Jones' 2013 Top 50 Preseason XC Teams

IR Staffer Brandon Jones has spent countless hours researching the top teams for this upcoming 2013 Cross Country season. He went through hundreds of sets of team results over the past year so that he could develop resumés for the top 50 boys and girls teams.

We will release his list of the state’s top teams one at a time for both boys and girls over the next 50 days.  The countdown from number 50 to number 1 will conclude just in time for the first official IHSAA practice this season. Make sure you check back daily to see where your team is ranked.

Don’t agree with the ranking or want to give Jones some praise? Talk about it on our Message Board! As always, Jones will be giving hints as to the next day’s featured team(s) on his Official Top 50 Team Prediction Thread also located on the Message Board. The individual able to accurately predict the most teams at the end of 50 days will win a sweet box of USATF Gear courtesy of IR and our sponsor, USA Track and Field!

Enjoy and keep working hard all summer!

 

8/6/2013

#1 – Carmel Greyhounds

Carmel Semi-State #1

Last Year’s Results:

Noblesville Sectional: 1st place (25 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 3rd place (92 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 2nd place (66 points)
IHSAA State Meet: 1st place (93 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Ben Veatch (10) – 16:06 (10th place)
Michael George (12) – 16:16 (18th place)
Bobby Browning (12) – 16:17 (21st place)
Ben Anderson (12) – 16:22 (25th place)

2013 Outlook:

As expected, the Carmel Greyhounds enter the season as the undisputed favorite for a State Championship. The Greyhounds bring an excellent combination of experience and youth. Bobby Browning will be a four time State qualifier, a rarity for a team as deep as Carmel. Ben Veatch meanwhile, was a record breaker as a freshman and carried his cross country success over to the track. It’s anybody’s guess as to who will step up from their elite JV ranks to run Varsity for Carmel this season, though it is known that Daniel Sechuga and Alex Cashbaugh have made big improvements this summer. Combine them with Colin McMahon who broke 16 minutes last year and didn’t even make the tournament roster. No team will be as deep as the Greyhounds. Teams will just have to hope they catch them on a bad day.

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8/5/2013

#2 -Columbus North Bulldogs

Brown County Semi-State #1

Last Year’s Results:

Brown County Sectional: 1st place (15 points)
Brown County Regional:  1st place (18 points)
Brown County Semi-State: 1st place (62 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 6th place (187 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Kaden Eaton (12) – 15:43 (7th place)
Andy Carr (12) – 15:58 (12th place)
Seth Williams (11) – 16:17 (22nd place)
Chase Ballard (11) – 16:29 (30th place)

2013 Outlook:
Tradition continues with the Bulldogs of Columbus North. The team looks to be strong as always, returning a handful of their 2012 Varsity team. Included in this is the All-State caliber duo of Kaden Eaton and Andy Carr. One year older, Williams and Ballard should pick up right behind and as always, this team does an excellent job of developing young talent quickly. The Bulldogs have the front runners and depth to challenge for a State Title.

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8/4/2013

#3 – Brebeuf Jesuit Braves

Carmel Semi-State #2

Last Year’s Results:

Brebeuf Sectional: 4th place (80 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 7th place (139 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brebeuf Regional)

Zack Snider (11) – 15:25 (3rd place)
Matt Lang (12) – 16:06 (25th place)
Nathan Wilkey (12) – 16:09 (29th place)
Will Coffee (12) – 16:36 (43rd place)
Frank Maley (12) – 16:44 (46th place)
Evan Williamson (10) – 16:50 (50th place)

2013 Outlook:

It’s amazing to think that a team with as much success as Brebeuf has never qualified for a State Meet in cross country. Barring a disaster, that should change this year. Brebeuf has long been a victim of their own Regional, easily the toughest in the state. In 2013, they return Zack Snider, a contender for a State title, as well as Matt Lang and Nathan Wilkey, who will both be looking for top 25 finishes. Their depth will finally pay off as the Braves will have more than 7 runners break 17 min this season.

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8/3/2013

#4 – Lawrence North Wildcats

Carmel Semi-State #3

Last Year’s Results:

Brebeuf Sectional: 1st place (53 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 6th place (130 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brebeuf Regional)

Ethan Hoeft (11) – 15:44 (12th place)
Joe Murphy (12) – 15:58 (20th place)
Robel Teklezghi (12) – 16:07 (27th place)
Jacob Hanawalt (12) – 16:15 (32nd place)

2013 Outlook:
Lawrence North enters 2013 with a huge opportunity to grab a podium spot at the State Meet. The team is even lethal enough that they could, on a good day, knock off a #1 team. Joe Murphy had a breakthrough track season, running 1:52 and 4:16. Is it possible he could be a top 5 candidate like Matt Dorsey was last year? The whole state knows how talented Ethan Hoeft is and he has a chance to be All-State as well. Teklezghi and Hanawalt are excellent runners who should be well under 16 minutes this fall. If the Wildcats can find a decent #5, this team is dangerous.

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8/2/2013

#5 – Bloomington South Panthers

Brown County Semi-State #2

Last Year’s Results:

Bedford North Lawrence Sectional: 1st place (31 points)
Bedford North Lawrence  Regional:  2nd place (46 points)
Brown County Semi-State: 3rd place (129 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 12th place (353 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Kyle Burks (12) – 15:47 (8th place)
Anthony Williams (11) – 16:23 (22nd place)
Xavier Martinez (11) – 16:46 (35th place)
David Benton (11) – 16:49 (38th place)
Josse Smith (12) – 16:54 (43rd place)


2013 Outlook:
The Panthers look good on paper…and the truth is that they could be even better than that in real life. Both Burks and Williams were highlighted already as preseason All-State candidates and should provide low scorers and work together to help in a big way. Not mentioned above is returning Sophomore Jacob Oeding. Oeding went 9:58 for 3200 as a freshman. Bloomington South is always a team that is very deep and that will be most true in 2013 as they should be able to bring a squad to just about every meet with 7 guys under 16:30.

