Men place in top five, women among top 15 at regional
ALEXANDRIA, IND. – Sparked by a combined four all-region honors, Manchester University battled a strong field at the 2012 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Spartans placed fourth in the men’s team race, trailing only perennial power Calvin College of Michigan, Wabash College of Indiana and Case Western Reserve University of Ohio. MU’s 148-point team total was bolstered by junior Curtis Nordmann (Bourbon, Ind.). Nordmann circled the Yule Golf Course course in 25:22.58 to end eighth in the 256-runner field.
Nordmann was one of three top 30 placers for the Spartans, each of whom earned all-region accolades. Fellow junior Jon Cafarelli (Lansing, Ill.) took 23rd (25:52.76), and senior Chris LaFree (South Bend, Ind.) placed 28th (25:59.46).
Manchester’s women wound up with 323 points which was just seven shy of the top 10. Senior Karla Madrigal (Elkhart, Ind.) concluded a sparkling season with a 21st-place effort (22:24.93). Senior Meredith Cors (Elkhart, Ind.) also ended in the top 60, placing 56th in 23:29.56.
“I’m so proud of our runners who competed at conference and regionals,” Coach Brian Cashdollar said. “They gave it all they had both weekends. It was great to see Karla end with a school record 6K performance, too, for the women’s team.
“It’s now a matter of waiting and seeing what will happen with the men in regards to a possible at-large selection,” he added. The final field for the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships will be announced Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. EST at www.ncaa.com.
NOTES: Manchester’s four all-region awards mark the third time in the last four years the program has earned at least three. … The total ties for the 2009 squads for the high-water mark.
Northfield cross country runners Jenna Halderman and Caleb Augustus competed in the state finals Saturday at Terre Haute.
In the girls race, Halderman, a sophomore finished 40th in a time of 19:09. There were 195 runners in the race. In the boys race, Augustus, a senior finished in a time of 16:09 for a 42nd place finish. There were 194 runners in the race.
It was a big day for cross country as Wabash County had two teams and two individuals running in the semi-state, vying for a berth in the state finals next Saturday at Terre Haute.
The Northfield boys and girls teams, plus Wabash’s Sam Hall and Manchester’s Matthew Fahs-Brown were representing their schools and the county.
The Northfield girls finished 15th, needing to be in the top five to advance. The Northfield boys finished 13th. While neither team qualified, the Norse had two individuals that did.
Sophomore Jenna Halderman finished in 12th place to make it to the state and was joined by team mate Caleb Augustus as he finished 5th in the boys race. Halderman also qualified for state as a freshman.
Wabash runner Sam Hall finished 101st(17:49) and Manchester’s Matthew Fahs-Brown was 25th and both ended a fantastic season.
5th Caleb Augustus 16:03, (State Qualifier) 49th Devin Tracy 17:13, 90th Joe Burcroff 17:41, 107th Seth Frye 17:53, 132nd Austin Eads 18:23, 142nd Austin Frye 18:42, 149th Austin Andrews 19:02.
12th Jenna Halderman 19:05 (State Qualifier) 103rd Karla Singer 21:33, 107th Brittany Sloan 21:37, 120th Courtney Frank 21:54. 125th Caitlin Eltzroth 22:06, 139th Sydney Eltzroth 22:46, 143rd Paige Cole 23:11.
It was a big day of cross country for Wabash county as the Northfield boys and girls, Wabash boys, Southwood’s Haley Heath and Manchester’s Matthew Fahs-Brown competed in the regional.
Northfield, Wabash and Heath were running at Marion, while Fahs-Brown was at Culver.
The girls race was first with Northfield sophomore Jenna Halderman running a career best 18:43 to take individual honors and lead the Lady Norse team to a 4th place finish. A team must finish in the top 5 to advance to the semi-state. Karla Singer was 22nd in 20:25, Brittany Sloan 29th in 20:50, Courtney Frank 39th in 21:09, Caitlin Eltzroth 47th in 21:31, Paige Cole 50th in 21:50, Sydney Eltzroth 59th in 22:31.
Southwood’s Haley Heath, running as an individual finished 19th in a time of 20:19. Heath just missed advancing as an individual had to finish in the top 15 to qualify for semi-state.
For the boys, Northfield and Wabash were running in the Marion regional. Northfield’s Caleb Augustus took the regional title, running a time of 16:01 to pace the Norse team to a 3rd place finish. Devin Tracy was 8th in 16:48, Joe Burcroff 18th in 17:14, Seth Frye 19th in 17:19, Austin Andrews 42nd in 17:56, Austin Eads 45th in 18:01, Austin Frye 55th in 18:27.
