The Greensburg Cross-Country teams competed in the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference (EIAC) meet Saturday morning at Batesville. The host Bulldogs won the boys’ race with senior Bulldog runner Ben Moster earning the individual victory. The Pirates placed 4th in the team standings. Sophomore Jake Hawkins led Greensburg. He earned All-EIAC honors for the first time with a 5th place finish. Hawkins lowered his personal best time to 17:32.
Sawyer Sanders recorded his fastest time of 2021. He took 16th place in 18:29. Nate Murray also had his best race of the season. Murray was 27th in 19:14. Freshman Paxton Harris was next for Greensburg. He used a strong finish to earn 31st in 19:35. TJ Gorman was 33rd in 19:38 while Cameron Schwartz crossed the finish line 34th in 19:45. Kole Stephens placed 35th in 19:58. Other Greensburg runners included Brayden Emery (20:22), Bryant Merritt (20:38), Carson McCord (20:44), Skylar Westerfeld (20:44), Chase Tekulve (20:51), Vaughn Verzo (21:26), Wyatt Clifford (21:40), and Robert Browning (25:51).
In the girls’ race, Batesville won the team title while East Central’s Rachel Campbell was the individual champion. The Lady Pirates placed 3rd as a team with senior Emily Mangels leading the way. Emily was all-conference for the third time in her career. She placed 13th overall in 21:59. Freshman Tiffani Gramman was also all-EIAC. She used a strong finish to place 15th in the race with a time of 22:07.
Hannah Crowell was the next runner for Greensburg. She placed 18th overall in 22:38. Tori Gauck took 20th place in 22:49. Sophomore Olivia Evans had her best performance of the season. She lowered her personal best by over a minute placing 29th in 24:53. Malana Kramer had her fastest time of 2021. She was 32nd in 25:25. Teammate Ally Foster also ran a season best. Foster was 33rd in 25:41. Senior Sophie Nobbe had her best time of the season running 25:41. Allison Kunze recorded her best time ever for 5 km. She ran 26:16 while junior Kylee Simpson finished in 28:58. Both teams raced again on Thursday evening when Greensburg hosts its annual invitational. The boys’ race begins at 5:30.
Coach Troy Davis