News and Tribune

October 20, 2013

H.S. CROSS COUNTRY: Highlander girls defend Crawford County Regional title

Floyd, Borden advance to semistate in boys’ race

By KEVIN HARRIS
kevin.harris@newsandtribune.com

MARENGO — The Floyd Central girls’ cross country team won its second consecutive Crawford County Regional title on Saturday by placing its top five runners within the top 12 of the individual standings. It also was the Highlanders’ third regional championship in four years.

In the boys’ race, Floyd Central and Borden both advanced to next Saturday’s Brown County Semistate by finishing third and fifth, respectively.

The top five teams and top 10 individuals on non-advancing squads in each race qualified for next weekend’s semistate.

 

GIRLS

Floyd Central tallied 35 points in its victory as it was the only area team to advance to Brown County next week.

Sophomore Lydia Kotowski led the Highlanders by finishing second in a time of 19:40.5. Kotowski finished 16 seconds behind the race winner, North Harrison junior Ashton Bosler. 

Highlander sophomores Madison Barney and Kassidy Manning wound up fifth and sixth, respectively. Floyd Central’s Morgan Paul was 10th and teammate Gabrielle Rodriguez placed 12th. Finishing outside the Highlanders’ top five runners were senior Jamie Bierman in 21st and junior Melanie Combs in 34th.

“Our girls ran great today with most running faster than they did on the same course at sectional on Tuesday, and today was slick and muddy,” Floyd Central girls’ coach Carl Hook said. “We had great races from Lydia Kotowski as our No. 1 in second place overall, Madison Barney our No. 2 in fifth and Morgan Paul was our No. 4 in 10th. Kassidy Manning and Gabrielle Rodriguez were as solid as usual in sixth and 12th, respectively. All 27 of our girls have worked extremely hard this summer and fall, and it’s paying off when it should.”

New Albany came up one spot short of advancing to semistate as a team, placing sixth with 142 points. But two of its runners earned individual berths to Brown County in junior Rose Kaforski and senior Temple Ricke. Kaforski finished ninth and Ricke ended up 29th.

Jeffersonville wound up ninth in the team standings with 266 points, while Providence finished 10th with 275. Neither team had a runner reach semistate.

Freshman Josey Noel led the Red Devils by placing 51st, while Pioneer junior Alexandra Lowery finished 41st. North Harrison will join Floyd Central at Brown County as it finished third with 101 points.

 

BOYS

Junior Alec Heitz’s fifth-place finish helped the Highlanders score 104 points in their third-place effort. 

Rounding out the scoring for Floyd Central were Grant Vellinger in 21st, Chad Lawrence in 24th, Luke Uhl in 27th and Grant Reynolds in 34th. Other Highlander finishers were seniors Reese Tarr in 38th and Nathan Manias in 66th.

Borden sophomore Julien Magallanes won an individual regional title for the first time in his high school career. Magallanes ran the Crawford County course in a time of 16:26.2, helping the Braves to score 135 points.

Borden junior Gavin Tipker finished 18th, while teammate Nathen Magallanes was 25th. Rounding out the Braves’ scoring were junior Andrew Stonecipher in 48th and sophomore Will Little in 65th. Also for Borden, David Wright was 70th and George Tipker placed 87th.

Providence had two runners advance to regional as it placed seventh with 159 points. Freshman David Betz wound up 11th and senior Lincoln Ottersbach finished 13th.

New Albany freshman Timothy Baumgart qualified for semistate with a 22nd-place finish. 

North Harrison won the regional title with 76 points. Cougar junior Daniel Fleace finished second, while teammate Michael White was fourth. Corydon Central senior Jake Pitts finished 23rd to qualify for semistate.

 

CRAWFORD COUNTY REGIONAL

At Marengo

(Top five teams and top 10 individuals on non-advancing squads advanced to semistate.)

GIRLS

Team scores: Floyd Central 35, Jasper 51, North Harrison 101, Northeast Dubois 115, Forest Park 133, New Albany 142, Perry Central 166, Southridge 184, Jeffersonville 266, Providence 275.

Overall winner: Ashton Bosler (NH) 19:24.5.

Top 10: 1. Bosler (NH) 19:24.5, 2. Lydia Kotowski (FC) 19:40.5, 3. Hannah Welsh (J) 19:54.9, 4. Tara Cassidy (J) 19:57.3, 5. Madison Barney (FC) 20:26.5, 6. Kassidy Manning (FC) 20:27.5, 7. Aubrey Main (S) 20:34.3, 8. Latesha Merkel (NED) 20:34.9, 9. Rose Kaforski (NA) 20:37.7, 10. Morgan Paul (FC) 20:38.9.

