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GREENFIELD — Michael Jordan was famously “cut” from his high school basketball team. More specifically, he failed to make the varsity squad as a sophomore. Motivated by the shortcoming, Jordan earned a spot on the varsity roster as a junior, led the team in scoring and … the rest is history.

Sarah Schwartz knows something of Jordan’s plight — and triumph.

Last year as a middle school cross country runner at Doe Creek, Schwartz wasn't even quick enough to make the school’s varsity squad. Fast forward 12 months and not only was Schwartz good enough to run with the New Palestine High School varsity in the Hancock County Meet Tuesday, she won the whole darned race.

Schwartz dominated the field with a time of 19 minutes, 33 seconds, well ahead of Eastern Hancock junior Kiersten Schrope (20:14), who had posted the county’s top time entering the race.

The performance of Schwartz and teammates Marissa Crosby (fourth, 20:49), Natalie Shields (sixth, 21:00), Bailey Wallace (seventh, 21:02) and Kayla Medaris (ninth, 21:11) propelled the Dragons to their seventh-straight county team championship.

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