OXFORD — Maggie Gutwein led Twin Lakes to the IHSAA Girls Cross Country Sectional 5 Championship on Saturday.
Gutwein, who completed the course in 19 minutes, 43 seconds to become the medalist, secured her third consecutive individual sectional title.
The Lady Indians placed five runners among the top 12 as Allyssa Fanning was fourth in 21:18, London Griesey finished fifth in 21:34, Kaylan Howard ended up eighth in 22:22 and Gabi Lane ran 12th in 23:01.
The final two runners for Twin Lakes were Tess Lilly (15th, 23:07) and Madeline Scott (18th, 23:18).
The top five teams and the top 10 individual runners not a part of advancing teams qualified for the regional championship at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tippecanoe County Amphitheater Park in West Lafayette.
Twin Lakes scored 30 points to claim the sectional team championship, followed by Benton Central (56), Seeger (96), Frontier (97), Covington (137), Fountain Central (157), North Montgomery (169), Tri-County (182) and Attica (244).
Frontier placed fourth to advance to the regional level as Myah Krintz (third, 21:05) led the way.
Three more Falcons ran among the top 25, including Courtney Gutwein (14th, 23:06), Emma Blissett (21st, 23:40) and Hannah Simmons (23rd, 24:13). The final three Frontier runners were Emi Frier (39th, 26:16), Aubrey Tarr (45th, 26:45) and Lily Martin (55th, 29:22).
Two Tri-County runners advanced to the regional race as individuals, including Kinzi Brooks (27th, 24:47) and Erin Bahler (33rd, 25:46). The rest of the Cavaliers were Bailey Metzinger (36th, 25:53), Brynn Warren (42nd, 26:27) and Grace Rodehan (54th, 29:15).
Two North White runners qualified for the regional contest, including Guadalupe Amador (29th, 25:16) and Olivia Allen (34th, 25:50). The rest of the Vikings were Maria Grajales Rosas (38th, 26:10) and Natalia Amador (43rd, 26:30).
Other individuals who advanced to the regional championship were North Montgomery’s Claire Boswell (20th, 23:36), Katlynn McClerkin (26th, 24:46) and Logan Harper (32nd, 25:38) and Fountain Central’s Mackenzy Linville (22nd, 24:07), Tyler Bowling (25th, 24:24) and Kenna Bible (31st, 25:32).