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Cross country state finals results

Prairie Heights senior standout Aspen Dirr made the most of her last appearance in a Lady Panther cross country uniform this past Saturday when she finished 23rd overall at the IHSAA state finals meet in Terre Haute.

Dirr, the only Prairie Heights girl to ever make it to the state finals in cross country, toured the LaVern Gibson Course at the Wabash Family Sports Center in a time of 18:34.2, nipping DeKalb freshman Tyler Schwartz (18:34.5) for 23rd position. The clocking was 25 seconds faster than the 18:59.4 Dirr ran in last year’s state meet.

Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka ran away from the field to claim her second individual state championship. Rohrer, the 2012 state medalist, won in a record time of 17:08.8, 41.2 seconds ahead of runner-up Taylor Nicholson (17:50.0) of Avon. Taking third place with a time of 17:55.7 was Madison Woods of Penn.

Fremont sophomore Riley Welch finished 20th overall in a time of 18:30.1.

Carmel won its fifth straight girls team state championship with a score of 55 points. Avon was second with 124. Northridge was the top local girls squad, taking 12th with 348 markers.

In the boys state finals meet, Brandon Arnold of West Noble highlighted the area contingent by placing eighth overall in a time of 15:30.3. He and his Charger teammates finished 18th on the team list.

Ben Veatch of Carmel edged Zack Snider of Indianapolis Brebeuf by .07 of a second for the individual state title. Veatch crossed the finish line in a time of 15:09.30, while Snider stopped the clock at 15:09.37.

West Lafayette, led by the third-place effort of Cooper Williams (15:12.2), won its first team state championship in 50 years by seven points over Carmel, 133-140. Munster was third with 143.

GIRLS STATE FINALS

Team Scores

Carmel 55; Avon 124; West Lafayette 147; Penn 158; Columbus North 171; Zionsville 247; Carroll (Allen) 272; Pendleton Heights 283; Floyd Central 284; Hamilton SE 284; Warren Central 300; Northridge 348; Lake Central 366; Bloomington South 370; Valparaiso 400; Warsaw 408; Indpls. Cathedral 415; Portage 417; Seymour 442; Homestead 443; Terre Haute North 450; LaPorte 504; Jasper 547; Huntington North 557

Top 25 Finishers

1. Anna Rohrer (Mishawaka) 17:08.8*; 2. Taylor Nicholson (Avon) 17:50.0; 3. Madison Woods (Penn) 17:55.7; 4. Alexandria Dalton (Greenwood) 18:03.1; 5. Lauren Johnson (W. Lafayette) 18:12.5; 6. Rachel Nichwitz (Hamilton SE) 18:14.2; 7. Haley Harris (Carmel) 18:15.1; 8. Alex Buck (Pendleton Hts.) 18:16.5; 9. Madelyn Dalton (Carmel) 18:18.1; 10. Katherine Free (Indpls. Cathedral) 18:18.3; 11. Rachel Brougher (Columbus N.) 18:18.5; 12. Samantha Woodford (Plainfield) 18:24.2; 13. Sydney Myers (Zionsville) 18:24.5; 14. Jenna Halderman (Northfield) 18:24.5; 15. Kristen Johnson (W. Lafayette) 18:24.8; 16. Stacy Morozov (Carmel) 18:25.2; 17. Sierra Moore (Elkhart Memorial) 18:26.5; 18. Sierra Lax (Columbus N.) 18:29.5; 19. Lauren Frank (Penn) 18:29.7; 20. Riley Welch (Fremont) 18:30.1; 21. Presley Warren (Ev. Memorial) 18:30.9; 22. Sarah Leinheiser (Carmel) 18:32.9; 23. Aspen Dirr (Prairie Heights) 18:34.2; 24. Tyler Schwartz (DeKalb) 18:34.5; 25. Kelsey Harris (Carmel) 18:36.5

