By Keith Knepp
NAPPANEE — The NorthWood cross country teams celebrated senior night. Both the boys and girls programs swept their guests from Elkhart Christian Academy, Bethany Christian and Jimtown, each adding three wins to their respective team records.
On the boys side, Panther runners swept the top three spots led by senior frontman Brady Hunsberger, who timed a 17:16 to lead the pack of 46 runners. He was followed in quick succession by teammates Jordan Burden (17:17) and Owen Allen (17:29).
Other seniors on the NorthWood boys squad included Drew Callander (20:56), Clayton Martin, Grady Stevenson (17:50), Titus Stutsman (18:00) and Aidan Wolfe (19:17).
For the Lady Panthers, seniors Kaitlin Burden and Emilie Allen finished first and second. Senior MacKenzie Brewer was eighth and senior Jenna Markham ran her first meet of the season, coming off of a broken foot to place 10th overall.
Other NorthWood runners who scored for the Lady Panthers included Emma Davidhizar (fifth), Sydney Prenkert (sixth), and Savannah Slone (seventh).On Saturday, the girls XC team will travel to Huntington University to compete in the New Haven Classic.