October 8th – Week Eight IR Semi-State Rankings
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New Prairie Semi State
By: Justin Floyd
|2||Cooper Williams||10||West Lafayette|
|6||Tyler Gray||12||Crown Point|
|9||Lewis Duke||12||Eastern (Greentown)|
|11||David Kampf||11||New Prairie|
|13||Evan Johnson||10||West Lafayette|
|14||Ben Savage||10||Morgan Township|
|16||Ryan Kepshire||10||Crown Point|
|18||Zach Hupp||10||Lake Central|
|19||Sal Cordova||12||Bishop Noll|
1. West Lafayette
3. Crown Point
5. Lake Central
By: Charles Heimberg
Top 20 Individuals
- Elena Lancioni – LaPorte – 18:38 to win her 3rd DAC title
- Kristen Johnson – West Lafayette – 18:34 to win the Hoosier Conference meet
- Rachel Thompson – New Prairie – no races this week
- Lauren Johnson – West Lafayette – 18:45 as runner up at the Hoosier Conference meet
- Madeline Lilly – Twin Lakes – 18:57 for 3rd at the Hoosier Conference meet
- Taryn Thor – Northwestern – 18:35 to win the Logansport Invite
- Kayla McGurk – Crown Point – 19:05 as runner up at DAC Meet
- Allison Miller – Warsaw – 19:37 for 2nd at the Northern Lakes Conference meet
- Delany Barber – West Lafayette – 19:16 at the Hoosier Conference Meet
- Kailee Schoof – LaPorte – 19:18 for 3rd at the DAC Meet
- Rachel Bales – West Lafayette – 19:23 for 5th at the Hoosier Conference Meet
- Mindy Whidden – Hobart – 19:16 to win the Northwest Crossroads Conference Meet
- Celena Guerrero – Hobart – 19:26 as runner up at the Northwest Crossroads Conference Meet
- Michaela Gazdich – Valparaiso – 19:22 for 4th at the DAC Meet
- Sarah Hunsley – Lake Central – 19:26 for 5th at the DAC Meet
- Kelsey Tyler – New Prairie – did not race
- Olivia Johnson – Laf. Harrison – unable to find results for the week
- Rebecca Timm – Portage – 19:40 for 6th at the DAC Meet
- Kyleigh Werner – South Central – 19:39 for the win at Winamac
- Grace Denton – West Lafayette – 19:37 for 6th at the Hoosier Conference Meet
Top Ten Teams
1. West Lafayette – 18 points to win their conference meet, all five under 19:37. These girls are consistently good week after week. I apologize to them for not saying more, but what else is left to say? They are THE elite team of the NPSS and will not be challenged.
2. LaPorte – A one point margin over Portage earned the Slicers their first ever DAC crown. Portage had them beat to about 4k, but the girls from LaPorte just wouldn’t quit. It should be quite a battle for the Sectional and Regional titles between the two.
3. Portage – The Indians looked much better than they did at Culver, and their pack was back together. Madison Allen sat out to rest a sore shin, but should be back by Sectional, which might be enough to reverse the score on LaPorte.
4. New Prairie – Had the week off, but will race tonight at the NCS Meet. If they can continue to run like they did at Culver the Chesterton Sectional should be very interesting.
5. Lake Central – A distant 3rd at the DAC meet, Hunsley and Zajac continue to run well but they need help to hold on to a state spot.
6. Valparaiso – Aurora Bonner was back in the line up for the Vikings at the DAC meet, and it will be interesting to see if she can race her way back into form over the next few weeks. Gazdich had her best race of the season, finishing 3rd, but the struggles at 3–5 continue.
7. Crown Point – Kayla McGurk continues to look more and more confident in her role as a front runner for the Bulldogs, and only 20 seconds separated their 2–6 runners. Crown Point will square off against Lake Central at Regionals before facing the rest of the contenders at the Semi State. If they can keep closing the gap to the Indians they have a chance for a trip to the Haute.
8. Hobart – Winners of the Northwest Crossroads Conference meet, Whidden and Guerrero continue to run very well. If their 3–4–5 can have big days at Semi State the Brickies have a chance to make things interesting.
