Season comes to finish for 3 local teams in Shelbyville

BY DAVID CAMPBELL
For the Daily Reporter

SHELBYVILLE — The cross-country season came to an end for three local schools at the IHSAA semistate in Shelbyville on Saturday.

New Palestine placed 16th as a team in the girls race with 446 points and 19th in the boys race with 457 points. Greenfield-Central was 21st in the girls race with 588 points. The top six teams in each race earned berths to the state finals in Terre Haute this weekend.

In addition, no local runner was able to advance as one of the top-10 individuals from non-advancing teams.

Brenna Shaw led New Palestine’s girls by coming in 59th in 19 minutes, 37.7 seconds. Kendall Mann was 62nd in 19:41.2.

Haley Rickey was 148th in 21:51.4, Sophia Taylor was 150th in 21:57.3 and Grace Voelz was 164th in 22:59.5.

Greenfield-Central’s girls were led by Audrey Brinkruff, who was 93rd in 20:24.2. Sydney Cook was 145th in 21:46.9.

Sarah Muckerheide was 157th in 22:19.8, Darian Gossett was 178th in 24:18.4 and Lindsey Pope was 180th in 27:08.1.

Drew Austin led New Palestine’s boys with an 87th-place finish in 16:53.1. Devon Whitaker was 119th in 17:20.5, Josh Collins was 134th in 17:28.4, Kyler Harrison was 137th in 17:32.7 and Alex Mohr was 155th in 17:54.7.

Greenfield-Central’s Parker Niemeier was 55th in 16:32.9 for a season-best time, while teammate Zachariah Archibald tied his season-best for 100th in 17:06.4.

Eastern Hancock’s Skylar Schrope was 107th in 17:09.9. His time marked the third-fastest overall in school history and was the fastest time by a junior all time.

Top-ranked Carmel scored 46 points to outdistance runner-up Cathedral by 18 to win the boys title. Hamilton Souheastern’s Gabe Fendel set a new course record en route to the individual championship in 15:08.2.

Second-ranked Brebeuf won the girls title with 70 points, 15 better than No. 3 Zionsville. Greencastle’s Emma Wilson won the girls race in 17:41.4, also setting a new course record.