 

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8/1/2013

#6 – Terre Haute South Braves

Brown County Semi-State #3

Last Year’s Results:

Terre Haute North Sectional: 1st place (20 points)
Bedford North Lawrence  Regional:  1st place (36 points)
Brown County Semi-State: 2nd place (78 points)
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HSAA State Finals: 8th place (210 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Jackson Bertoli (12) – 15:38 (3rd place)
Spencer Danielson (11) – 16:02 (15th place)
Riley Stohler (12) – 16:59 (60th place)
Jack Harbaugh (12) – 17:14 (75th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Braves are entering 2013 with high hopes in that they believe they can finish on the podium and boast their first ever XC State Champion. Danielson is an up and coming young athlete who could challenge for an All-State spot while Stohler and Harbaugh had great track seasons that should bode well for them this Fall. Shoring up the number 5 spot will be key for the Braves as they will need depth below 17 minutes.

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7/31/2013

#7 – Carroll Chargers

New Haven Semi-State #1

Last Year’s Results:

Fort Wayne Northrop Sectional: 1st place (33 points)
West Noble Regional: 1st place (40 points)
New Haven Semi-State: 1st place (40 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 2nd place (116 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Bret Unger (12) – 16:36 (22nd place)
Cameron Clements (10) – 16:52 (33rd place)
Alec Kreilach (12) – 17:04 (45th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Chargers may have lost the most important piece of their 2013 State Runner-Up team. Not Alex Hess, not Jon Harper…Head Coach Zach Raber. Raber left for his hometown high school, Norwell, where he will coach the Knights in 2013. The show must go on in Charger Country however, and there are many things to be excited about for fans this season. New coach Phil Yoder has one of the best young talents in the state in Cameron Clements. Also, after the top four that Carroll lost to graduation last season, they had 0 additional Seniors on their roster of over 50 athletes. Some slight rebuilding will be necessary, but at the same time, the tradition will carry over for the Chargers.

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7/30/2013

#8 – Fishers Tigers

Carmel Semi-State #4

Last Year’s Results:

Noblesville Sectional: 4th place (98 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 9th place (196 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brebeuf Regional)

Calvin Kraft (12) – 15:39 (10th place)
Trevor Thompson (10) – 15:47 (14th place)
Tyler Warren (12) – 17:03 (56th place)
Tyler Steppe (11) – 17:24 (60th place)
Nick Butler (11) – 18:23 (68th place)
Drew Urban (12) – 18:54 (70th place)

2013 Outlook:
The 2012 Brebeuf Regional was a nightmare for the Fishers Tigers. After Calvin Kraft and Trevor Thompson came through the chute with qualifying spots and personal bests, it all went downhill. The rest of their Varsity team generally underwhelmed and the Tigers finished a disappointing 9th place. Luckily, that is behind them now and they return a strong 6 out of 7 from last year. Also, they will have the added services of returning sophomore Tristan Strobel and junior Daniel Greiwe who ran 10:21 and 9:58 for 3200 respectively this Spring. This team is bound for greatness in 2013.

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7/29/2013

#9 – Cathedral Irish

Carmel Semi-State #5

Last Year’s Results:

Brebeuf Sectional: 2nd place (55 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 5th place (124 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 4th place (110 points)
IHSAA State Meet: 9th place (223 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Patrick O’Neil (11) – 16:11 (15th place)
James George (12) – 16:38 (33rd place)
Tristan Wilbrandt (11) – 16:56 (43rd place)
Aidan DeSanto (12) – 17:18 (70th place)

2013 Outlook:
Cathedral looks strong entering the 2013 season. Still though, their depth will be tested as they’re not out of the woods yet for being knocked out of the Brebeuf Regional. Their number 5 position could be had by either Rob Mathioudakis or Patrick Engle who both had solid track seasons. James (Adam) George has been having a great summer and should be in contention for a top 10 spot at the Semi-State along with leader, Patrick O’Neil.

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7/28/2013

#10 – Northridge Raiders

New Haven Semi-State #2

Last Year’s Results:

Elkhart Central Sectional: 1st place (30 points)
Elkhart Central Regional: 1st place (45 points)
New Haven Semi-State: 4th place (164 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 11th place (333 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Blake O’Dell (12) – 16:12 (13th place)
Jacob Frost (12) – 17:03 (41st place)
Luke Riffell (11) – 17:13 (50th place)
Neel Patel (12) – 17:15 (51st place)
James Bradberry (11) – 17:16 (55th place)
Conner Sandt (10) – 17:18 (58th place)
Phil Kilmer (12) – 17:47 (99th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Raiders of Northridge didn’t have a single senior on their roster in 2012 and still finished 11th at State. That was good then but even better now. The team as a whole ran excellent at State and that’s always good because Lavern Gibson seems to catch a lot of inexperienced teams off guard. O’Dell should be All State this year and Bradberry has been close. Frost provides this team with a deadly sub 16 minute 1-2-3 combo.

