The Concordia boys team and Carroll girls team were champions in Saturday’s West Noble Cross Country Regional.
The Cadets scored 49 points in their team win in the boys race, placing all five of their scorers in the top 17, including Karsten Schlegel (third), Gabriel Connelly (ninth), Tyler Strothman (10th), Daniel Adair (12th) and Nathan Pennekamp (17th).
Carroll was the runner-up, scoring 79 points. Preston Sloffer paced the Chargers with a fourth-place finish, followed by Robert Lohman (sixth), Nicholas Kiplinger (15th), Blake Nietert (31st) and Ian Gongwer (34th).
Homestead was third overall. The Spartans were led by a seventh-place finish from Ethan Baitz. Bishop Dwenger’s Brendan Nix led the Saints to a fourth-place finish, earning 19th out of 90 runners, and Westview claimed the final boys semi-state qualification.
Northrop’s Connor Jackson and Leo’s Jaydon Steidinger each qualified as individuals, claiming 16th and 27th, respectively.
Angola’s Izaiah Steury was the individual medalist in the boys race, placing first in 15:20.
Carroll’s girls extended their regional title streak to 20 years Saturday. Four of the team’s scorers finished in the top 10: Ashlyn Minton (second), Shelby Christman (third), Madalyn Ruch (fifth) and Taylor Hansen (ninth). Marybeth Hall rounded out the team’s scoring in 35th.
Homestead freshman Addison Knoblauch was the individual champion in the girls race, crossing the finish line in 18:39. The Lady Spartans placed third with additional scoring by Claire Weidler (18th), Elise Peckinpaugh (21st), Heidi Warner (22nd) and Reagan Albers (26th).
Rhaya Kaschinske led the Concordia girls to a second-place team finish, placing 11th. She was closely followed by teammates Abigail Mays (12th), Madelyn Borchelt (13th), Callie Hoover (15th) and Keller Whicker (20th).
The Leo girls placed fourth on the afternoon with top-20 finishes by Isabelle Shenfeld (10th), Eden Norris (14th) and Maya Norris (19th).
Bishop Dwenger’s Nora Steele and Kaitlyn Woods finished sixth and eighth, respectively, to lead the Saints to a fifth-place finish and the final semi-state qualification in the girls race.
Northrop’s Victoria Clibon (16th) and Alyssa Williams (29th) each earned individual qualifications.
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