WEST LAFAYETTE —Three White County runners qualified for the semi-state cross country meet Oct. 16 at the Indiana High School Athletic Association Region 3 cross-country meet.
Twin Lakes’ Justin Scott, Frontier’s Sawyer Richter and North White’s Juan Mata Pecina each finished among the top 10 from teams that did not qualify. Scott finished 10th overall with a time of 17:13.5, while Richter was 26th overall with a 17:47.4 clocking. Pecina finished 28th overall with a 17:50.3 finish.
Lafayette Jefferson and West Lafayette added some more hardware to their respective school’s trophy cases Saturday by earning a share of the Indiana High School Athletic Association Region 3 cross-country championship.
Jefferson and West Lafayette each scored 47 points to grab the title share. Harrison and McCutcheon finished third (59) and fourth (129), respectively, to advance to next weekend’s semi-state cross country meet at New Prairie. Frankfort finished fifth with 132 and will also advance to semi-state.
The top five teams and top 10 individuals not from a semi-state-qualifying team also advance.
North Montgomery was sixth (182), followed by Benton Central (199), Twin Lakes (204), North White (236) and Frontier (250).
Scott, Richter and Pecina will now advance to the IHSAA Semi-State meet at 11:15 a.m. CT at New Prairie, where they will go against qualifiers from the Crown Point, Culver Academies and Chesterton regionals.
Those outside of the top 10 cut include the following, listed by school:
Twin Lakes: Chayse Andrews, Twin Lakes, 18:40.3; Allen Miller, Twin Lakes, 19:29.0; Bruce Ramirez, Twin Lakes, 19:46.7; Avery Condo, Twin Lakes, 20:01.2; Oliver Wright, Twin Lakes, 20:24.9; Alberto Perez-Castro, Twin Lakes, 20:52.3.
North White: Jesus Pecina Mata, North White, 19:43.0; Braylon Sipkema, North White, 19:52.0; Dane Hood, North White, 19:58.0; Eli Stearns, North White, 20:19.0; Emmanuel Grajales Rosas, North White, 21:34.7; Kevin Dahlenburg, North White, 22:08.9.
Frontier: Chase Harner, Frontier, 18:39.7; Dalen Woods, Frontier, 20:32.7; Devin Bushman, Frontier, 20:35.4; Adam Wheeldon, Frontier, 22:20.4.
Tri-County: Justin Kilmer, Tri-County, 19:05.0; Christian Wallace, Tri-County, 20:32.8.