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August 12, 2013

CROSS COUNTRY SEASON PREVIEW: Borden hoping for sectional repeat

Silver Creek boys and girls also looking to add more sectional crowns




After having only two runners in 2012, the Pirates have increased their numbers enough to have a complete team this year.

Three Charlestown runners will battle for the No. 1 spot in senior Tyler Peterson, sophomore Eric Harris and freshman Seth Parker. Senior Brett Brooks returns for the Pirates. Charlestown also welcomes junior newcomer Jake Flaget.

“I am extremely excited this year, going from only two runners last year to fielding a complete team this year. I have hopes of adding a couple more runners before the season starts,” Pirates’ coach Jerry Doyle said. “My seniors have worked very hard this summer, and both are running at a higher level than they were this time last year.”


Coach David Gardner continues to rebuild the Generals’ program. He currently has five runners, with four being newcomers. Gardner hopes to add a couple of more runners before the season begins. He says Clarksville’s toughest regular-season meet will be the Eagle Classic at Brown County.


Coach Tim Korte welcomes back several runners from last season’s squad. Grant Reynolds and Reese Tarr are the lone two seniors for the Highlanders. The junior class consists of Luke Uhl, Alec Heitz, Grant Vellenger and Chad Lawrence. Sophomore Michael White also returns.

Korte says the two toughest meets on a challenging regular-season slate are the Eagle Classic and the Trinity Invitational. Korte thinks Seymour is the best team in the Hoosier Hills Conference and Borden is the favorite to win the Crawford County Sectional and Crawford County Regional.


Junior Jacob Hedrick is the Hornets’ best returning runner, and coach Brad Nifong thinks he has a chance to qualify for regional.

Nifong says the Hornets’ schedule is tough as they will be tested several times by SAC rival Borden on their slate.

“I kind of look at them as a measuring stick for our improvement,” Nifong said. “We hope to finish no worse than second in the SAC. We would like to improve on our fifth-place team finish in the sectional [from a year ago].”

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