Metro Cross Country

The Northfield Girls Cross Country team placed 2nd in the 28 team West Noble Invitational on Saturday.  Jenna Halderman led the way with a 3rd place finish.  Brittany Sloan and Karla Singer also received medals by placing in the top 20.  Rounding out the scoring was Natasha Leland, Olivia Thompson, Jacklyn Peas, and Cait Eltzroth.  Indi Shear ran a seasons best time.

The boys team placed 6th.  Devin Tracy led the way by placing 12th.  Austin Frye and Joe Burcroff each received medals by placing in the top 25.  Rounding out the scoring was Austin Andrews, Heath Miller, Mason Zolman, Matt Carey, and Noah Augustus.
The junior high had many athletes run seasons best times on the year. The top 5 for the girls included Alyssa McKillip, Abbey Ross, Lz Moore, Bailey Burcroff, and Jenna Krom.  The boys top 5 included Austin Burns, Peyton Frye, Grant Dale, Jett Snyder, and Evan Eckelberger.
The Southwood Boys and Girls Cross Country teams competed at the Tipton Invite Saturday at Tipton High School. The girls team finished 3rd and the boys finished 4th out of 14 schools.

The girls were lead by a 4th place finish as Emily Lehner ran a personal best time of 19:43. Also running season best times were Haley Heath and Ellie White, who finished 10th and 11th respectively. Taylor Heath, Kassidy Atwood, and Brooke Elliot also ran their best times and finished 21st, 30th, and 41st. Rounding out the girl’s team was Emma Peebles in 78th. Emmy Titus ran a PR in the JV race and will compete with the varsity Tuesday at Southwood.

The boys team had a dramatic improvement from last year as they finished 4th out of the field. In front for the Knights was Josiah Friedersdorf, who ran a personal best time of 17:28 and finished 10th. Also running a PR was Aaron Ross, who finish 20th. Michael Lengel came in 3rd for the boys and finished 29th overall. Chase Guenin, Jonathan Collins, and Justin Lawson all had personal records as well as they finished 31st, 43rd, and 46th. Lucas Topliff nearly PR’d and finished 90th.

Next for the Knights:
Tuesday AT SHS vs. Peru/Manchester @ 4:30 p.m.
Saturday AT IPFW for the New Haven Invite @ 9:00 a.m.

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