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7/27/2013

#11 – Westfield Shamrocks

Carmel Semi-State #6

Last Year’s Results:

Noblesville Sectional: 3rd place (81 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 2nd place (81 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 3rd place (96 points)
IHSAA State Meet: 7th place (198 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Colin Rinne (12) – 16:07 (11th place)
Ethan Worthington (12) – 16:56 (42nd place)
Jacob Greene (12) – 17:22 (76th place)
Alec Hartman (10) – 17:33 (88th place)

2013 Outlook:
Westfield is in good position to qualify for another State Championship in 2013. Senior Colin Rinne will no doubt be there, leading them as an individual. Ethan Worthington also had a really good 2012 season. They also have a lot of young athletes who will be doing their first work at the Varsity level. This usually causes teams like the Shamrocks to step up to the competition.

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7/26/2013

#12 – Homestead Spartans

New Haven Semi-State #3

Last Year’s Results:

FW Northrop Sectional: 2nd place (62 points)
West Noble Regional: 3rd place (91 points)
New Haven Semi-State: 2nd place (110 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 22nd place (502 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Brayden Law (10) – 16:12 (14th place)
Sam Moore (12) – 17:03 (42nd place)
Skyler Mikesell (12) – 17:29 (72nd place)
Tyler Kotesky (12) – 17:40 (87th place)

2013 Outlook:
A lot of people thought 2012 was going to be Homestead’s year. Unfortunately though, too many of their key pieces didn’t pull their weight. That can’t be said for returning sophomore Brayden Law, however. Law had an outstanding freshman year and if it weren’t for an untimely Terre Haute food poisoning, he probably would have been in contention for All-State. The team will rely heavily on him this year and fans have to hope that having him around will help raise the bar for everyone on the team.

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7/25/2013

#13 – West Lafayette Red Devils

New Prairie Semi-State #1

Last Year’s Results:

Harrison Sectional: 2nd place (53 points)
Harrison Regional:  1st place (37 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 5th place (207 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 17th place (430 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Cooper Williams (10) – 16:18 (11th place)
Jake Cohen (11) – 16:39 (25th place)
Dominic Patacsil (11) – 16:52 (32nd place)
Dylan Williams (10) – 17:30 (69th place)
Evan Johnson (10) – 17:32 (70th place)
Dakota Clark (12) – 18:03 (93rd place)

2013 Outlook:
You may not find a more excited team entering the 2013 season than West Lafayette. The team returns 6 of their top 7 from last year and 5 of those 6 will be underclassmen still. We may just be looking at the team of the future here at #13. The team has excellent front runners in Williams and Cohen, both of which are on the brink of competing for All-State positions. With their youth, we could see some big gains which could put this team on the podium.

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7/24/2013

#14 – Warsaw Tigers

New Prairie Semi-State #2

Last Year’s Results:

Culver Academies Sectional: 1st place (27 points)
Culver Accademies Regional:  1st place (21 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 2nd place (60 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 4th place (157 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Ellis Coon (12) – 16:03 (4th place)
Daniel Messenger (11) – 16:44 (28th place)
Owen Glogovsky (10) – 17:02 (37th place)
Ismael Calderon (12) – 17:13 (50th place)

2013 Outlook:
It’s always exciting to see how a team rebuilds after losing one or two studs but returning the majority of the rest of their varsity. Questions arise as to who will step up as a leader and how will they react to the loss of great workout partners. Warsaw will face that dilemma this year as they graduated All-Staters Jacob Poyner and Robert Murphy. Ellis Coon returns however, but only after missing the second half of the track season with a stress fracture. The Tigers have had one of the best young JV teams in the State of Indiana the last few years, so it’s really just a matter of who steps up and how far.

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7/23/2013

#15 – Hamilton Southeastern Royals

Carmel Semi-State #7

Last Year’s Results:

Noblesville Sectional: 2nd place (54 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 1st place (80 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 1st place (37 points)
IHSAA State Meet: 5th place (184 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Stephen Cho (12) – 16:16 (19th place)
Drew Barclay (12) – 16:20 (24th place)
Kyle Sams (11) – 17:30 (83rd place)
Troy Chapman (12) – 17:57 (110th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Royals are faced with a problem on the back end of their scoring roster. Last year, Chapman and Sams were only able to run 17:12 and 17:14, so they will need to do significantly better to get the team back in contention to qualify for State. They do however have a great 1-2 with Cho and Barclay and also bring in some quality Freshman. For this team, we will just have to wait and see, which is going to be particularly hard to do considering HSE generally doesn’t show their cards until they need to.

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7/22/2013

#16 – Valparaiso Vikings

New Prairie Semi-State #3

Last Year’s Results:

Chesterton Sectional: 1st place (24 points)
New Prairie Regional:  1st place (28 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 1st place (45 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 3rd place (149 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Ari Coulopoulos (12) – 16:03 (5th place)

2013 Outlook:
It looks like a re-building year on paper for the Vikings, but anyone who follows the team knows that they have young athletes ready to step in when they get their chance. The Vikings return Ari Coulopoulos who has finished 9th and 15th in the last two seasons. Also, the team returns two sub 17 JV runners with Varsity experience in Andrew Jankowski and Kevin Hickey. Fans should expect to see Valparaiso pick up right where they left off, with a state berth and possibly even a top 10 finish.