Nine points seperated 1st to 3rd as Huntington won with 73, South Adams 76, Northfield 82.
The Wabash boys finished in 10th place behind semi-state qualifier Sam Hall leading the way with a 14th place finish in 17:04. Travis Easthom was 49th in 18:12, Kyle Kelsheimer 61st in 18:35, Brodie Hough 68th in 19:19, Aries Reza 69th in 19:20, Adam Driscoll 73rd in 20:00, Marcus Jones 74th in 20:04.
At Culver Matthew Fahs-Brown finished 7th in 16:49 as an individual to qualify for next weeks semi-state.
The Northfield teams and Sam Hall will be running in the New Haven semi-state next Saturday. Matthew Fahs-Brown will run at the New Prairie semi-state.
The 2012 cross country sectionals were held Tuesday with Northfield, Southwood and Wabash running at Marion, while Manchester was at Culver.
On the boys side of things Northfield finished second and Wabash fifth at Marion to advance to the Marion regional. Southwood finished sixth. The top five teams advance. Northfield’s Caleb Augustus was the overall winner in a time of 16:07.
Boys Scores: 1st place Huntington North 39 pts., 2nd Northfield 48, 3rd Oak Hill 66, 4th Eastbrook 99, 5th Wabash 155, 6th Southwood 182, 7th Southern Wells 194, 8th Mississinewa 207, 9th Marion 231, 10th Madison-Grant 311
Northfield : 1st Caleb Augustus 16:07, 4th Devin Tracy 16:53, 12th Joe Burcroff 17:31, 14th Seth Frye 17:33, 17th Austin Eads 17:44*, 24th Austin Andrews 18:21. 30th Austin Frye 18:33
Girls Scores: 1st Huntington North 35 pts,, 2nd Eastbrook 72, 3rd Northfield 84, 4th Southern Wells 87, 5th Oak Hill 103, 6th Marion 141, 7th Wabash 223, 8th Blackford 236, 9th Madison-Grant 240, 10th Mississinewa 288.
For Northfield : 2nd Jenna Halderman 19:14, 14th Brittany Sloan 21:04 21st Karla Singer 21:21, 24th Courtney Frank 21:35*, 30th Caitlin Eltzroth 21:56, 38th Paige Cole 22:24, 40th Sydney Eltzroth 22:35*.
The Wabash girls team missed advancing by two places.
For Wabash : Katelin Vogel: 23rd @ 21:34, Madi Barden: personal best 39th @ 22:26, Carli Henderson: personal best 47th @ 23:33 Sydney Enyeart: 59th @ 26:15, Cat Galley: 67th @ 30:07.
Southwood did not field a full team, but did have an individual regional qualifier. Haley Heath crossed the line in 8th place in a time of 20:32 to qualify. A runner must finish in the top 15 to advance.
Other runners for the Lady Knights were Emily Lehner in 20th place in 21:19. Danielle Perlich finished 54th in 25:04.
At Culver Manchester finished 6th.
Kelsi Custer 25th 22:15, Trista Hill 29th 22:30, Natasha Niccum 46th 25:14, Alexis Vernon 47th 25:52, Liza Airgood 48th 25:57, Molly Woods 51st 26:17, Lindsey Dierks 55th 27:31
The TRC cross country meet was held at Tippecanoe Valley Thursday, with Wabash county runners gaining half of the ”all conference” honors.
As an individual you must finish in the top 12 to be ”all conference and 13th-20th to be honorable mention.
In the girls race Rochester nipped Northfield by two points to win the team honors. Rochester 35, Northfield 37, Whitko 107, Wabash114, Manchester 121, Tippecanoe Valley 131, North Miami 185, Southwood inc.
Earning all conference honors were Jenna Halderman Northfield 2nd in 19:34, Haley Heath Southwood 4th 20:46, Karla Singer Northfield 6th 21:02, Kelsi Custer Manchester 8th 21:19, Brittany Sloan Northfield 9th 21:24, Emily Lehner Southwood 10th 21:34, Katelin Vogel Wabash 11th 21:39, Caitlin Eltzroth Northfield 12th 21:40.
Honorable Mention runners were Courtney Frank Northfield 14th, Paige Cole Northfield 15th, Sydney Eltzroth Northfield 16th, Trista Hill Manchester 17th, Madi Barden Manchester 19th.
