Greencastle Cross-Country Competed in McCutcheon Stampede

~From Coach Garry Anderson

Mother Nature was good to us again this Saturday at the McCutcheon Invitational. We had nice temperatures to run in and no rain or wind. All of our boys were able to compete in this meet for the first time this season. There were several new schools at the meet and that made the competition tougher. Most of the additions were larger schools. I told the team going into the meet that we were capable of competing with them step for step throughout the meet. All they had to do was approach the meet with a positive approach by moving up one position at a time the entire race.

The boys team ran their race first and there were several nice performances turned in by many. They are starting to pack together and that makes us score better in meets like this one. One large hill seem to prove to be very tough mid-way on the course. It is a tough hill because it had a name. Usually they name them when they are tough. I hope we can close the pack a little tighter each meet as the season progresses. I thought Clayton Wilson did a real nice job of competing up with the top 4 or 5 runners throughout the race. He has really worked hard to get better. Most of the team keeps working hard in practice and are really set on doing better each meet. This is nice to see. The meet was a tightly run race with the scores being very close for the first five teams. The Greencastle boys placed 4th in the varsity race and 2nd in the JV race. I was really pleased with the JV guys. We were able to place 4 in the top 10 in that race. Freshman
Ethan Tuggle, who competed for the first time this season due to an injury, finished 3rd overall and 1st for the JV team.

Boys Team Results:

1. McCutcheon 54 6. Clinton Prairie 134
2. Lafayette Jeff 55 7. Kankakee Valley 143
3. Harrison(Laf) 102 8. North Montgomery 203
4. Greencastle 106 9. Northwestern 242
5. Kokomo 108 10. Tri County INC

Boys Individual Results:

1. Fields – Mc – 17:13, 2. Brinkerhoff – H – 17:36, 3. Slake – LJ – 17:38, 4. Escenbarger – CP – 17:39, 5. Persin – Mc – 17:40, 6. Clayton Wilson – GC – 17:45, 7. Bernier – LJ – 17:53, 8. Sharp – K – 17:56, 9. Shipley – LJ – 18:01, 10. Cornell – Mc – 18:11

Other Greencastle: 18. Cameron Lewis – 18:55, 21. Preston Headley – 19:03, 26. Jacob Lewis – 19:09, 36. Ben Gellman – 19:33, 37. Braden Pershing – 19:35, 49. Justin Berish – 20:30

The Tiger Cub girls followed the boys with their race. Once again the girls were able to pack together and placed very well to win the Invitational. I think this was a very strong performance for the girls from top to bottom. Team captain Corrie Romer was a bit gimpy due to a cramp about half way through the race and encouraged others to move ahead of her. Emma Wilson, freshman, came on stronger and stronger as the race progressed. She did a good job of leading the team to first place. It was really pleasing to see Pershing, Stoffregen, KIng, and Lewis so close together at the finish.

Girls Team Results:

1. Greencastle 47 6. Clinton Prairie 151
2. Harrison(Jeff) 73 7. Kokomo 188
3. Northwestern 74 8. Kankakee Valley 206
4. McCutcheon 85 9. Tri County INC
5. N. Montgomery 94

Girls Individual Results:

1. Emma Wilson – GC – 18:59, 2. Gerke – Mc – 20:55, 3. Ewen – TC – 21:00, 4. Cunningham – H – 21:17, 5. Shen – H – 21:35, 6. Hanback – Mc – 21:54, 7. Lechner – N – 22:04, 8. McClerkin – NM – 22:19, 9. Heide – NM – 22:19, 10. Arianna Pershing – GC – 22:27

Other Greencastle: 12. Seelye Stoffregen – 22:42, 13. Katerina KIng – 22:54, 15. Sydney Lewis – 23:14, 21. Corrie Romer – 23:49