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7/21/2013

#17 – Bloomington North Cougars

Brown County Semi-State #4

Last Year’s Results:

Bedford North Lawrence Sectional: 3rd place (96 points)
Bedford North Lawrence  Regional:  4th place (138 points)
Brown County Semi-State: 6th place (213 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 24th place (565 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Griffin Tichenor (11) – 16:14 (16th place)
Harrison Streib (11) – 16:58 (46th place)
Drew Couper (12) – 17:02 (49th place)
A.J. Schultheis (12) – 17:17 (66th place)
Ryan Nephew (11) – 17:36 (89th place)
Philip Woelmer (11) – 17:44 (98th place)

2013 Outlook:

Thirteen of Bloomington North’s top fourteen from 2012 were underclassman which will pay off big time this year. Griffin Tichenor displayed some major talent this spring, running 9:29 for 3200 meters. Don’t be surprised to see him close to a podium finish at the end of the season. Overall, the Cougars look solid across the board and if they can make marginal improvement, they will have a good shot at top 15 at State.

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7/20/2013

#18 – Zionsville Eagles

Carmel Semi-State #8

Last Year’s Results:

Ben Davis Sectional: 1st place (32 points)
Ben Davis Regional: 2nd place (71 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 9th place (236 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Brian Rice (12) – 17:14 (63rd place)
Andrew Brake (12) – 17:17 (67th place)
Ryan Cash (11) – 17:20 (71st place)
Logan Winters (11) – 17:35 (92nd place)
Adam Corya (12) – 17:37 (95th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Eagles had their worst race of the year at the wrong time in 2012. Corya led this team the majority of the season and during the tournament and will look to do so again in 2013. Also, Ryan Cash improved greatly this track season, running around 4:34 and 2:01 and the Eagles will get a chance to see Oliver Rigg run instead of playing soccer.

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7/19/2013

#19 – North Central Panthers

Carmel Semi-State #9

Last Year’s Results:

Brebeuf Sectional: 5th place (84 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 8th place (177 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brebeuf Regional)

James Huffman (12) – 15:33 (4th place)
Solomon Rice (11) – 16:37 (43rd place)
Jordan Koczenasz (11) – 17:00 (53rd place)
Eliot Toumey (12) – 17:51 (65th place)

2013 Outlook:
Legendary Coach Rick Stover will no longer be leading the Panthers to the starting line as he announced his retirement this past Spring. It will be interesting to see if new coach, Tyler McCreary will have the same immediate success that he had turning around the Lawrence Central distance program. Huffman is a low stick at every meet and Solomon finishes out an excellent 1-2 punch. Their top 5 is pretty strong and Conor Smith who had a very good track season should do some work for this team at the Varsity level.

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7/18/2013

#20 – Noblesville Millers

Carmel Semi-State #10

Last Year’s Results:

Noblesville Sectional: 5th place (130 points)
Brebeuf Regional: 10th (252 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brebeuf Regional)

Jacob Overton (12) – 16:26 (37th place)
Jordan Warne (11) – 16:50 (48th place)
Kyle Marowski (12) – 17:08 (56th place)
Stephen Gervase (12) – 17:25 (60th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Millers will spend the majority of the season preparing to fight for their lives in the Noblesville Sectional and Brebeuf Regional. In addition to being ranked #10 in the Semi-State, they are ranked #9 in the Regional. They do have some things going in their favor, however. They struck gold this track season as soccer athlete Joe Lemna became the team’s new number 1, running 4:28 during track. Also, the Millers will bring back Geoff Ginebaugh who ran 16:44 as a sophomore but struggled with injuries last year. If the team is able to advance out of Regional, they will be on the fast track to qualify and place top 15 at State.

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7/17/2013

#21 – Munster Mustangs

New Prairie Semi-State #4

Last Year’s Results:

Hammond Gavit Sectional: 1st place (38 points)
Crown Point Regional:  3rd place (84 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 7th place (210 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Tom Bolanowski (12) – 16:22 (14th place)
Ryan Kritzer (11) – 16:34 (20th place)
Manny Lopez (11) – 16:45 (29th place)
Scott Farley (11) – 17:38 (76th place)
Jimmy Murphy (11) – 18:07 (97th place)

2013 Outlook:
Munster missed the 2012 State Meet by just 1 point. My guess is that they’ll be doing as much as possible to not let that happen again in 2013. They have an opportunity to be extremely good this year, as they return three athletes capable of breaking the 16 minute mark. Their number 5 will be key as they return just 5 from last years team, although it appears returning Sophomore Theo Burgwald is ready to step up based on his track season.

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7/16/2013

#22 – Franklin Community Grizzly Cubs

Carmel Semi-State #11

Last Year’s Results:

Franklin Community Sectional: 3rd place (86 points)
Greensburg Regional: 3rd (81 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 16th place (406 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Blaine Conners (11) – 17:15 (64th place)
Austin Havener (12) – 17:20 (74th place)
Camden MacLennan (12) – 17:28 (80th place)
Skyler Lykins (12) – 18:32 (135th place)
Jonathan Sargent (11) – 18:35 (140th place)
Peter Hostetter (10) – 19:03 – (149th place)
David Smith (12) – 19:08 – (152nd place)

2013 Outlook:
Franklin Community will be in really good shape entering 2013 as they return their entire top 7 from last year. Additionally, the Grizzly Cubs are rumored to have added transfer Chris (Jake) Johnson from Indian Creek who ran 15:57 at the Brown County Regional last season. J.T. Sargent really came into his own this track season running some solid 3200’s and making the Sectional roster. Keep an eye out for Franklin Community come October.