In the boys race Rochester edged Northfield 32-35. Caleb Augustus of Northfield was the overall winner in a time of 16:05. Othe county runners making all conference were Devin Tracy Northfield 2nd 16:40, Matthew Fahs-Brown Manchester 3rd 16:45, Seth Frye Northfield 7th 17:24, Joe Burcroff Northfield 12th 17:46.
Honorable Mention runners were Austin Eads Northfield 13th, Sam Hall Wabash 14th, Austin Frye Northfield 17th, Austin Andrews Northfield 19th, Michael Bowman Southwood 20th.
Team scores : Rochester 32, Northfield 35, Whitko 106, Wabash 128, Southwood 136, Manchester 159, Tippecanoe Valley 184, North Miami 202.
Northfield was second in both the boys and girls junior varsity races
The Northfield boys Cross Country team placed 3rd in the 18 team South Adams Invitational Saturday. Caleb Augustus was the over-all champion with a winning time of 16:23, Devin Tracy placed 4th with a personal best of 16:44, Joe Burcroff was 14th with a personal best, Seth Frye was our 4th runner in, and Austin Eads was our 5th scorer with a personal best time, with Austin Andrews and Austin Frye rounding out the top 7.
The Wabash Apaches came home with a 13th place finish. Leading Wabash was Sam Hall who ran a career PR of 17:32 placing 15th and medaling. Also running for Wabash were; Kyle Kelsheimer 18:57 59th, Brodie Hough 18:46 82nd, Aries Reza 20:00 88th, Adam Driscoll 20:30 102nd Marcus Jones 20:31 103rd, Devin Hostetler 21:07 120th Tyler Evans 21:29 126th.
The Northfield girls cross country team is the South Adams Invitational champions for the second straight year. Jenna Halderman was the over-all champion by a huge margin with a winning time of 19:23, more than a minute ahead of second place which was Kate White of Canterbury with a time of 20:27. Jennas time was a seasons best time.
1st Jenna Halderman 19:23 (seasond best), 6th Karla Singer 20:53, 11th Brittany Sloan 21:19*, 20th Caitlin Eltzroth 21:40*, 22nd Courtney Frank 21:45*, 36th Paige Cole 22:49, 42nd Sydney Eltzroth 23:07, 54th Katie Stephan 23:47, 78th Alexi Randel 25:36*, 90th Polina Prater 26:51, 91st Raelyn Francis 26:57, and 115thHannah Cole 30:48.
The Wabash girls team finished 12th. Katelin Vogel was a medal winner placing 16th in 21:36. Carli Henderson- 45th @ 23:12 (personal record), Madi Barden: 58th @ 24:10, Sydney Enyeart- 88th 26:24, Cat Galley: 118th @ 31:41
The Wabash Middle School Cross Country Team competed in the South Adams Invitational Saturday. The girls were led by Kennedy Brackett who finished 2nd overall. Abony Petty, Vali Reed, Emily Martin, and Brenna Hipsher all ran personal best times. The boys team finished 6th out of 15 led by Luke Mattern’s 9th place overall finish. Mattern, Levi Hall, Cal Stone, Tyler Shepherd, John Stewart, Robert King, and Kyle Parson all ran personal best times during the race. Both teams return to action Tuesday when they travel to Manchester for the county meet.
The Northfield boys junior high team placed 13th Saturday. Keegan Knepp led the way with a 25th place with a time of 12:14 which was a seasons best. Issac Gottschalk, Peyton Frye, Matt Campbell, and Blake Wynn rounded out the scoring.
The Northfield girls junior high team placed 3rd Saturday. Leading the way for our Norse was Olivia Thompson placing 15th with a time of 13:25. 17th Michelle Hunt 13:28, 30th Catherine Tracy 14:08, 44th Madison Snyder 14:36, 45th Abby Ross 14:37, 53rd Kiley-Ann Snyder 14:51, 56th Baylee Louden 14:52, 67th Tori Givens 15:09, 81st Sarah Johnston 15:33, 89th Karlie Polland 16:08, 103rd Mariah Kirtland 17:06.
The Northfield boys cross country team was victorious over Wabash and Lakeland Christian Tuesday night. Caleb Augustus led the way with a winning time of 17:20. Devin Tracy finished 2nd, Seth Frye 3rd, Austin Eads 5th, Austin Andrews 6th, Joe Burcroff 7th, Austin Frye 8th, and Noah Augustus 10th.
Cat Galley: 20th @ 31:13.