All four county schools will be represented in next Saturday’s cross country regional’s as several teams and individuals had a great day at the sectional. Northfield, Wabash and Southwood were at the Marion sectional while Manchester was at Culver.
In each race the top five teams advance to the regional plus the top ten runners who were not on a qualifying team.
At Marion the day got started with the girls race with Northfield’s Jenna Halderman winning the race in 18:38.5 to lead the Lady Norse to a third place team finish. Brittany Sloan placed 7th, Karla Singer 11th, Jacklyn Peas 18th, Natasha Leland 20th, Olivia Thompson 23rd, Attie Schuler 43rd.
Southwood was fourth behind a 10th place finish from Emily Lehner. Ellie White was 24th, Haley Heath 27th, Kassidy Atwood 39th, Taylor Heath 47th, Brooke Elliott 52nd, Emma Peebles.
Wabash had an incomplete team with Carli Henderson leading the way in 49th. Chelsea Archer was 55th, Courtney Davis 60th, Angela Davis 67th.
At Culver in the girls race if anyone ever wondered how important the sixth and seventh runners are they found out as Manchester tied Tippecanoe Valley for the fifth and final qualifying spot and winning the spot because Squire sixth runner Sophia Reifeltshammer beat Valley’s sixth runner by seven spots.
Leading Manchester was Clara Burdette in 22nd place. Kaitlyn Blum was 29th, Emily Lynn 30th, Natasha Niccum 32nd, Alexis Vernon 41st, Sophia Reifeltshammer 42nd, Alexis Wagoner 52nd.
In the boys races Northfield was edged by Oak Hill by three points to finish second, led by overall winner Devin Tracy in 16:22.7. Austin Frye was 6th, Joe Burcroff 8th, Austin Andrews 11th, Noah Shear 18th, Heath Miller 25th, Mason Zolman 49th.
Wabash finished 4th as a team led by a 3rd place finish from Dominick Hubbard. Sam Hall was 7th, Aries Reza 23rd, Kyle Kelsheimer 27th, Brodie Hough 39th, John Stewart 45th, Kaleb Kelsheimer 47th.
Southwood finished 7th with Aaron Ross leading the way in 16th. Josiah Friedersdorf was 29th, Justin Lawson 40th, Michael Lengel 41st, Jonathan Collins 42nd, Chase Guenin 57th, Lucas Topliff 67th.
Aaron Ross and Josiah Friedersdorf qualified for regional as individuals.
At Culver Manchester finished 8th as a team. Thomas Rohr led the way with a 10th place finish. Taylor Heckman was 42nd, Montgomery Pattison 53rd, Jimmy Curtis 57th, Jeremy Herrmann 59th.
Thomas Rohr and Taylor Heckman qualified as individuals for the regional.
Next Saturday’s regional sites are the same locations as the sectionals.