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7/15/2013

#23 – Franklin Central Flashes

Carmel Semi-State #12

Last Year’s Results:

New Palestine Sectional: 1st place (37 points)
Connersville Regional: 1st (53 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 6th place (190 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 13th place (391 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Evan Shuck (12) – 17:16 (65th place)
Zach McCauley (12) – 17:16 (66th place)
Andrew Schmalfeldt (12) – 17:37 (93rd place)
Eddie Hardimon (12) – 18:14 (127th place)

2013 Outlook:
As is the norm, Franklin Central returns a solid Varsity group and excellent depth from their JV roster. With the current set-up and the majority of the powerhouses being eliminated at the Brebeuf Regional, the Flashes will be in contention along with the winners of the Ben Davis Regional for a State berth every year. That will obviously be the case in 2013 as well.

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7/14/2013

#24 – Avon Orioles

Carmel Semi-State #13

Last Year’s Results:

South Putnam Sectional: 1st place (48 points)
Ben Davis Regional: 3rd (78 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 8th place (235 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Jon Cramer (12) – 17:12 (59th place)
Presley Martin (12) – 17:18 (69th place)
Brandon Vu (12) – 17:31 (85th place)
Dawit Woldai (12) – 17:31 (86th place)

2013 Outlook:
Avon will enter the season looking a little bit weaker than they have been in the past few years. Depth shouldn’t be a problem but they appear to be a lacking a true front runner. Sometimes low expectations can be good though as this team does have some very good JV runners who are chomping at the bit for their chance. Both Matt Everling and Alec Scheerer had an excellent freshman year last season and are poised to run in the mid-16’s or better. The Orioles looked stellar on the track this past Spring as Presley Martin established himself as an elite 800m runner. It would be great if they could get some first year athletes who tore up the track to run cross country such as Taylor Kleyn (4:26), Evan Snodgrass (1:57), and Will Anderson (16:39) but it doesn’t seem as if we should count on them.

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7/13/2013

#25 – Warren Central Warriors

Carmel Semi-State #14

Last Year’s Results:

New Palestine Sectional: 3rd place (64 points)
Connersville Regional: 2nd (65 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 10th place (306 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Lee Justice (12) – 16:55 (41st place)
Matthew Egan (12) – 17:10 (56th place)
Damon Horn (11) – 17:47 (83rd place)

2013 Outlook:
The Warriors will need some help in order to make it to Terre Haute in 2013. They return Lee Justice who is poised to step up as a Senior leader and hopefully will have influence in the underclassmen. Egan and Horn also bring experience and will need to get under 16:30 in order to make Warren Central a serious threat and make up for whatever they may be lacking on the back half of their Varsity roster.

 

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7/12/2013

#26 – Seymour Owls

Brown County Semi-State #5

Last Year’s Results:

Brown County Sectional: 3rd place (88 points)
Brown County Regional:  3rd place (111 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  14th place (332 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Daniel Hauersperger (11) – 16:50 (41st place)
Ian Hensen (12) – 16:59 (47th place)
Jack Tormoehlen (12) – 17:05 (51st place)
Tyler Hatton (12) – 17:51 (106th place)
Dusty Janssen (12) – 18:13 (115th place)
Keegan Bowman (11) – 18:17 (120th place)

2013 Outlook:

The Owls had just one senior on their entire roster in 2012 so they will be returning a veteran team which is always nice. In addition, they will get back Mitch McCoy who was injured during the second half of the 2012 XC season. McCoy had a breakout track season, running 1:56.44 and finishing 12th at State in the 800. If he can translate that performance to the grass, he, Tormoehlen, Hauersperger, and Hansen have a great shot at leading the rest to a State berth.

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7/11/2013

#27 – Floyd Central Highlanders

Brown County Semi-State #6

Last Year’s Results:

Crawford County Sectional: 3rd place (84 points)
Crawford County Regional:  5th place (134 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  15th place (336 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Grant Reynolds (12) – 17:03 (50th place)
Luke Uhl (11) – 17:08 (54th place)
Alec Heitz (12) – 17:23 (73rd place)
Zach Doebbler (12) – 17:28 (77th place)
Mike White (10) – 17:29 (82nd place)
Grant Vellinger (12) – 17:49 (104th place)

2013 Outlook:

Floyd Central got some very good efforts this Spring that should vault them into a position to take a top 6 spot at the Semi-State. Both Chad Lawrence and Reese Tarr did some good work on the track and that should translate into making this a deep team from 1-7 (and beyond). The key will be putting it all together in October which they did not do in 2012. The hangover effect from the Trinity Valkerie meet as well as the Brown County Classic really left the Highlanders a little flat come the tournament.

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7/10/2013

#28 – Terre Haute North Patriots

Brown County Semi-State #7

Last Year’s Results:

Terre Haute North Sectional: 2nd place (69 points)
Bedford North Lawrence Regional:  5th place (146 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  16th place (361 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Nathan Moshos (12) – 17:28 (79th place)
Dru Keith (10) – 17:36 (90th place)
Chase Cresgy (12) – 17:38 (93rd place)
Caleb Paauwe (11) – 17:39 (94th place)
Grant Potts (12) – 18:01 (111th place)

2013 Outlook:

The team you see on the above returners may not resemble the team that you should expect to see running varsity for the Patriots this Fall. Frontrunning Junior Peter Davis will be back to give the team a much needed single digit scorer in most meets. On top of that, the Patriots will have 2 excellent incoming freshmen in Joe Mascari (name sound familiar?) and Ryan Hannaford who both finished in the top 25 at the middle school state meet last season. Don’t be surprised to see the Patriots representing on their home course at the State Meet.

