Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 4, 2012

Neeleys picked for all-star race


By Tribune sports staff

— Eastern’s Bethany Neeley and Brittany Neeley have been selected for the Indiana All-Star cross Country Team, which will compete in the Mid-East Cross Country Championships in Kettering, Ohio, on Nov. 17.

The Neeleys helped power Eastern to a seventh-place team finish at the IHSAA Girls Cross Country State Finals on Oct. 27. Bethany took fifth individually at state and Brittany took 29th as the Comets posted their best-ever finish at state. The Indiana team was picked based on their performance at the state finals.

The Mid-East Championships bring together teams from Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois. Last season, Indiana’s girls took the title.

The rest of Indiana’s 12-girl roster includes Warsaw’s Ashley Erba, West Lafayette’s Bobbie Burgess and Grace Lachmund, Fremont’s Anna Aldrich, Noblesville’s Kendra Foley, South Bend Clay’s Amanda Farrough, Columbus North’s Rachael Sollman, Indianapolis Cathedral’s Emma MacAnally, Griffith’s Taylor Austin, and Carmel’s Ellen Schmitz.

Indiana’s boys team is led by state champion Conner Sorrells of Barr-Reeve.

Kokomo’s Ricke Stucker is one of the Indiana contingent’s assistant coaches.