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Lady Panthers take Lincoln Trail Invite

Lady Panthers take Lincoln Trail Invite
Lady Panthers take Lincoln Trail Invite
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By Brandon Miniard, Sports Writer, [email protected]

A trio of Harrison County cross-country teams made the trip west Saturday to take part in the annual Lincoln Trail Invitational in Tell City.

On the girls’ side, Corydon Central came out on top of the race as their top-five runners combined for a score of 38. Three of those five runners were in the top five, led by junior Erika Valdivieso finishing runner-up to Evansville Reitz’s Cordelia Hoover, finishing with a time of 19:11.9. Freshman Lilli Pavey was right behind Valdivieso, finishing third in 19:13.5, while junior Addison Applegate rounded out the top five in 19:39.1.

Junior Morgan Adams finished 12th in 20:32.8, while freshman Peri Leghart was 20th in 21:08.1. The Lady Panthers’ final two runners, sophomore Gabby Holland and freshman Katie Eve, finished 28th and 31st with times of 21:27.6 and 21:49.2, respectively.

North Harrison fielded only four runners for the girls’ race, leaving them unable to qualify for the team standings. Leading the way for the Lady Cats was sophomore Lydia Wilkins, who finished 36th in 22:07.3. Senior Brook Schulz followed in 55th in 24:24.1, along with sophomore Samantha Carr at 70th in 26:19.3 and senior E.V. Wright finishing 77th in 28:49.9.

On the boys’ side, Corydon Central finished seventh among the 13 schools to field full teams, led by sophomore Booker LaHue rounding out the top five in 16:20.7. Freshman Kye Combs followed by finishing 25th in 17:20.2, alongside senior Chase Best and junior Sawyer Lewis finishing 33rd and 34th with times of 17:55.2 and 17:56.5, respectively. Sophomore Jansen Wise rounded out the Panthers’ performance by finishing 62nd in 19:39.6.

North Harrison saw itself finish 12th in the 13-team field, led by senior Oxiel Castro finishing 12th in 16:50.2. Owen Kimmel followed with a 71st-place finish in 20:14.4, alongside Chase Radcliff (81st, 20:30.1), Andrew Merrit (84th, 20:39.9), Adam Couch (87th, 20:52.5), Jacob Merrit (99th, 21:59.7), Lucas Miller (103rd, 22:23.1), Ryusei Hasegawa (107th, 23:01) and Evan Harrison (108th, 23:11.7).

Lanesville freshman Jayden Schickel finished within the top 100 in the boys’ race, finishing 93rd in 21:29.7. In the girls’ race, freshman Kynlee Mader rounded out the top 50 in 23:35.9.