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September 29, 2013

Prep roundup, Sept. 29

NW's Thor takes top honors at New Haven XC Classic.




Eastern placed sixth in the open division of the invitational with a score of 200 points. Western was 14th (358) and Kokomo was 21st (696). Warsaw was the overall winner with 69 points.

Jessie Sprinkles led Eastern with a third place finish (20:04), followed by Avery Ewing (ninth, 20:43), Carly Jones (16th, 20:40), Kaylie Forgrave (41st, 21:34) and Elyssa DeAngula (142nd, 24:10).

“We had a good effort from Sprinkles by moving up several places in the last 800 meters,” Eastern coach Brandon Mink said.

Nicole Hampshire led Western with a 25th place finish (21:01). Next was Sam Luginbuhl (36th, 21:22), followed by Emma Nixon (91st, 22:43), Jama Claxton (99th, 22:55) and Cora Johnson (124th, 23:32).

Kokomo was led by Cinnamon Andrews with a 52nd place (21:53), followed by Mary Lucas (168th, 27:01), Amalie Christoffersen (170th, 30:42), Whitnie Ward (172nd, 32:21) and Madeline Ryals (173rd, 32:21).


Northwestern’s Taryn Thor was the overall winner in a time of 18:53. Thor was followed by Karly Sprouse (20th, 22:04), Jensen Freeman (32nd, 23:01), Nicole Crocker (34th, 23:05) and Kindra Gingerich (38th, 23:10).

“Thor ran an outstanding race,” Northwestern coach Dave Stevens said. “She took over early, and ran away from everyone in our class. We had several course best, so I am pleased with the overall performance by the team.”

As a team, Northwestern finished in fourth place with 96 points. Oak Hill was the winner in Class A with 49 points.



Kokomo finished in 12th place with 303 points. Western came in 14th (330) and Eastern was 21st (646). Brebeuf Jesuit was the overall winner with 122 points in the open division.

Jeremy Breedlove led Kokomo with a 10th place finish (16:53). Jordan Fivecoate was next in 18th place (17:13), followed by Ethan Sharp (20th, 17:14), Max McHaney (120th, 18:54) and Colten Pearce (137th, 19:12).

Western was led by Riley Carter with a 42nd place finish (17:44), followed by Caleb Maddox (43rd, 17:45), Auston Davenport (60th, 18:04), Austin Elliott (85th, 18:17) and Mark Boss (100th, 18:31).

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