Greensburg Jr. High Cross Country

From Katina Tekulve

The Greensburg Junior High Cross Country Teams travelled to Nashville Saturday morning to compete in the Brown County Eagle Classic Invitational. Thirty eight schools competed in one of the largest meets in the state of Indiana. The Lady Pirates placed 6th overall out of 38 teams while the boys team placed 23rd.

Leading the girls’ team was Eagle Classic Medalist Madeline Risher as she placed 4th out of a total of 228 competitors. Madeline ran a career best time of 11:33.3 making her the 3rd fastest 7th grader in school history. Eleanor Davis was also an award winner for finishing 22 and also running a career best time of 12:07.1 making her the 10th fastest 7th grader in school history. Other outstanding performances came from Lulu Webb, Makayla Keifer, and Haleigh Stewart. They are joining Madeline and Eleanor in all running individual State Qualifying times which means the girls team will advance to the IMSCCC Championships at the end of this month. Other notable races came from Tensley Brewsaugh, Ella Kate Stewart, Emma O’Sullivan, Kate McNulty, Noelle Kern, and Hadley Meyer as they all ran season best times. Noelle Kern improved the most by shedding over 2 minutes from her previous best.

2023 XC GirlsBrown CoPlace
Risher, Madeline11:33.34
Davis, Eleanor12:07.122
Webb, Lulu Belle12:30.739
Keiffer, Makayla12:58.263
Stewart, Haleigh13:40.5124
Brewsaugh, Tensley14:26.3183
Stewart, Ella Kate14:27.648 JV
O’Sullivan, Emma14:33.2189
McNulty, Kate15:43.3123 JV
Kern, Noelle (Elle)16:42.2171 JV
Meyer, Hadley18:09.9194 JV

The boys’ team also ran career best times. Henry Corya led the Pirate Gents with a 58th place finish out of 235 competitors with a new career best time of 11:34.9. Jackson Tekulve in 75th and Oliver Corya in 100th joined Henry in running sub 12 and marking new career personal records as well as improving on their State Qualifying times. Jack Bennett, Kason Bedel, and Liam Hernandez also ran their best times on Saturday. Kason broke the 14 minute barrier while Liam broke the 15 minute barrier for the first time. Liam improved the most out of all the boys as he nearly dropped a minute from his previous best.

2023 XC BoysBrown CoPlace
Corya, Henry11:34.958
Tekulve, Jackson11:38.175
Corya, Oliver11:57.1100
Bennett, Jack13:06.3179
Bedel, Kason13:29.1189
Hernandez, Liam14:58.2217

The Pirate harriers will compete again Tuesday at Ceraland in the Central Classic Invitational.

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