Oriole Hokum Karem - Avon -
In the girls 3 x 1600m relay, Noblesville edged North Central by one point- winning 16-17 for the title. Avon was a close third with 23 points. Park Tudor's Sophia Kennedy and Gretchen Farley easily outdistanced the field beating Avon's Hannah Taylor and Jessica Hegedus by almost a minute. Kennedy and Farley averaged 5:46 per repeat- with Kennedy averaging close to 5:37 for her sets of miles.
In the boys relay section, Brownsburg out-ran Avon 16-21 with North Central (Indy) right being with 24 points. Avon's strong duo of Sam Clore and Griffin O'Neill ran 30:19 to snag the best time of the day. Andrew Charbonneau and Hayden Monk of North Central (Indy) were runner-up with a combined time of 31:26. Unofficially, O'Neill looks to have had the best splits overall by averaging 5:00 for the day.
Danville Hokum Karem - Danville H.S.
In the 9600m relay, Greenfield-Central outperformed Lebanon and Roncali, winning 16-27-35, respectively. The Greenfield-Central pair of Christopher Ross and Matthew Wickham took the overall title by beating the Danville pair of Alec Means and Herald- running 31:48 over 32:24 at the finish. Greenfield-Central teammates Lucas Tutrow and Liam Brinkruff came in third overall to help close the door for the win.
On the girls side, Southport easily took the team title in what was a very competitive team race for 2nd thru 4th. Southport scored 14 with Western Boone, Herron, and Greenfield Central taking spots 2-4 with only five points separating them. Teammates Hiller and Mitchell from Southport won the individual title in 38:48 to best Rutherford and Haag from Western Boone who finished in 40:08.
Monroe Central won both gender races- in fact sweeping all four wins- by taking both individual titles as well. On the team side, Monroe Central's boys beat Wapahani 31-45 with Union City taking third with 131 points. The girls were even more dominant in beating Wes-Del and Cowan 34-80-90.
Individually, Monroe Central's Addison Coe bested Brynn Wright of Cowan by 11 seconds- 22:25 to 22:36. Coe's teammate Katie Osborne was third in 22:40. The Monroe Central boys used a 1-3-5 finish to take the team title. Tucker Burns won in 17:15 over Wapahani's Nick Cook in 17:50. Burns' Monroe Central teammates Carter Miller and Eli Chamberlain shut the door on the team title with their respective 3rd & 5th place finishes.
Penn Invite - Penn HS
Homestead's girls team won a decisive victory over Penn 35-61 with Culver finishing 3rd with a score of 81. New Prairie's Lillian Zelasko continued a hot start to her season by winning the overall title in 19:03 over Addison Knoblauch from Homestead who came home in 19:15. Penn did have a 3-4 finish but Homestead 5,6,7 finish to easily take care of the team title. Julie Smith from Penn was 3rd overall in 19:37 as only three girls broke the 20:00 mark with the heat and humidity taking a toll.
The boys race saw a 1-2 finish from Mariano Retzloff and Carter Kaser, along with another top-10 finish by Nicholas Probst (10th), to win the team title over Valparaiso (71) and Homestead (74). Retzloff and Kaser came home in 16:48 and 16:50 to outlast Ethan Baltz from Homestead who finished in 16:51.
Rudy Skorupa Invite - Lake Central
At the Rudy Skorupa Invite, LaPorte's Brenna Sobecki and Lila Gillisse went 1-2 overall in 19:39 and 20:13, respectively, but it was Lake Central's girls who stole the team show taking 6 of the next 7 spots overall to win handily in the NWI showdown. Valparaiso was the runner-up with 70 points while LaPorte took 3rd with 78. Addison Roth led Lake Central with her 3rd place finish as their 1-6 had a small 38-gap.
The boys side saw some of the closest overall races of the weekend. Crown Point (60 points) led a tight Semi-State and Duneland Conference preview that saw the top four teams only separated by 20 points. LaPorte (66) was the runner-up with Morgan Township (73) and Lake Central (80) rounding out the close competition. LaPorte's Jay Pillai just edged Owen Thomas of Morgan Township for the individual title as both were timed in 16:49. Pillai's teammate, Brayden Sobecki, was only 2 seconds behind in 16:51 for 3rd.
Taylor University HS Invite
The Northview and FW Concordia Lutheran teams- both genders- staged a two team battle at Taylor University. On the boys side, FW Concordia edged Northview 36-41. The girls switched positions as Northview used a team pack to distance themselves 40-53 over Concordia.
Karsten Schlegel, Concordia, was the overall winner at 16:13. Northview did have the next three runners with Jcim Grant, Stuart Bennett, and Nolan White finishing 2-4. However, Concordia's depth was a bit too much at the 5th spot to overtake Northview. The girls outcome was flipped but similar. Concordia took the individual title as well with Lexi Panning winning in 19:22 over Northview's Ella Hayes in 19:40. Northview was able to put all five scorers in the top-14 where Concordia was a bit behind at their 4th and 5th spots, comparatively, to stay in contact with Northview.