st, Carter Bedke 53rd, Devin Corn 57th, Reece Ademiec  78th.

Northfield was 8th behind an 8th place finish from Peyton Frye. Andrew Burns was 11th, Grant Dale 51st, Ben Kissel 64th, Jett Snyder 65th, Evan Eckelbarger 72nd, Treyvor Lehman 73rd.

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