Boys x/c wraps season

The boys cross country team had a successful season as the varsity squad advanced onto the semi-state championship after winning multiple meets this year.

The boys team had a solid season leading up to their last race. After winning the New Palestine Invitational and the Whiteland Invitational early on in the season, the boys went on to sweep the county meet, besting second-place Greenfield-Central by 25 points. (NP 32, GC 57).

The year was marked by second-place finishes in the cross country playoffs, with the lads placing second in the Hoosier Heritage Conference, the New Palestine sectional and the Rushville regional. They went on to finish 19th in the semi state meet at Shelbyville.

Junior Kyler Harrison, the flamboyant runner who led the team this year had a few comments about how the season went.

“I feel really bad about how we finished second in sectional and regional because I feel like I let the team down, and the community as a whole down. And that’s why we will come back stronger than ever,” Harrison said.

Both Harrison and senior Ethan Westrate were sad they were leaving.

Westrate said, “It’s really sad to leave I’ve been running for seven years and it’s kinda sad its all over.”

“It’s gonna be really though without Alex (Mohr) and Jared (Reed). They really held the team together,” Harrison said.

Harrison on how the season went as a whole, “I think it went well as a whole.”

Sophomore runner Quinn Dobbins felt compelled to put his love for cross country in a haiku.

“Cross country brings joys.
I love running with the boys.
I hate Illinois.”

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