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State Cross Country Meet results

Prairie Heights junior Aspen Dirr finished 37th overall in her first-ever appearance in the IHSAA girls cross country state finals meet this past Saturday in Terre Haute.

Dirr completed the Lavern Gibson Course layout in a time of 18:59.4, just a split-second behind Madison Fruchey of Carroll (Allen). She finished four seconds ahead of her nearest pursuer, Samantha Woodford (19:03.8) of Plainfield.

Claiming first place in the girls race with a clocking of 17:53.9 was Kelcy Welch of Carmel. Taking second place was Mackenzie Caldwell of Columbus North in a mark of 17:56.8.

Abigail Hostetler of Fremont finished seventh overall in a time of 18:18.6. Morgan Blyly led Northridge in the meet, placing 84th in 19:37.3.

Carmel won its fourth straight team state title with a score of 76 points. Hamilton Southeastern was second with 122. Northridge was 16th with 398.

In the boys meet, Jackson Bertoli of Terre Haute South claimed the individual state crown with a run of 15:32.4. David Dalton of Greenwood netted second in 15:37.0.

Zach Panning of Fort Wayne Concordia, who led for much of the race, collapsed near the finish and wound up placing 22nd.

Northridge senior Blake O’Dell earned All-State honors with his 15th-place finish in 15:53.3. O’Dell’s effort led the Raiders to eighth place in the team standings with a score of 234.

Carmel successfully defended its boys team championship Saturday with a tally of 64 points. Columbus North was second with 78.

Brandon Arnold of West Noble finished 20th overall in 15:58.6.

GIRLS SUMMARY

Team Scoring

Carmel 76; Hamilton SE 122; Columbus North 141; West Lafayette 150; Avon 152; Penn 171; Carroll (Allen) 180; Westfield 216; Zionsville 289; LaPorte 344; Bloomington South 350; Twin Lakes 354; Franklin Central 365; Pendleton Heights 383; Portage 394; Northridge 398; Homestead 422; Terre Haute North 430; Floyd Central 454; Bloomington North 494; Warsaw 503; Lake Central 512; Huntington North 523; Jasper 528

Top 15 Finishers

1. Kelcy Welch (Carmel) 17:53.9; 2. Mackenzie Caldwell (Columbus North) 17:56.8; 3. Elena Lancioni (LaPorte) 18:03.5; 4. Rachel Nichwitz (Hamilton SE) 18:04.0; 5. Taylor Nicholson (Avon) 18:06.9; 6. Maddie Woods (Penn) 18:09.5; 7. Abigail Hostetler (Fremont) 18:18.8; 8. Jessica King (Hamilton SE) 18:20.1; 9. Sarah Billingsley (Oldenburg) 18:20.5; 10. Alexandra Dalton (Greenwood) 18:23.7; 11. Sierra Lax (Columbus North) 18:27.6; 12. Mary Abramson (Avon) 18:29.6; 13. Jenna Halderman (Northfield) 18:29.7; 14. Haley Harris (Carmel) 18:31.8; 15. Sierra Moore (Elkhart Memorial) 18:32.3

Other Area Finishers

37. Aspen Dirr (Prairie Heights) 18:59.4; 84. Morgan Blyly (Northridge) 19:37.3; 90. Olivia Golden (Northridge) 19:42.5; 117. Mackenzie Love (Northridge) 20:07.3; 135. Nikki Willey (Northridge) 20:26.7; 139. Mariah King (Northridge) 20:31.8; 154. Katelyn Kilmer (Northridge) 20:45.8; 156. Carly Spirito (Northridge) 20:46.3

BOYS SUMMARY

Team Scoring

Carmel 64; Columbus North 78; Carroll (Allen) 192; Indpls. Brebeuf 198; Terre Haute South 228; Bloomington South 230; Indpls. North Central 230; Northridge 234; West Lafayette 244; Lawrence North 265; Westfield 269; Warsaw 337; Munster 347; Bloomington North 359; Fort Wayne Dwenger 369; Zionsville 382; South Adams 390; Valparaiso 416; Crown Point 422; Homestead 452; South Bend Riley 503; South Knox 581; Lake Central 587; Evansville North 606

Top 15 Finishers

1. Jackson Bertoli (TH South) 15:32.4; 2. David Dalton (Greenwood) 15:37.0; 3. Ellis Coon (Warsaw) 15:41.4; 4. Anthony Didion (LaPorte) 15:43.9; 5. Ben Veatch (Carmel) 15:44.0; 6. Cooper Williams (West Lafayette) 15:44.3; 7. Bobby Browning (Carmel) 15:47.4; 8. Clayton Bowie (Southport) 15:48.2; 9. Mark Beckman (DeKalb) 15:48.5; 10. Zack Snider (Brebeuf) 15:50.3; 11. Brian Blaylock (Lowell) 15:50.3; 12. Andy Carr (Columbus North) 15:50.7; 13. Ben Anderson (Carmel) 15:51.8; 14. Cameron Clements (Carroll-Allen) 15:52.1; 15. Blake O’Dell (Northridge) 15:53.3

Other Area Finishers

20. Brandon Arnold (West Noble) 15:58.6; 53. Conner Sandt (Northridge) 16:24.9; 56. Neel Patel (Northridge) 16:25.6; 91. James Bradberry (Northridge) 16:47.6; 120. Phil Kilmer (Northridge) 16:59.5; 151. Nolan Rhodes (Northridge) 17:18.7; 159. Mitchell Schrock (Northridge) 17:23.3