From Staci Schutte – St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s hosted their very first home cross country meet against South Decatur on Tuesday evening. The boys team took the win claiming a perfect score for St. Mary’s with the top 5 finishers: Braylon Brancamp (12:28), Conner Bedel (13:46), Wade Schutte (14:57), Fletcher Hash (15:39), and Carson Kendall (16:02). Landen Fuel (18:11) and Charles Cornett (18:28) took 9th & 10th place ribbons. Maxwell Gauck (21:43), Roy Middendorf-Zavala (23:23), and Ethan Miller (23:48) landed the 12, 13, 14 place for the Knights. The girls also had a great race and claimed a team win for the Knights. Alaina Bedel (14:09), Josie Wenning (15:01), and Josie Slaven (15:15) brought home the top 3 spots for SMS. The Knights also claimed spots 7, 8, 9 by Frankie Fry (17:11), Kylie Harpring (17:41), and Katie Fisse (18:02). Mackenzie Lohrum (19:30) rounded out the St. Mary’s roster with a 12th place finish. It was a great inaugural race on the Knight’s course. St. Mary’s races again on August 23 at the Greensburg Invitational.
From Sariina Kalli – South Decatur
South placed 3 boys and 4 girls in the top ten at Tuesday’s junior high cross country meet. Keaton Troutman, Josh Chastain, and Will Martin placed 6th, 7th, and 8th in the boys’ race. Laney Seegers, Kenzie Inman, Kate Schoettmer, and Brooklyn Ortman placed 4th, 5th, 6th, and 10th in the girls’ race. It was a great first-meet on a new and challenging St. Mary’s course.