NEW PALESTINE DRAGONS
Coach: Daniel Weimer, 10th season
2013: 2nd at Hancock County, 3rd at Hoosier Heritage Conference, 5th at New Palestine Sectional, 19th at Carmel Semistate
Returning varsity runners
Sarah Schwartz/11, Bailey Wallace/11, Marissa Crosby/12, Mattie Waggoner/11, Meghan Reel/11, Brianna Komornik/12, Izzy Fleetwood/12, McKenzie Privette/11, Natalie Lindsay/10
Newcomers: Grace Mitchell/9, Emma Whiggington/9
Outlook: Sarah Schwartz rightfully and deservedly receives plenty of headlines when it comes to the New Palestine girls cross country team.
The junior is gunning for a third straight Hancock County championship this fall, giving her the chance to join former Eastern Hancock runners Breanna Lawyer and Shana Wyatt as three-time winners of the event. (Should Schwartz win this year, she would enter her senior season with the chance to equal Mt. Vernon’s Amye Adcock (2002-05) as the only four-time winner of the competition).