Prep roundup: Hauser breaks 5K school record in Terre Haute

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Mt. Vernon’s Hannah Hauser at the 2K mark at the Hoosier Heritage Conference Championship at the Blue River Cross Country Course in Shelbyville.

Rob Baker | For The Daily Reporter

Mt. Vernon sophomore Hannah Hauser broke her own school record in helping lead the Marauders girls cross country team to a 15th place finish, of 44 teams, in the Nike Twilight Invitational Championship division race in Terre Haute.

Hauser ran her 5K in 18:50. She had set the record earlier this season at 18:51.8. She placed 30th in Saturday’s race that included 397 runners. Two other Marauders finished under 20 minutes. Makenna Laffey was 94th in 19:34. Emma Gale was 125th with a time of 19:55.

Greenfield-Central and New Palestine runners competed in the Open division. There were two races and one combined team score.

Greenfield-Central placed 13th with 482 points. New Palestine was 20th with 583. There were 642 runners combined. In the first race, Greenfield-Central’s Josie Kinnaman was third with a time of 19:28.7. Lexie Copeland was sixth in 20:09.5. There were 358 runners in the race.

In the second race, New Palestine’s Courtney Study was third in 20:18.1. There were 284 runners in the race.

Mt. Vernon will run in the Eagle Invitational at Taylor University Saturday. New Palestine hosts the New Palestine Invitational. Greenfield-Central is not scheduled to compete this weekend.

Johnson finishes eighth

Eastern Hancock freshman Sydney Johnson earned an eighth-place finish at Saturday’s Winchester Invitational.

The Royals had two runners in the 5K race. Johnson’s time was 21:59.9. Kaylee Swan was 14th in 23:06.16.

There were 48 runners and six full teams in the race. Centerville won the team competition with 51 points. Fort Wayne Canterbury was second with 61. Canterbury’s Promyse Williams won the race in 20:22.06.

Eastern Hancock will compete in the Mid-Eastern Conference meet Saturday hosted by Blue River Valley High School.

Boys cross country

Strachman wins Twilight Invitational race

Mt. Vernon senior Colin Strachman won his 5K open race and the Marauders boys cross country team placed second in the Open Combined division of the Nike Valley Twilight meet in Terre Haute Saturday.

Mt. Vernon and New Palestine competed in the Open Combined division. Greenfield-Central ran in the Championship division.

The Open consisted of two races with combined team scoring.

Strachman won his race in 16:13.6. It was 10th in the combined scoring.

The Marauders followed with a consistent trio of Xaiden Jenson, Cooper Hunziker and Austin Baugh. They were 10th, 11th and 12th, respectively, in the race with times of 16:50.8, 16:52 and 16:52.3. Brayden Strantz was 17th in 16:58.9.

Mt. Prospect (Ill.) won the team portion with 103 points. Mt. Vernon had 212. New Palestine was 46th of 87 teams scored in the races. The Dragons had a total of 1,362. There were a total of 972 runners in both races. The race won by Strachman had 435 runners.

New Palestine was in the second race. Jake Cooper was the Dragons top finisher in 70th with a time of 17:09.7. Gavin Smith was 189th with a time of 18:08.1.

Greenfield-Central placed 29th of 44 team in the Championship division race won by Carmel.

Chris Ross led G-C runners and had the best time of all Hancock County runners at 15:38. He was 38th in the Championship division. Carter Crouch was 83rd in 16:07. Liam Brinkruff was 183rd in 16:38.

Carmel won with 192 points. Greenfield-Central had 750 points. There were 421 runners in the division.

Mt. Vernon will run in the Eagle Invitational at Taylor University Saturday. New Palestine hosts the New Palestine Invitational. Greenfield-Central is not scheduled to compete this weekend.

Markley 1st, Metz 3rd at Winchester

Eastern Hancock’s Preston Markley finished in first place at Saturday’s Winchester Invitational with a 5K time of 16:48.83.

Teammate Brandon Metz was third in 17:15.39. The Royals did not have enough runners for a team score.

Andrew Metz was 21st in 19:00.31 and Caden Powers placed 26th in 19:40.65.

There were 82 runners and nine full teams in the race. Muncie Burris won with 74 points. Centerville was second with 77.

Eastern Hancock will compete in the Mid-Eastern Conference meet Saturday hosted by Blue River Valley High School.

Volleyball

Dragons win Richmond Invitational

New Palestine’s volleyball team won all four matches to win Saturday’s Richmond Invitational.

New Palestine is 23-4 on the season.

In pool play, the Dragons opened with a 2-0 victory over Greenwood Christian Academy, winning by set scores of 25-16, 25-14.

Bella Brownfield had seven kills in the win. Azure Flagle recorded 10 digs.

The Dragons followed with 2-0 victory over Winchester, 25-10, 25-15.

Hayden Ramsey had seven kills. Brownfield had six with two service aces. Setter Sam Gooding had 20 assists and Makaeli Johnson finished with six digs.

In a 2-0 triumph over Richmond, New Palestine won 25-18, 25-20.

Natalie Sevier had eight kills and Ramsey finished with seven. Flagle led in digs with 19.

Kyndra Monteith had six digs and four service aces. Gooding had 21 assists.

In the championship match, New Palestine picked up its second win over Greenwood Christian Academy.

Again, the Dragons won 2-0. The set scores were 25-12, 25-15.

Rachel Burke had five kills and four service aces. Brownfield had a team-best seven kills. Josie Corbett added six kills and Gooding finished with 20 assists.

New Palestine plays at Noblesville Monday.

Cougars split matches

At Greenfield-Central Saturday, the Cougars volleyball team split matches against Fishers and Guerin Catholic.

Greenfield-Central (20-7) beat Fishers 3-1 by set scores of 25-23, 30-28, 16-25, 25-22.

Against Guerin, the Cougars lost 3-2 by scores of 23-25, 27-25, 24-26, 25-23, 15-12.

Greenfield-Central travels to Anderson Tuesday.