Girls Varsity Cross Country · Girls finsh 3rd at Sectionals and advance to Regionals

  Place Points
Seeger High School 3rd 96

Benton Central received 4.5 inches of rain on Friday and there was doubt about whether or not the meet would happen. Luckily the predicted rain for the middle of the night did not come and the meet took place on time with only two small rains before and after the race. In the 11 team meet, the top 5 teams advance on to Regionals next week at the Tippecanoe Ampitheater. The Patriots were seeded 4th, but fought their way into a 3rd place finish behind the Cross Country powerhouses of Twin Lakes and Benton Central. Freshman Jennifer Romero wowed the crowd with a 2nd place overall finish only behind Magge Gutwein who was in the top 50 at the State meet last year. Allison High was 9th with 22:27 and Libby Smith was 10th with 22:45. Scout Puterbaugh and Lauren McBride were 40th and 41st with 26:18 and 26:21 respectively. Leah Kirkpatrick was 46th with 26:51.