All sorts of history was made at Saturday’s cross county state finals at LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.
Carmel claimed both the boys and girls team titles whilst Mishawaka’s Ann Rohrer set the girls state finals record. Barr-Reeve’s Connor Sorrells took the boys individual crown.
For Carmel, it was the third straight title for its girls squad, as the Greyhounds placed three runners in the top 10 for the unit’s 13th state title, the highest total for any Indiana high scool.
The boys team ended Columbus North’s three-year reign at the top by placing a trio of runners at 15, 16 and 17, good enough to lead the squad to its first state championship since 2008 and its 11th overall, the most in state history.
Carmel also swept the boys and girls team titles in 2008.
With a time of 17:13.2, Rohrer beat the individual record of 18:05.6 set by defending champion Ashley Erba of Warsaw Community in 2011. Rohrer, a sophomore, was making her first state finals appearance. Erba finished in second place.
As for Sorrells, he crossed the finish line in 15:21.3 to become the first runner from Barr-Reeve to win a cross county state title.