Greencastle Boys & Girls Cross Country teams had a good start into championship season this week as they competed at County and Conference.
Putnam County Cross Country Championship – Tuesday, 9/26/17
Boys team took 4th
Ben Gellman did a great job of leading our boys team and earned his first All-County Honor by placing 4th. We were without our #2 runner which hurt us quite a bit.
Girls team took 2nd
Emma Wilson and Sydney Kallem both earned All-County Honors by placing first and third respectively.
Putnam County Full Results: TBA
Western Indiana Conference Championship – Saturday, 9/30/17
Boys team took 10th in a 12 team field
Ben Gellman paced our boys with a 12th place showing in 17:15 and earned his first All-Conference Honor. Justin Berish came in 43rd in 19:05 followed closely by freshman Ian Frank in 46th with a time of 19:16. John Brook continued to shred time and skipped the 21’s to complete his race in 20:16 for 66th place. Tylan Jones rounded out our top 5 with a season best of 20:36. Donovan Asbell finished in 78th with a season best of 23:38.
Girls team took 7th in a 10 team field
Emma Wilson 3-peated as Conference Champ in a new personal best of 17:29 for 5k. Sydney Kallem was 2nd for the team in 18th with a time of 21:27. Seelye Stoffregen finished 36th in 22:36 which was a tremendous help for our team. I believe she’s gaining confidence which we are going to need next week if we’re to qualify out of Sectionals as a team. Emmy Huber (49th) in 23:59, Mika Mozawa (52nd) in 24:20, and Hannah Miller (69th) in 28:21 rounded out the rest of our team.
WIC Full Results: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-kk834e8AIkQU4wRzBSeVp6LTQ?usp=sharing
As a whole, we are content with our showings this week and are looking forward to starting the IHSAA State tournament as we compete at Sectionals next Saturday, 10/7/17, @ South Putnam at 10:30 AM.