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West Noble Invitational boys cross country results

Lakeland finished sixth and Prairie Heights took eighth in Saturday’s West Noble Invitational boys cross country meet.

Led by Eric Herber (13th in 17:10.69), the Lakers came in with a team count of 221 points. The Panthers, paced by Mitch Perkins (28th in 17:36.66), wound up with 263 points.

West Noble, led by boys medalist Brandon Arnold (15:47.35), won the team championship with a score of 80. Fort Wayne Dwenger (104) was second.

Joseph Trost (27th in 17:36.14) followed Herber in the Laker order. Next came Kyle Burchett (39th in 17:48.90), Garett Chrisman (61st in 18:21.69), Kaleb Wadsworth (81st in 18:46.14), Daniel Arseneau (136th in 20:07.81) and Dustin Riehl (141st in 20:16.22).

Jason Perkins (31st in 17:39.65) and Josh Perkins (32nd in 17:41.03) were the next Panthers to complete the course. After them came Riley Lewis (84th in 18:49.18), Evan Gunthorp (88th in 18:52.43), Alex Steele (133rd in 20:06.54) and Tanner Perkins (156th in 21:00.64).



Aspen Dirr of Prairie Heights finished 16th in a time of 20:39.15 to pace the LaGrange County contingent at the West Noble Invitational girls cross country meet Saturday morning in Ligonier.

Lakeland, led by Michaella Burchett (57th in 22:12.98) placed 17th on the team chart with a score of 359. Other Lady Laker competitors included Massie Maskow (72nd in 22:38.31), Hope Brewer (132nd in 24:23.29), Hope Sustaita (157th in 25:27.27), Brittany Linn (179th in 26:25.59), Morgan Campbell (185th in 26:39.81) and Jaime Leu (211th in 28:13.41).

Joining Dirr in the field for Prairie Heights was Christie Scott (113th in 23:41.92).

Homestead was the girls team champion. Lindsey Marriott of Leo took home individual honors with a time of 19:11.46.