9. Warsaw – Warsaw is very comparable at 3–4–5 to Hobart, but Hobart gets the edge with their 1–2 punch. If some of the teams in front of them struggle with the pressure of the Semi State, the Lady Tigers could sneak into the 6th and final qualifying spot.
10. Twin Lakes – 2nd to West Lafayette at the Hoosier Conference meet, their first three are solid, but 4 and 5 need to step it up to have a shot.
New Haven Semi-State
By: Sean Eberly
- FW Carroll
- FW Bishop Dwenger
- South Adams
- West Noble
- SB Riley
- FW Concordia
- Huntington North
- Zach Panning (12) FW Concordia
- Jacob Timmons (12) SB Adams
- Mark Beckmann (10) Dekalb
- Cameron Clements (10) FW Carroll
- Andy Timmons (12) SB Adams
- Blake O’Dell (12) Northridge
- Brayden Law (10) Homestead
- Travis Kulczar (11) SB Riley
- Brandon Arnold (11) West Noble
- Josh Neideck (12) Eastbrook
- Sawyer Miller (11) South Adams
- Greg Tippmann (11) Bishop Dwenger
- Conner Sandt (10) Northridge
- Bailey McIntire () South Adams
- Brent Unger (12) FW Carroll
- Jacob Schmeling (11) FW Carroll
- Brody Shane (12) South Adams
- Tyler Adgalanis (12) Bishop Dwenger
- Gerardo Abad (11) Goshen
- Charles Mettler (12) Huntington North
By: Brett Hess
By: Darryl Stevenson:
- Lawrence North
- Brebeuf Jesuit
- North Central
- Hamilton Southeastern
- Zack Snider – Brebeuf Jesuit
- Calvin Kraft – Fishers
- Adam George – Cathedral
- Ben Veatch – Carmel
- Clayton Bowie – Southport
- David Dalton – Greenwood
- Bobby Browning – Carmel
- James Huffman – North Central
- Colin Rinne – Westfield
- Patrick O’Neil – Cathedral
- Ben Anderson – Carmel
- Jake Hanawalt – Lawrence North
- Isaiah White – Perry Meridian
- Solomon Rice – North Central
- Joe Murphy – Lawrence North
- Jordan Koczenasz – North Central
- Darin Lawrence – Lawrence Central
- Michael George – Carmel
- Seth Eagleson – New Palestine
- Drew Barclay – Hamilton Southeastern
By: Drake Sterling
(Last Week’s Ranking in Parenthesis)
1. (1) Malyka Abramson – Jr. – Avon
2. (2) Kelcy Welch – Sr. – Carmel
3. (3) Gina Genco – Sr. – Carmel
4. (4) Sarah Billingsley – Sr. – Oldenburg Academy
5. (5) Haley Harris – Jr. – Carmel
6. (6) Kelsey Harris – Jr. – Carmel
7. (7) Rachel Nichwitz – Jr. – Hamilton Southeastern
8. (8) Jessica King – Jr. – Hamilton Southeastern
9. (9) Stacy Morozov – So. – Carmel
10. (10) Anna Schmitz – Jr. – Carmel
11. (11) Taylor Nicholson – Fr. – Avon
12. (14) Samantha Woodford – Jr. – Plainfield
13. (10) Allie Dalton – Fr. – Greenwood
14. (13) Courtney Pfanstiel – Jr. – Hamilton Southeastern
15. (NR) Karli Koning – Sr. – Westfield
16. (15) Becca Uebele – Sr. – Zionsville
17. (18) Kieran Casey – Sr. – Perry Meridian
18. (NR) Sydney Myers – Jr. – Zionsville
19. (16) Samantha Mitchell – Jr. – Zionsville
20. (20) Samantha Dauby – Sr. – Carmel
1. (1) Carmel
2. (4) Hamilton Southeastern
3. (2) Avon
4. (3) Zionsville
5. (5) Westfield
6. (6) Franklin Central
7. (7) Fishers
8. (8) Noblesville
9. (NR) Oldenburg Academy
10. (9) Center Grove
Brown County Semi-State
By: Steve Mounts
TEAMS….(last wk)….[projected semistate pts]
- Columbus North (1)  — took the first 15 spots in dual meet vs Columbus East who is actually the 21st best team in the semistate
- Bloomington South (2)  — likewise with CN, the Panthers ran very well in their Monroe Co. meet, but losing 20 pts at #4 & #5 to CN right now in semistate meet.
