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October 17, 2010

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Borden boys advance to XC semistate

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MARENGO — Borden’s boys’ cross country team finished fifth at the Crawford County regional and advanced to next Saturday’s Brown County Semistate.

Borden’s Hunter Williams finished second with a personal-best 16:20, 12 seconds behind champion Josh Genet of Northeast Dubois.

“Hunter Williams had an awesome race,” Borden coach Liz Geltmaker said.

Travis Scott was 27th, Brian Eurton was 30th, Nathen Magallanes was 37th, George Tipker finished 53rd, Michael Lynch was 69th and Nolan Casey placed 73rd for the Braves.

Floyd Central finished second behind champion North Harrison and also advanced. The Highlanders were led by Logan Kelly’s fifth-place finish.

HIGHLANDERS WIN GIRLS’ REGIONAL

Floyd Central’s girls’ cross country team beat runner-up Perry Central by 16 points to win its first regional crown since 2005.

The Highlanders, who finished fourth at last year’s Crawford County Regional, advanced to next Saturday’s Brown County Semistate, where they will attempt to advance to the state finals.

“I’m very proud of all the girls today,” Highlander coach Carl Hook said. “I’m so bless to have such a great group of girls. We just tell them who to run on or who to beat and they take care of business.”

Floyd was led by Alyssa Moore, who finished seventh overall in 20:50. She was 51 seconds off the pace set by meet winner Cathryn Peter of Perry Central.

“Alyssa Moore ran a great race and finished right where she should have,” Hook said.

Hannah Keehn finished 15th and Katie Perkins was 17th for the Highlanders.

“Hannah Keehn ran another solid race for us,” Hook assessed. “Katie Perkins is getting faster with each race.”

Rounding out the field for the Highlanders was Zoe Doebler in 19th, Abbie Ewing in 22nd and Ryan Meza in 29th.

“Zoe Doebbler and Abbie Ewing dropped 25 and 23 seconds from their sectional times and completely took care of business,” Hook praised. “Ryan Meza ran a gutsy race, like she always does. She is so tough.”

New Albany sophomore Phoebe Bauer finished third overall and advanced to next week’s semistate as an individual. She finished the Crawford County course in 20:21, nine second behind runner up Rachel Pease of South Central.

The Bulldogs finished sixth as a team, one spot short of advancing to the regional.

Behind Bauer for the Bulldogs was Rachel Bowden in 26th, Temple Ricke in 28th, Kaitlyn Smith in 37th and Lauren McCool in 44th.

Providence placed 10th in the meet. The Pioneers were led by Kori Siebert, who finished 41st in 22:55. Next for Providence was Mary Graf in 50th, Casey McCauley in 60th, Krystal Graf in 66th and Amanda McCauley in 67th.

Christian Academy’s Hannah Eldridge finished in 15th to advance to the Brown Country semistate as an individual.

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