2 runners advance to cross country finals

By Eric Christiansen

Southwood's Braden Sweet and Wabash's Dereck Vogel extended their cross country seasons one more week as they both qualified for the IHSAA State Meet Saturday, Nov. 2.

Sweet, a junior, placed eighth overall and was one out of 10 runners moving on without a qualifying team advancing.

He finished the raced with a time of 15:54 at the New Haven Semistate at The Plex in Fort Wayne Saturday, Oct. 26.

Vogel, a senior, will be making his second straight appearance individually at the state finals finishing 19th overall with a time of 16:07.2.

Vogel competed with his team as the Apaches finished 10th, missing the cut for state by just under two seconds.

Blakley Cole was second to cross the line for the Apaches in 54th place with a time of 16:52.5, followed by David Ford in 79th place with a time of 17:11.5, Caleb Callahan in 91st place in 17:17.2, Jarrett Wilson in 97th place in 17:19.0, Ethan Kocher in 147th place in 17:59.6, and Wyatt Davis in 163rd place in 18:17.2

Northfield junior Andrew Burns ended his season with a 169th place finish in 18:32.8.

Northfield senior Alyssa McKillip ended her cross country career with a 61st place result with a time of 20:03.5.

Sweet and Vogel will compete at the state meet Saturday, Nov. 2 at Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute with the boys race beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

Manchester at New Prairie Semistate

The Manchester Squire girls team and individual runner Carter Bedke from the boys team ran strong races but didn't move past Saturday's semistate.

The girls team finished the day with a 20th place result.

They were led by Josie Briner in 63rd place in 20:31.7, followed by Kambree Cashdollar in 93rd place in 20:58.8, Halle Briner in 102nd place in 21:10.8, Kiera Hatfield in 164th place in 23:06.0, Maddy Evans in 1165th place in 23:07.3, and Anna Markham in 170th place in 23:31.5,

Bedke finished the boys race in 37th place overall with a time of 16:51.0.

Posted on 2019 Oct 29