- Bloomington North (4)  — winning a 6th man tiebreaker vs THS without Bertoli, the Cougars are stepping it up at several of the top 7 spots
- Terre Haute South (3)  — nobody is running poorly, it’s just hard to be without your #1 and one of the state’s best
- Seymour (5)  — haven’t been able to obtain full results of the HHC meet to know why they lost to Floyd, but it was a surprise nonetheless. Most likely 2 of their top 6 had to be missing or seriously off that day.
- Terre Haute North (6)  — Patriots hold tenuously onto the final state spot here, they would’ve been edged out by NHarr at Ted Fox w/White on varsity, but the semistate has a different mix of runners.
- North Harrison (11)  — post-season eligibility for Floyd mid-season transfer Mike White provides a huge boost to Cougars. With his former school in the state qual running here too, it makes for a lot of drama.
- Floyd Central (9)  — big upset win in the conference meet over Seymour, depth is still not great, but this was the first meet that their top 6 have run together this season.
- Martinsville (7)  — not in action this week, passed by others’ better performances
- South Knox (8)  — Spartans seem to be improving in times, & projected SS pts didn’t change from last wk, but they’re as negatively affected as anyone with the Mike White transfer issue and Floyd’s new lineup. Still only 30 pts separates 6th-10th in the semistate and SK isn’t maxed out at any of their 5 positions.
dropped out — Borden (10) [now 313] — saw some improvement at their #5 slot this week but still project 122nd place finish at Semistate from that slot which puts enormous pressure on #2-#4 to find 50 pts since #1 can’t expect to get much higher than currently is.
- Kyle Burks (Bloomington South) 
- Anthony Williams (Bloomington South) 
- Kaden Eaton (Columbus North) 
- Andy Carr (Columbus North) 
- Jarit Perkins (Barr-Reeve) 
- Griffin Tichenor (Bloomington North) 
- Brogan Armand (Evansville Harrison) 
- Julian Magallanes (Borden) 
- Evan Franklin (Bloomington South) 
- Riley Stohler (Terre Haute South) 
- Seth Williams (Columbus North) 
- Chase Ballard (Columbus North) 
- Adam Guth (Evansville Reitz)  — has pulled out sick during last 2 races
- Spencer Danielson (Terre Haute South) 
- Michael Keller (Columbus North) 
- Andrew Staggs (South Knox) 
- Daniel Fleace (North Harrison) 
- Nick Firsich (Martinsville) 
- Jonah Woods (Jennings County) 
- Jack Tormoehlen (Seymour) 
dropped out — Quentin Pierce (Castle) [20, now 21] — Woods’ big win at HHC vaults him ahead while Pierce had the week off.
By: Vicky Warzyniak:
(Last week’s ranking in parenthesis)
NR: Never ranked this season
RR: Previously Ranked Returner
1. (1) Mackenzie Caldwell, 12 -Columbus North: 1st and fast as her City Meet Champ in 18:07
2. (2) Sierra Lax, 10 -Columbus North: 2nd/19:41 Running steady as a solid and consistent #2
3. (3) Rachel Brougher, 9 -Columbus North: 3rd Easier race this past week, but has earned her stripes as the top SS freshman, and Bulldogs #3
4. (4) Kate Raphael, 12 -Bloomington North: 1st/20:00 Monroe Co. Champ & record holder on a challenging new course at Edgewood HS
5. (6) Hannah Welsh, 10 -Jasper: 1st/20:36 Jasper Inv Champ! Strong efforts everywhere she goes.
6. (5) Shannon Effron, 12 -Evansville Memorial: 2nd/19:02 Evansville Inv. Earned her top spot by dominating all season
7. (7) Ashton Bosler, 11 -North Harrison: DNR past week. Strong leader for the Cougars and she’s keeping steady. Competes in the MSC meet 10/8
8. (8) Hannah Sears, 10 -Edgewood: WIC Conference Champ! Awesome season and have a feeling her best is yet to come!