Top 10 individual advancers: 7.  Main (S) 20:34.3, 9. Kaforski (NA) 20:37.7, 11. Jillian Theis (PC) 20:44.8, 18. Megan Thomas (PC) 21:21.3, 24. Hailey Carman (Tell City) 21:36.8, 25. Casey Lamb (S) 21:38.1, 28. Jalynn Pruitt (TC) 21:42.5, 29. Temple Ricke (NA) 21:42.9, 31. Yasmeen Yennes (Crawford County) 21:46.5, 33. Lauren Meyer (S) 21:48.9.

Floyd Central: 2. Kotowski 19:40.5, 5. Barney 20:26.5, 6. Manning 20:27.5, 10. Paul 20:38.9, 12. Gabrielle Rodriguez 20:46.1, 21. Jamie Bierman 21:23.9, 34. Melanie Combs 21:51.2. 

New Albany: 9. Kaforski 20:37.7, 29. Ricke 21:42.9, 36. Nicole Lods 22:01.2, 39. Rachel Geveden 22:07.7, 43. Rachel Bowden 22:16.8, 46. Kailey Martin 22:29.2, 56. Corinn Mundy 23:06.3.

Jeffersonville: 51. Josey Noel 22:55.4, 61. Candea Smith 23:25.5, 67. Catherine Patton 24:02.7, 72. Madison Gavin 24:32.6, 75. Ashley Friedrich 24:49.2, 83. Kayla DeArk 25:59.7, 86. Heather Nichols 27:13.1.

Providence: 41. Alexandra Lowery 22:14.3, 55. Stephany Covarrubia 23:06.1, 81. Samantha Stiner 25:46.5, 82. Vanessa Covarrubia 25:57, 87. Virginia McCauley 28:56.8.

Borden: 63. Brooklyn Agnew 23:35.4, 77. Abby Ellis 24:56.3.

 

BOYS

Team scores: North Harrison 76, Tell City 99, Floyd Central 104, Jasper 133, Borden 135, Perry Central 150, Providence 159, Northeast Dubois 162, Forest Park 179, Crawford County 195.

Top 10: 1. Julien Magellanes (B) 16:26.2, 2. Daniel Fleace (NH) 16:38.7, 3. Aaron Pierrard (PC) 16:43.8, 4. Michael White (NH) 16:55.5, 5. Alec Heitz (FC) 17:01, 6. Bryce Lain (PC) 17:08.3, 7. Trey Dooley (FP) 17:13.3, 8. Cody Carlton (CC) 17:16.3, 9. Luke Kersteins (NED) 17:20.4, 10. Cale Kilian (J) 17:21.3.

Top 10 individual advancers: 3. Pierrard (PC) 16:43.8, 6. Lain (PC) 17:08.3, 7. Dooley (FP) 17:13.3, 8. Carlton (CC) 17:16.3, 9. Kersteins (NED) 17:20.4, 11. David Betz (Pr) 17:21.7, 13. Lincoln Ottersbach (Pr) 17:27.8, 14. Cody Flamion (FP) 17:31.2, 22. Timothy Baumgart (New Albany) 17:44.8, 23. Jake Pitts (Corydon Central) 17:47.1.

Floyd Central: 5. Heitz 17:01, 21. Grant Vellinger 17:43.4, 24. Chad Lawrence 17:47.7, 27. Luke Uhl 17:52.6, 34. Grant Reynolds 18:10.5, 38. Reese Tarr 18:17.3, 66. Nathan Manias 19:17.

Borden: 1. J. Magellanes 16:26.2, 18. Gavin Tipker 17:36.2, 25. Nathen Magallanes 17:48.8, 48. Andrew Stonecipher 18:32.7, 65. Will Little 19:16.7, 70. David Wright 19:38.9, 87. George Tipker 21:32.3.

Providence: 11. Betz 17:21.7, 13. Ottersbach 17:27.8, 29. Spencer Mitchell 18:01.4, 64. Reid Masterson 19:12, 72. Luke Schoering 19:45, 76. Nathan Shumate 20:11.9, 85. Collin Rankin 21:16.2.

Jeffersonville: 54. Thibault Gillis 18:44.2.

New Albany: 22. Baumgart 17:44.8, 49. Peyton Martin 18:33.7, 61. Bradley Sanders 19:05.3.

Christian Academy: 35. Christian Puckett 18:13.7.