Greensburg hosted its 48th Annual Cross-Country Invitational Thursday evening. Batesville’s boys won the team title with 31 pts. Ben Moster and Ean Loichinger went 1-2 to pace the Bulldogs to victory. The Pirates placed 3rd out of the 10 teams that raced. Sophomore Jake Hawkins was Greensburg top finisher. Hawkins came in 4th place overall in a time of 17:46. Sawyer Sanders was the 14th in 18:32 with teammate Cameron Schwartz taking 23rd in 19:15, his best time of the season.
Sophomore TJ Gorman ran 25th place in 19:33. Nate Murray crossed the finish line in 19:36 for 28th place. The next two finishers for Greensburg were freshmen Paxton Harris and Brayden Emery. Harris had a time of 19:48 for 32nd while Emery finished in 20:21 for 38th. Other Pirate finishers included Chase Tekulve (20:40), Bryant Merritt (20:54), Carson McCord (20:59), Wyatt Clifford (21:45), Vaughn Verzo 22:00, and Robert Browning (25:19).
East Central edged Batesville 29-32 for the girls’ championship. The Trojans’ Rachel Campbell won the individual race in a time of 20:28. Senior Emily Mangels led the Lady Pirates to a third place finish in the team standings. Mangels was 12th overall in 22:07. Freshman Tori Gauck had her best race of the season. She ran a personal best time of 22:13 for 14th. Teammate Tiffani Gramman was next for Greensburg taking 15th in 22:22. Sophomore Hannah Crowell placed 19th with a time of 23:18.
Malana Kramer recorded her fastest race of the year breaking 25 minutes for the first time in 2021. She placed 28th in 24:57. Ally Foster took 34th in 25:58. Kylee Simpson ran a season best of 27:49, and freshman Allison Kunze had a time of 28:13. The Pirates conclude the regular season on Monday when they compete in the Decatur County meet hosted by South Decatur.