NEW CARLISLE — Warsaw’s boys came in sixth place, and the Lady Tigers finished ninth in the Class AAA divisions of the historic New Prairie Cross Country Invitational Saturday in New Carlisle.
Jacob Kissling paced the Tigers in 17:04, good enough for 14th place, while Sam Lechlitner finished 26th in 17:16. Tanner Stiver’s 17:48 stop earned him 48th place, Austin Fleming was 59th in 17:56, and Fernando Niebbia clocked an 18:04 for 65th place for Warsaw, which tallied a score of 212 in the largest division of the boys field. Crown Point was the meet champion with 82 points.
Wini Barnett scored a 21st-place finish for the Warsaw girls in 20:18. Ava Knight placed 33rd in 20:47, Amanda Lusinde was 53rd in 21:14, Adree Beckham was only three seconds back in 58th, and Erika Bugg finished 67th with a time of 21:31. The Lady Tigers scored 213 points at the big meet. West Lafayette won the AAA girls race with a score of 98 points.
Tippecanoe Valley’s boys finished 22nd in the Class AA boys race, and the Lady Vikings were 23rd in their division, meanwhile.
Leading the boys was Matthew Howes in 39th place with a stop of 18:09. Mitchell Smith placed 98th in 19:47, Chase Miller was 116th in 20:15, Jace Holloway finished in 144th place in 20:50, and Evan Myers was 180th in a time of 22:02 as the Vikings finished with a score of 577. Bellmont was the boys AA champion with 57 points.
For Valley’s girls, Valerie Jimenez turned in a 24:04 time for 79th place to lead her team. Ella Myers was 126th in 26:09, Talia Holder placed 138th in 26:42, Maria Handerson was 140th in 27:01, and Ava Craig’s 27:05 landed her in 142nd. Valley finished with a score of 625. Rochester won the girls AA race with a score of 115.
Triton cross country competed in the Class A races at New Prairie, the boys finishing 14th with a score of 375, and the girls putting up a score of 491 for 20th place. Individual results were not available for the Trojans.