Greensburg Cross Country 9/18/21

The Greensburg Cross-Country teams returned to action Saturday morning when they travelled to Moores Hill for the 22nd Annual South Dearborn Invitational.  Greenfield Central won the Division I competition and had 4 runners in the top ten. The Pirate boys placed 4th out of the nine teams in Division I that featured teams from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.  The boys have a record of 13-16 after 3 meets. 

After not racing for 3 weeks, the Pirates had a number of strong performances.  Sophomore Jake Hawkins broke 18:00 for the first time this season and set a new personal best.  Hawkins earned 5th place in a time of 17:47.  Sawyer Sanders ran 18:37, his fastest time of the year, to place 20th.  Kole Stephens lowered his season best to 19:11 for 28th place.  Cameron Schwartz recorded a season best performance of 19:27 for 32nd while freshman Paxton Harris ran under 20:00 for the first time ever.  Harris finished in 19:29 for 33rd.   Other varsity runners included Nate Murray (20:01) and Chase Tekulve.  Tekulve had the best race of his freshman year running a personal best of 20:20. 

TJ Gorman was top runner for Greensburg in the Reserve Race.  He placed 12th overall in a time of 20:22.  Other finishers for the Pirates were Brayden Emery 16th (20:32), Carson McCord 18th (21:11), Bryant Merritt 20th (21:24), Vaughn Verzo 23rd (22:19), Wyatt Clifford 27th (22:59), Caleb Berkemeier 29th (24:18), and Robert Browning 31st (26:27).  

In the girls’ competition, the Lady Pirates finished 3rd in the Division I Race and improved their record for 2021 to 22-8.  Emily Mangels was the top runner for Greensburg.  The senior placed 7th in a time of 22:07.  Freshman Tori Gauck ran her best time ever for 5k.  She crossed the finish line in 11th overall with a time of 22:17.  Sophomore Hannah Crowell also established a new personal best as she ran 22:30 for 14th place.  Tiffani Gramman was 15th in 22:33.  Malana Kramer finished 38th with a time of 25:35.  Ally Foster had her fastest race of 2021 running 26:36 for 43rd.  Sophie Nobbe was 45th in 26:39.  Freshman Allison Kunze placed 10th in the reserve race in 29:08.  Both teams will compete in the EIAC Championships next Saturday morning at Batesville.

Coach Troy Davis

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