9. (9) Lydia Kotowski, 10 -Floyd Central: HHC Conference Champ! Another young, consistent leader on a very strong team.
10. (10) Nina Bouthier, 10 -Columbus North: 5th/20:18 Trades finishing spots with teammate Coffey. Either way they’re successful!
11. (13) Alexis Lewandowski, 11 -Bloomington South: 2nd Monroe Co. meet. Awesome team leader with her best yet to come as Panthers #1.
12. (17) Allie Rollins, 11 -Evansville North: 1st/19:01 Evansville Inv Champ! Gained back some spots for this strong performance.
13. (12) Allison Coffey, 10 -Columbus North: 4th/20:14 Another consistent top scorer for the Bulldogs.
14. (14) Sadie Spears, 12 -Henryville: 1st/20:20 Eastern Inv Champ! Strong senior leader and always at the top for the Hornets
15. (11) Tara Cassidy, 9 -Jasper: Awesome freshman and another strong #2 component for the even better Wildcats.
16. (19) Alli Workman, 10 -Bloomfield: 1st/20:05 SWIAC Conference Champ! Getting stronger every week and results prove it
17. (18) Sarah Wargel, 12 -Evansville Memorial: 3rd/19:47 True co-share senior leadership w/Effron. Amazing efforts this season
18. (RR) Cia Greene, 9 -Henryville: 2nd/Eastern Inv. Took a little down turn but back on track as the Hornets #2
19. (HM) Maggie Shields, 11 -Silver Creek: 3rd Trades finishing spots with Crouch while leading the Dragon’s. Finished on top last 2 meets
20. (20) Lainey Derheimer, 12 -Bloomington South: 5th/County meet. Slight edge as Panthers #2. Like her teammates, best is yet to come.
Michaela Ward, 10 -Evansville North: 4th @ Evansville Inv. Starting to show she’s back and recovered from a preseason injury
Mackenzie Crouch, 11 -Silver Creek: 5th @Eastern Inv.
Rose Kaforski, 11 -New Albany: 2nd @HHC
Kassidy Manning, 10 -Floyd Central: 3rd @HHC
Veronica Fickel, 11 -Bloomington South: 4th @Monroe Co.
Alex Warzyniak, 12 -Bloomington South: Preseason #2. Cleared to compete again and finish out her Senior season. Return will either be CI or Sectionals
Sienna Crews, 11 -Heritage Hills: Preseason #3. Recovering from stress fracture. Return unknown
Zoey Johnson, 12 -Seymour: Ranked as high as #3. Recovering from injury. Return unknown
Devon Zeck, 9 -Terre Haute North: Ranked as high as #11. Out with a foot injury. Return unknown
(Last week’s in parenthesis)
1. (1) Columbus North: City Champs led by lone senior Caldwell, soph Sierra Lax, freshman Brougher, soph’s Bouthier & Coffey
2. (3) Bloomington South: Monroe Co. Champs lead by junior Lewandowski, Fickel, Derheimer, freshman Megan Vernon, soph Evans, & junior Burt
3. (2) Terre Haute North: Runs @MIC 10/9
4. (4) Floyd Central: HHC Champs. All 7 placed in top 10. Could be in contention for that #3 spot!
5. (5) Jasper: Jasper Inv Champs. Looking strong!
6. (6) Evansville Memorial: 2nd @Evans. Inv to city rival North. Both schools with 31 pts, 6th girl tiebreaker of just 2 points. Current edge still goes to Memorial in bigger meets.
7. (7) Silver Creek: 1st @ Eastern (Pekin) Inv. Looking awesome and strong!
8. (8) Bloomington North: 2nd @Monroe Co Strong senior leader in Raphael, with Moore, Schultz, McCoy & Wilson holding steady
9. (9) Terre Haute South: Runs @MIC 10/9
10. (NR) Evansville North: Evansville City meet Champs! Ranked as high as #7, dropped out at week 4. Lead by junior Allie Rollins, and with the return of soph Ward, North will be sure to stay and climb back up by SS.
Dropped out: Seymour