*New state meet record

Other Area Finishers

56. Kayla Casaletto (Elkhart Christian) 19:12.4; 75. Morgan Blyly (Northridge) 19:25.7; 88. McKenzie Love (Northridge) 19:33.3; 93. Mariah King (Northridge) 19:40.8; 98. Mackenzie Adams (Northridge) 19:40.8; 133. Brianna Eggleston (Northridge) 20:03.9; 144. Jenna Miller (Northridge) 20:13.2; 155. Molly Campbell (Northridge) 20:22.2

BOYS STATE FINALS

Team Scores

West Lafayette 133; Carmel 140; Munster 143; Columbus North 164; Indpls. Brebeuf 182; Bloomington North 237; Hamilton SE 241; Carroll (Allen) 246; Indpls. North Central 246; Bloomington South 253; Avon 257; Fishers 320; Terre Haute South 327; Lake Central 349; Valparaiso 356; Crown Point 410; Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 430; West Noble 465; North Harrison 488; Goshen 509; South Bend Riley 511; Lafayette Jeff 518; Terre Haute North 579; East Noble 585

Top 25 Finishers

1. Ben Veatch (Carmel) 15:09.30; 2. Zack Snider (Brebeuf) 15:09.37; 3. Cooper Williams (W. Lafayette) 15:12.2; 4. Seth Williams (Columbus N.) 15:14.3; 5. Mark Beckmann (DeKalb) 15:25.3; 6. Ryan Kritzer (Munster) 15:26.6; 7. Chase Ballard (Columbus N.) 15:26.9; 8. Brandon Arnold (West Noble) 15:30.3; 9. Curt Eckstein (Oldenburg) 15:32.1; 10. Jacob Schmeling (Carroll-Allen) 15:33.8; 11. Quentin Pierce (Castle) 15:39.0; 12. Spencer Danielson (TH South) 15:40.1; 13. Brayden Law (Homestead) 15:40.8; 14. Griffin Tichenor (Bloomington N.) 15:41.5; 15. Griffin Miller (Center Grove) 15:41.6; 16. Christian Noble (Mt. Vernon-Fortville) 15:42.1; 17. Daniel Dalton (Valparaiso) 15:44.1; 18. Hariharan Sathyamurthy (Brownsburg) 15:45.2; 19. Evan Franklin (Bloomington S.) 15:45.8; 20. Daniel Fleace (North Harrison) 15:46.9; 21. Bailey McIntire (South Adams) 15:47.0; 22. Soloman Rice (Indpls. N.C.) 15:48.1; 23. Fergus Arthur (Bloomington N.) 15:48.2; 24. Conor Smith (Indpls. N.C.) 15:52.6; 25. Cameron Clements (Carroll-Allen) 15:52.8

Other Area Finishers

39. Conner Sandt (Northridge) 16:06.2; 58. Joe Vandiver (East Noble) 16:16.4; 69. Gerardo Abad (Goshen) 16:20.2; 90. Salvador Campos (West Noble) 16:32.1; 147. Shawn Graves (Goshen) 17:00.6; 148. Tyler Klinger (East Noble) 17:02.2; 154. Lane Graves (Goshen) 17:09.3; 158. Alex Deluna (West Noble) 17:13.6; 161. Juan Perez (Goshen) 17:16.4; 163. Jason Barahona (Goshen) 17:16.9; 172. Seth Gorski (East Noble) 17:23.3; 176. Fernando Luevano (West Noble) 17:30.2; 185. Justin Contreras (West Noble) 17:41.7; 188. Matt Kline (East Noble) 17:47.3; 193. Cris Ibanez (West Noble) 18:00.4; 197. Diego Tayahua (West Noble) 18:05.4; 199. Paul Phan (East Noble) 18:14.3; 201. Joel Byler (Goshen) 18:18.7; 203. Noah Acker (East Noble) 18:20.0; 204. Frank Herrera (East Noble) 18:23.2; Jamie Castillo (Goshen) 18:34.2