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Winamac girls, Caston boys win Hoosier North titles

Winamac’s Collins, Wegner win individual titles


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

The Winamac girls had the top three individual runners and won the Hoosier North title on their home course at Winamac Town Park Saturday.

Meanwhile, Caston had three of the top four finishers in the boys race and won the team title.

In the girls race, junior Kate Collins won the title in 19:44 with freshman teammates Maggie Smith running a 20:05 and 20:12, respectively. Alexis Sheets, who was 10th in 22:27, also made the all-conference team.

Winamac won with 27 points. Runner-up Pioneer had 68 points, and third-place Caston had 85 points.

Other area runners making the all-conference team included Pioneer freshman Violet Montgomery, who was fourth in 20:27, 15 seconds behind the Winamac frontrunning trio; Caston sophomore Delaney Strasser, who was eighth in 22:07; and Pioneer senior Kylie Farris, who was ninth in 22:10.

In the boys race, Winamac sophomore Kolbey Wegner won the race in 17:03. He edged Caston sophomore Austin Dague, who ran a 17:06. Caston’s Edison Byrum was third in 17:47, and Micah Colvin was fourth in 17:51.

Caston had 47 points. Second-place Knox had 63. Pioneer was third with 73, and Winamac was fourth in the field of six complete teams with 100.

Pioneer had three all-conference runners. Jackson Baker was fifth in 18:00, Carson Meyer was seventh in 18:30, and Thomas Ehler was ninth in 18:40.

Freshman Aleks Stacy, the only runner representing Culver, was 26th in 20:13.

HOOSIER NORTH GIRLS RESULTS (POINTS IN PARENTHESES): Winamac 27, Pioneer 68, Caston 85, Triton 99, North Judson 100, Knox 133

Incomplete team: LaVille

Winamac results (27 points, champion)

1. Kate Collins - 19:44 (1), 2. Maggie Smith - 20:05 (2), 3. Kelsey Wegner - 20:12 (3), 10. Alexis Sheets - 22:27 (10), 11. Emily Rausch - 22:31 (11), 12. Bethany Poor - 22:34, 15. Kingsley Kroft - 22:55

Pioneer results (68 points, second place)

4. Violet Montgomery - 20:27 (4), 9. Kylie Farris - 22:10 (9), 16. Maggie Steffel - 22:56 (15), 20. Haleigh Welker - 23:10 (19), 23. Anna Shewalter - 23:40 (21), 34. Madison Coy - 26:50

Caston results (85 points, third place)

8. Delaney Strasser - 22:07 (8), 17. Emma Stinson - 22:57 (16), 18. Stevanna Young - 22:59 (17), 21. Mackenzi Roudebush - 23:17 (20), 26. MaKayla Lee - 24:24 (24), 27. Bryn Brumett - 24:53

HOOSIER NORTH BOYS RESULTS (POINTS IN PARENTHESES): Caston 47, Knox 63, Pioneer 73, Winamac 100, LaVille 104, Triton 117

Incomplete teams: Culver, North Judson

Caston results (47 points, champion)

2. Austin Dague - 17:06 (2), 3. Edison Byrum - 17:47 (3), 4. Micah Colvin - 17:51 (4), 13. Caleb Stinson - 18:54, 28. Eric Reidenbach - 20:54, 33. Brady Evans - 21:23, 38. Connor Sommers - 22:15

Pioneer results (73 points, third place)

5. Jackson Baker - 18:00 (5), 7. Carson Meyer - 18:30 (7), 9. Thomas Ehler - 18:40 (9), 25. Jack Cooper - 20:09 (24), 30. Eli Rans - 21:06 (28), 32. Brandon Cearing - 21:09, 36. Ryan Adams - 21:42

Winamac results (100 points, fourth place)

1. Kolbey Wegner - 17:03 (1), 14. Cristian Cardenas - 18:55 (13), 24. Cooper Jones - 20:06 (23), 29. Clay Kistler - 20:55 (27), 39. Alexander Rimpler - 23:13 (36)

Culver results

26. Aleks Stacy - 20:13


Pioneer Freshman Violet Montgomery


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