Austin Yoder won his first-career race, running an 18:17 to lead Wawasee in a clean sweep of Memorial 15-48 and Plymouth 15-50 on the Plymouth trail.
Troy Carolus was second at 18:27, Adam Doll third at 18:31, Joey Bornman at 18:31, Reid Stichter at 18:38 and Austin Krizman at 18:39 for the top six places.
“The guys had a great meet,” Wawasee head coach Jerid Stoffel said. “It was a very positive meet right before conference.”
Bre Robinson was third overall at 20:59 and Courtney Linnemeier seventh at 21:35, but Wawasee didn’t have enough depth to steal enough points to beat Plymouth in a 30-27 result. The Lady Warriors did have the spacing to beat Memorial 21-36.
Madison Miller was tenth at 21:55, Jen Slabaugh 12th at 22:27 and Emma Donahoe 20th at 25:37 to round up the scoring spots for Wawasee.
“Tonight was a rough night,” Stoffel said. “We had a lot of girls that were out tonight from injuries. Emma Donahoe had a good race. Taylor Busse (27:16) and Ruby Minnick (27:54) had great finishes and each out-kicked people which was great to see. We are going to come back and be ready to compete at conference.”
The Warrior boys finished 3-4 and the girls 4-3 in the NLC round robin standings.
The NLC championship will run this Saturday morning at Ox Bow Park in Elkhart.