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7/9/2013

#29 – Shelbyville Golden Bears

Carmel Semi-State #14

Last Year’s Results:

Franklin Community Sectional: 2nd place (80 points)
Greensburg Regional: 2nd place (67 points)
Carmel Semi-State: 12th place (240 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

Alton Anspaugh (12) – 16:50 (38th place)
Daniel Kuhn (12) – 17:08 (54th place)
Garrett Reinhart (12) – 17:41 (97th place)
Adam Eads (12) – 18:01 (115th place)
Tanner Phares (11) – 18:07 (118th place)
Christopher Ferguson (12) – 18:15 (128th place)
Clifford Floyd (12) – 18:29 (133rd place)

2013 Outlook:
Shelbyville returns their entire top 7 from their 2012 Semi-State qualifying squad. The team also has a solid front runner in Alton Anspaugh who could sneak under the radar toward a top 20 finish. Even with the depth and experience the Golden Bears have, it will be near impossible for them to snag a top 6 qualifying spot due to the depth of the semi-state. There’s always a chance they could surprise everyone though with some hard work and dedication this summer.

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7/8/2013

#30 – Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles

Carmel Semi-State #15

Last Year’s Results:

Noblesville Sectional: 6th place (170 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Noblesville Sectional)

Joe Taylor (12) – 16:54 (23rd place)
Christopher Bluish (11) – 17:16 (30th place)
Andrew Bentivoglio (12) – 17:22 (35th place)
Jack Andersen (12) – 17:37 (40th place)
Kip Curtis (11) – 17:55 (42nd place)

2013 Outlook:
Christopher Bluish and Joe Taylor really came into their own this track season. Bluish ran a personal best of 1:57.15 in the 800 while Taylor ran 4:24.65 for 1600 meters. Both however, missed the state meet by one spot. Expect these two to give the Golden Eagles a realistic shot of making it into the Semi-State meet. After that though, they will need some help.

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7/7/2013

#31 – Hobart Brickies

New Prairie Semi-State #5

Last Year’s Results:

Crown Point Sectional: 2nd place (52 points)
Crown Point Regional:  2nd place (59 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 4th place (189 points)
IHSAA State Meet: 19th place (456 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Brent Dunn (12) – 16:15 (9th place)
Collin Allen (11) – 17:08 (45th place)
Alek Seeley (12) – 17:27 (63rd place)
Jacy Leon (10) – 18:36 (115th place)

2013 Outlook:
With the return of John Petroskey who missed all of October, the Brickies have a decent chance of returning to Terre Haute. Their depth however is not very good, so they will need a number 5 runner to step up and run under 17:15 in order to make it. Hobart has developed a reputation of showing up when it counts so don’t count them out.

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7/6/2013

#32 – Portage Indians

New Prairie Semi-State #6

Last Year’s Results:

Chesterton Sectional: 2nd place (88 points)
New Prairie Regional:  3rd place (89 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 10th place (231 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Dustin Balboa (12) – 16:40 (27th place)
Tommy Martin (10) – 17:05 (40th place)
Anthony Best (12) – 17:08 (44th place)
David Clegg (12) – 17:21 (55th place)
Jacob Thielbar (12) – 17:28 (65th place)
Nicholas Solis (10) – 17:29 (67th place)

2013 Outlook:
Portage has a chance to do something special this season as they return their entire top 7 from the tournament last year. Not shown above is Tylor Hudson, who ran as the Indians number 1 on multiple occasions before the tournament and notched a personal best of 16:21. The team also got some solid performances from their junior varsity on the track this spring. They will be extremely deep, but it will ultimately be up to them to see just how good they can be.

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7/5/2013

#33 – Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran Cadets

New Haven Semi-State #4

Last Year’s Results:

FW Northrop Sectional: 3rd place (88 points)
West Noble Regional: 5th place (112 points)
New Haven Semi-State: 7th place (238 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Zach Panning (12) – 15:37 (1st place)
Nathan Sutaphong (12) – 16:55 (38th place)
James Mallers (11) – 17:50 (102nd place)
Jacob Panning (10) – 17:57 (111th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Cadets should be a very exciting team to watch this season. They return the best runner in the state, Zach Panning. At the same time, he missed the entire track season with an injury, so it’s unknown what capacity he will be at early. They have some very good Varsity returners, but most importantly, are bringing up a lot of returning freshman including David Ehlers who ran 4:43 in track and Zach’s little brother, Jacob.

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7/4/2013

#34 – Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger Saints

New Haven Semi-State #5

Last Year’s Results:

FW Northrop Sectional: 4th place (91 points)
West Noble Regional: 2nd place (80 points)
New Haven Semi-State: 3rd place (129 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 14th place (405 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Greg Tippmann (11) – 16:37 (24th place)
Matthew Klein (12) – 17:05 (46th place)
Kevin West (11) – 17:24 (66th place)
Zach McIntyre (12) – 17:45 (95th place)

2013 Outlook:
The Saints are in excellent position to make a return trip to Terre Haute this fall. They already return a very talented group and have additional pieces prepared to step up to the challenge and give the team some depth. Tyler Adgalanis had a very good track season which should put him under the 17 minute mark this season. On top of that, the team had a plethora of Junior Varsity athletes running solid times last XC season.

