Multiple Teams · Cross Teams Finish a Strong 3rd at WIC

It finally felt like fall again when the SPXC teams arrived at Cascade on Saturday for the WIC meet. With the great weather and strong competition, both teams were able to run really well and come away with some great performances.

The boys’ team got things started by placing three guys in the top-15 and earning All-Conference honors. Austin Rumley led the team with a great 3rd place finish and a new personal record. Karl Egold rolled in soon after in 7th with a PR, and Steven Schnepp knocked almost a minute off of his time to get 14th. With strong racing from Dru Bottorff, Andrew Carr, Michael Crossman and Eric Hinkle, the boys were able to finish in 3rd place as a team.

For the girls’ team, there were two All-Conference runners. Chelsie Edwards led the way with a 9th place finish and a season best time. Lexi Vanihel battled well late in the race to sneak in at 14th place. As a team, the girls were able to finish 3rd overall as well. Ally Nichols and Lillie Stein ran strong races and held on to a difficult pace, and Samara Young once again steadily moved up over the course of the race to pass quite a few people. Rounding out the varsity spots were Rachel Jones and Addi Blaydes, each battling well over the last mile to help secure the 3rd place finish.

The Eagles will next race on Saturday, Oct. 8 in the Sectional Meet here at SP.

Boys’ Team Scores: 1st- Brown County (62), 2nd- Northview (70), 3rd- SP (72), 4th- Edgewood (77), 5th- Cascade (139), 6th- West Vigo (156), 7th- Cloverdale (229), 8th- Indian Creek (230), 9th- North Putnam (231), 10th- Greencastle (236), 11th- Owen Valley (243), 12th- Sullivan (309)

Girls’ Team Scores: 1st- Edgewood (40), 2nd- West Vigo (91), 3rd- SP (95), 4th- Owen Valley (117), 5th- Brown County (137), 6th- Cascade (142), 7th- Greencastle (148), 8th- Northview (159), 9th- Indian Creek (177), 10th- North Putnam (246), Cloverdale and Sullivan each had incomplete teams (need 5 runners)

Boys Individual Results:

Austin Rumley- 16:39, 3rd (PR)

Karl Egold- 17:00, 7th (PR)

Steven Schnepp- 17:20, 14th (PR)

Dru Bottorff- 17:52, 21st (SB)

Andrew Carr- 18:14, 27th (PR)

Michael Crossman- 18:30, 33rd (SB)

Eric Hinkle- 18:36, 36th (SB)

Adair Bock- 19:59 (SB)

Daniel Johnson- 20:28 (PR)

Josh Beikman- 20:46 (PR)

Brent Wiggins- 21:17


Girls Individual Results:

Chelsie Edwards- 20:31, 9th (PR)

Lexi Vanihel- 21:03, 14th

Ally Nichols- 21:28, 19th (SB)

Lillie Stein- 21:30, 20th (PR)

Samara Young- 22:45, 40th (SB)

Rachel Jones- 24:03, 50th

Addi Blaydes- 26:45, 66th

Ally Menke- 24:28 (PR)

Rachel Carter- 32:06