“We look forward to the biggest challenge of the year at the semistate,” Kingery said. “Everyone will have to be at their best for us to have shot, but these gals are tough and up for the challenge.”
A pair of Henryville Hornets finished in the top 10. Senior Sadie Spears finished ninth and freshman Cia Greene was 10th. Both had little problem earning a spot in next Saturday’s semistate.
Charlestown finished 10th as a team and saw Whitney Andrews advance to the semistate with a 21st-place finish.
New Washington freshman Olivia Graebe also moved on in 19th.
Silver Creek’s finished eighth, but the youthful Dragons were only 12 points from advancing as a team.
Tanner Coots was the lone Dragons to make the semistate cut by finishing 13th in a personal-best 17:02.
“Tanner Coots qualified for the semi state next week by running a great race and by beating at least 6 runners that he had never beaten before,” Kingery said.
Cameron Stephens finished 35th, Morgan Davidson placed 37th with a season-best 17:57. Andrew Westfall also ran a personal best in 18:14 to come in 44th for the Dragons.
Jacob Hedrick of Henryville also advanced in 12th place in a time of 16:50.
Charlestown’s Seth Park finished 53rd, freshman Brandon Horton paced New Washington with a 68th-place finish and Rock Creek’s Michael Murphy crossed the finish line in 19:27, which was good for 70th overall.
Columbus North’s Seth Williams was the overall boys’ champion in a blazing time of 15:51. The Bull Dogs took the top five spots ahead of Seymour’s Jack Tormoehlen in sixth.
BROWN COUNTY REGIONAL
(Top five teams and top 10 individuals on non-advancing squads advanced to semistate.)
Team scores: Columbus North 18, Silver Creek 73, Brown County 107, Seymour 132, Columbus East 146, Brownstown Central 174, Switzerland County 196, Madison 198, Southwestern 223, Charlestown 223.