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7/3/2013

#35 – South Knox Spartans

Brown County Semi-State #8

Last Year’s Results:

South Knox Sectional: 1st place (53 points)
Pike Central Regional:  3rd place (98 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  8th place (304 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Andrew Staggs (12) – 16:19 (20th place)
Alex Weber (9) – 17:12 (58th place)
Jaden Page (11) – 17:35 (88th place)
Caleb Martin (11) – 18:03 (113th place)
Mason Gay (11) – 18:19 (121st place)

2013 Outlook:

The Spartans are in good position to make a run at qualifying for State in 2013. They return the majority of their 2012 team which opened some eyes from the South. Their back end scoring athletes will need to improve quite a bit but one should expect their #2, Weber to get a lot faster as well as a sophomore. Also, they have a good incoming freshman who was 11th in the small school middle school State Meet.

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7/2/2013

#36 – Forest Park Rangers

Brown County Semi-State #9

Last Year’s Results:

Jasper Sectional: 2nd place (66 points)
Crawford County Regional:  4th place (129 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  11th place (319 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Trey Dooley (11) – 16:50 (39th place)
Cody Flamion (12) – 17:06 (52nd place)
Clayton Meyer (9) – 17:29 (80th place)
Conner Bolte (12) – 17:56 (110th place)
Sean Verkamp (12) – 18:15 (117th place)

2013 Outlook:

Forest Park will need a very good improvement from their 3-5 in order to have a chance at taking down a giant. It also wouldn’t hurt if Dooley and Flamion, who have emerged as leaders were able to get down into contention for individual spots.

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7/1/2013

#37 – Chesterton Trojans

New Prairie Semi-State #7

Last Year’s Results:

Chesterton Sectional: 4th place (103 points)
New Prairie Regional:  4th place (106 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 13th place (302 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Kevin Kenney (12) – 16:31 (18th place)
Mitch Wilborn (11) – 17:07 (43rd place)
Alex Genetski (11) – 17:46 (85th place)
Emmitt Sullivan (10) – 18:16 (103rd place)
James Mills (12) – 18:03 (92nd place)
Joe Larimer (12) – 18:28 (111th place)

2013 Outlook:
As is the norm, the Trojans will be in the hunt for a state qualifying spot. In all reality, this team should make it to state. They had a very off race at the Semi State last year. On top of that, Tyler Vore, who ran 16:39 as a freshman got back into form, running 4:38 this spring so he should help. Expect Coach Ray to coach these guys into contention and put at least 5 if not 7 guys near or under 17 minutes.

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6/30/2013

#38 – South Bend Riley Wildcats

New Haven Semi-State #6

Last Year’s Results:

South Bend Riley Sectional: 2nd place (79 points)
Elkhart Central Regional: 5th place (130 points)
New Haven Semi-State: 9th place (248 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Travis Kulzcar (11) – 16:37 (23rd place)
Steven Slade (12) – 17:26 (68th place)
David Salmon (11) – 17:40 (89th place)
Matt Waweru (12) – 18:03 (119th place)
Yoshua Reed (12) – 18:36 (139th place)

2013 Outlook:
South Bend Riley is a very unproven team who will need to put in some very good work this summer if they want to hold off some of the more historically strong teams ranked behind them. Slade have a very good track season running under 2:00 for 800 but beyond that, these guys are wildcards. They did also get good performances from the Leisering boys on the track but it’s unknown if it will help them crack the scoring roster in XC.

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6/29/2013

#39 – Wheeler Bearcats

New Prairie Semi-State #8

Last Year’s Results:

Chesterton Sectional: 3rd place (103 points)
New Prairie Regional:  5th place (110 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 12th place (279 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Joel O’Shea (10) – 16:20 (12th place)
Alex Nader (11) – 17:14 (51st place)
Austin Greiner (11) – 17:41 (79th place)
Robert Theiss (12) – 17:58 (89th place)
James Mills (12) – 18:03 (92nd place)
Michael Bodnar (12) – 19:04 (128th place)

2013 Outlook:
Wheeler may appear to be on the outside looking in based on the times above, but don’t forget how good they were at the Sectional and Regional. Nader has been well under 17 minutes. Their returning 5’s PR was 17:25 as well, so it’s not unrealistic to think if they get on a hot streak, they will be top 6.

 

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#40 – Penn Kingsmen

New Haven Semi-State #7

Last Year’s Results:

South Bend Riley Sectional: 3rd place (84 points)
Elkhart Central Regional:  4th place (118 points)
New Haven Semi-State: 11th place (260 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Thomas Gales (12) – 16:50 (30th place)
Taylor Neff (12) – 17:23 (64th place)
Jon Koellner (12) – 17:35 (82nd place)
Tyler Krawthwohl (12) – 17:54 (109th place)

2013 Outlook:

Penn has some nice, young athletes who will play a big part in their hopeful 2013 success. In 2012, the Kingsmen put nearly 20 athletes under 19 minutes, so that shows they have some very good depth. They will also need to find one or two front runners though as they currently don’t have much firepower. If the team puts in some hard work, they could take advantage very easily of what could be a down year for the New Haven Semi-State.

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6/25/2013

#41 – Evansville North Huskies

Brown County Semi-State #10

Last Year’s Results:

Evansville Mater Dei Sectional: 1st place (54 points)
Pike Central Regional:  1st place (54 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  5th place (191 points)
IHSAA State Finals: 23rd place (524 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Xavier Johnson (10) – 16:28 (23rd place)
Joshua Backes (12) – 16:33 (28th place)
Matthew Smith (11) – 16:51 (42nd place)
Austin Chapman (10) – 18:52 (127th place)

2013 Outlook:

The Huskies have a nice, young team heading into the 2013 with a lot of upside. Depth will be hard to find however, as the back end of their returning varsity barely dipped below 19 minutes in 2012. They will need some big improvements from their returning 4 and 5 in order to get North close to a third straight state berth.

