WINAMAC – The performances of siblings Kyle and Claire Collins helped Winamac win the first-ever Hoosier North Athletic Conference cross country championships Saturday morning. Kyle won the boys race with a time of 15:54 and Claire was second in the girls race at 19:50.
Winamac grabbed five of the top seven spots in the boys race to to clobber the field with just 21 points accumulated. Zen Zupin was third at 16:22 and Braden Tankersley was fourth at 16:59. Mitchell Rans of Caston was the only one to split up the Warriors’ top three with a runner-up time of 15:54, just a step behind Collins at the line.
Bailey Watkins gave Triton a top-ten finish with his time of 17:24, good enough for eighth place overall. Cordell Sherow was 17th at 18:25 and Shaun Honeycutt was 18th at 18:28.
Jeremiah Goodrich finished 39th at 20:53 and Brock Watkins was 42nd at 21:09 to wrap up Triton’s runs, leaving the team in sixth in the standings with 107 points.
Pioneer finished second at 71, West Central third at 90, Knox fourth at 96 and Caston fifth at 98.
LaVille, North Judson and Culver did not field full teams in the boys race.
Winamac was not nearly as dominant in the girls race, but got the job done in scoring 47 team points to edge West Central’s 59. Pioneer was third at 60, Caston fourth at 66 and Triton fifth with 98 points.
LaVille, North Judson, Knox and Culver did not field full teams in the girls race.
Jayden Scott (4, 20:31) and Lilly Linch (6, 20:58) joined Collins in the top six for the Lady Warriors.
Baylee McIntire was seventh overall in the race to pace the Lady Trojans. McIntire clocked in at 21:03.
Next across the line for Triton was Michaela Best in 18th at 23:02, followed by Abigail Powell (28, 25:14), Aimee Gladieux (29, 25:14) and Alysha May (34, 26:34).
Triton will run next Saturday at the Culver Academy Girls Cross Country Sectional.