News and Tribune

October 17, 2010

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Borden boys advance to XC semistate

Chan, Kwitonda advance for Jeff

By GREG MENGELT
Greg.Mengelt@newsandtribune.com

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.



CHAN, KWIITONDA ADVANCE AT BEDFORD

The Jeffesonville boys’ and girls’ teams both placed eighth at the Bedford North Lawrence Regional, failing to advance to the semistate, but both teams had an individual runner advance to Brown County.

For the girls, Connie Chan finished sixth overall in 19:52 to advance. For the boys, Leonard Kwitonda placed 12th and will race at Brown County next Saturday.

Silver Creek had two girls finish just outside of the top 15 — the standard to advance to the semistate.

Brittany Sharp was 16th in 21:08 and Rachel Clemons finished 17th in 21:15.

New Washington’s Rachel Seals placed 19th in 21:33. Henryville’s Mercedes Spears finished in 28th with teammate Caitlyn Lynch finishing in 38th.



BEDFORD REGIONAL

Girls’ race

    Team scores — Bedford North Lawrence 55, Madison 55, Trinity Lutheran 102, Brownstown Central 113, Switzerland County 146, Seymour 151, Mitchell 158, Jeffersonville 206, Jennings County 208, Scottsburg 219.

    Jeffersonville — 6. Chan 19:52, 50. Hines 23:08, 55. Blackburn 23:32, 61. Abrego 24:07, 66. Evans 25:14, 68. Cox 25:21.

    Silver Creek — 16. Sharp 21:08, 17. Clemons 21:15.

    New Washington — 19. Seals 21:33.

    Henryville — 28. Spears 22:02, 38. Lynch 22:26.



Boys’ race

    Team scores — Bedford North Lawrence 44, Seymour 68, Jennings County 93, Mitchell 150, Madison 154, Crothersville 167, Austin 167, Jeffersonville 180, Switzerland County 182, Salem 209.

    Jeffersonville — 12. Kwitonda 16:53, 33. Richardson 17:40, 49. Kimbrell 18:31, 56. Hawes 18:59, 64. Keeney 19:33, 65. Pavey 19:35, 68. Cavanaugh 20:06.

    Silver Creek — 20. Strom 17:14, 22. Fruits 17:20.

    Charlestown — 31. Sutherland 17:36.



CRAWFORD COUNTY REGIONAL

Girls’ race

    Team scores — Floyd Central 65, Perry Central 81, Tell City 98, Forest Park 104, Northeast Dubois 111, New Albany 120, Jasper 124, Lanesville 215, South Central 226, Providence 257.

    Floyd Central — 7. Moore 20:50, 15. Keehn 21:19, 17. Perkins 21:31, 19. Doebler 21:36, 22. Ewing 21:42, 29. Meza 22:03.

    New Albany — 3. Bauer 20:21, 26. Bowden 21:49, 28. Ricke 21:53, 37. Smith 22:24, 44. McCool 23:01, 49. Mundy 23:27, 52. Knable 23:53.

    Providence — 41. Siebert 22:55, 50. M. Graf 23:32, 60. C. McCauley 25:01, 66. K. Graf 27:17, 67. A. McCauley 27:312, 71. V. McCauley 30:48, 72. Carr 32:52.

    Christian Academy — 16. Eldridge 21:20.



Boys’ race

    Team scores — North Harrison 52, Floyd Central 86, Perry Central 89, Corydon Central 138, Borden 143, Lanesville 153, Heritage Hills 161, Northeast Dubois 184, Forest Park 185, Tell City 188.

    Floyd Central — 5. Kelly 16:30, 11. Portwood 16:53, 19. Pepin 17:18, 20. Happel 17:19, 32. Hamilton 17:41, 35. Doebbler 17:47, 55. Reynolds 18:25.

Borden — 2. Williams 16:20, 27. Scott 17:31, 30. Eurton 17:35, 37. Magallanes 17:47, 53. Tipker 18:16, 69. Lynch 19:28, 73. Casey 19:56.

New Albany — 36. LaPorte 17:47.

Christian Academy — 46. Weaver 18:00.