Brown County High School hosted their 21st annual Eagle Classic Cross-Country Invitational Saturday morning in Nashville. The meet featured over 60 schools from around the state. The Greensburg Pirates had runners in four of the seven races. The Lady Pirates finished 14th out of the 21 teams in the AA (Large School) Division. Sophomore Tori Gauck led Greensburg. She broke 23:00 for the first time in 2022 placing 49th in a time of 22:56. Hannah Crowell also set a season best running 23:12 for 55th place overall. Freshman Aly Powers continued to improve as she lowered her personal best to 23:51 for 72nd place. Emma McQueen established a new personal best. She was right behind her teammate to take 73rd in 23:53. Tiffani Gramman was the Lady Pirate’s fifth runner. Gramman was 80th in 24:19, her best time so far this year. Junior Ally Foster has her best race of 2022. She recorded a new season best time of 24:24 for 85th. Allison Krunze ran 30:45 for 130th. “I was really proud of the way the girls raced this morning. We competed well and set a number of PR’s and SB’s,” noted Coach Davis after the race.
In the AA race for the boys, Greensburg finished in 8th out of 21 teams. Junior Jake Hawkins set a new personal best. He ran 17:21 to earn 15th place out of over 150 runners. Joe Hawkins broke the 18 minute barrier for the first time in his career. Hawkins crossed the finish line in 17:58 for 39th. Zack Blodgett and TJ Gorman pushed each other over most of the race as both runners set new personal best times for 5 km. Blodgett was 43rd in 18:04 while Gorman took 46th in 18:10. Camerson Schwartz was 85th in 19:09. Xavier Cassis continued his steady improvement in 2022. He ran a personal best of 19:29 for 103th place. Sophomore Chase Tekulve set a new PR Saturday morning taking 123rd in 20:09. Coach Davis was excited after the race, “The boys stepped up and were aggressive from the start today. This is a strong performance that we can build off of as we prepare for conference and sectional later this season.”
Greensburg had runners in both the Reserve Girls’ and Reserve Boys’ race on Saturday morning. Carson McCord was the top finisher for Greensburg. He finished in 20:42 leading a trio of junior runners. Tyler Dwenger set a new personal best as he finished in 21:18 while teammate Zach Niese recorded a time of 22:49. In the girls’ competition, sophomore Brooke Welsh ran a personal best time of 29:13. Both teams return to action on Tuesday evening when they host North and South Decatur for the County Championship. The girls’ race is scheduled to start at 5:00 pm with the boys to follow.