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6/24/2013

#42 – Lake Central Indians

New Prairie Semi-State #9

Last Year’s Results:

Hammond Gavit Sectional: 2nd place (39 points)
Crown Point Regional:  5th place (91 points)
New Prairie Semi-State: 11th place (249 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Zach Hupp (10) – 16:51 (31st place)
Tyler Kramer-Stevens (10) – 17:04 (38th place)
Brian St. John (11) – 17:26 (62nd place)

2013 Outlook:

Beyond their 2012 Semi State roster, the Indians return a slew of underclassmen under the 18 minute mark. Like always, their athletes will make some solid improvements and you can expect them to be in strong contention late in the season.

 

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6/23/2013

#43 – Borden Braves

Brown County Semi-State #11

Last Year’s Results:

Crawford County Sectional: 1st place (58 points)
Crawford County Regional:  2nd place (81 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  12th place (320 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Julian Magallanes (10) – 16:55 (45th place)
George Tipker (12) – 17:08 (55th place)
Nathan Magallanes (12) – 17:22 (72nd place)
Gavin Tipker (11) – 17:32 (84th place)
Brian McGee (12) – 19:01 (131st place)

2013 Outlook:

Borden was the ‘Cinderella Story’ of 2012. Almost no one had an eye out for the Braves headed into the tournament. That all changed when they defeated North Harrison for their sectional victory. They looked poised to possibly grab the 6th spot at the Semi-State, but ultimately would fall short. This year, they come in more experienced and a little bit better. With that said, they desperately need a 5th man who can get close to or under 17 minutes.

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6/22/2013

#44 – Ben Davis Giants

Carmel Semi-State #17

Last Year’s Results:

Ben Davis Sectional: 2nd place (47 points)
Ben Davis Regional:  4th place (109 points)
Carmel Semi-State:  14th place (391 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Carmel Semi-State)

David Behrmann (12) – 17:26 (78th place)
Josh Bishop (12) – 17:37 (94th place)
Cameron Peck (12) – 17:58 (111th place)
Brandon Richey (11) – 18:09 (121st place)
Amanuel Araya (11) – 18:33 (137th place)
Jordan Walker (10) – 20:28 (161st place)

2013 Outlook:
Not many schools have a bigger talent pool to choose from than Ben Davis. So you can usually expect a team like the Giants to reload with some new athletes every year. With that said, their returners are pretty solid and don’t let their Semi-State results fool you, this team ran some really good races at Sectional and Regional last year. In addition to what you see up front, the Giants are a perfect sleeper team. Junior Amanuel Araya had a very solid track season and is poised to threaten the 17 minute mark. Also, a freshman emerged this track season as one of the best in the state: Shallmon Sigmon, who ran 4:45 in the 1600. Last but not least, what could really put this team over the top is if they are able to return Senior Antonio Futrell who ran 17:04 as a sophomore as well as 4:34 for 1600 this Spring, but didn’t participate in XC last Fall.

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6/21/2013

#45 – Madison Consolidated Cubs

Brown County Semi-State #12

Last Year’s Results:

Southwestern Sectional: 2nd place (47 points)
Brown County Regional:  5th place (130 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  19th place (415 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Landon Perry (12) – 16:32 (27th place)
David Gibson (12) – 17:25 (75th place)
Quinton White (11) – 17:35 (85th place)
Justin Robertson (10) – 17:50 (105th place)
Alex Nunan (12) – 18:33 (123rd place)
Josh Howell (10) – 19:22 (135th place)
Kevin Stewart (11) – 19:50 (137th place)

2013 Outlook:

Madison Consolidated returns their entire 2012 Semi-State Qualifying Varsity Squad which is good when your team doesn’t generally have a lot of depth. The talent is pretty solid on the team and with some hard work and a little luck, the Cubs could put themselves in contention for a top 6 spot at the Semi-State. They also may have some help from a first year runner, Malta Frenzel who ran on their Sectional Champion 4×800 and showed some promise in the longer distances as well.

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6/20/2013

#46 – LaPorte Slicers

New Prairie Semi-State #10

Last Year’s Results:

Chesterton Sectional: 5th place (108 points)
New Prairie Regional:  2nd place (85 points)
New Prairie Semi-State:  9th place (230 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Anthony Didion (12) – 16:13 (7th place)
Samuel Miller (11) – 17:34 (72nd place)
Braden Griffin (10) – 17:36 (75th place)
Anthony Raymond (11) – 19:03 (126th place)

2013 Outlook:

The Slicers may be lacking the depth to contend for a State Championship birth in 2013 based on their returners and roster size. With that being said, they do have the young Dakota Merkel coming in as a freshman who has been rumored to have broken many of Mike Fout’s middle school cross country records.

 

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6/19/2013

#47 – North Harrison Cougars

Brown County Semi-State #13

Last Year’s Results:

Crawford County Sectional: 2nd place (69 points)
Crawford County Regional:  3rd place (111 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  10th place (317 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Daniel Fleace (11) – 16:42 (32nd place)
Curtis Wetzel (11) – 17:26 (76th place)
Tyler Hood (10) – 17:42 (96th place)
Andrew Robertson (10) – 17:53 (109th place)
Jacob Faith (11) – 18:01 (112th place)

2013 Outlook:

North Harrison depth is actually pretty good. The key will be in the small improvements across the board. If each runner can subtract 30 seconds from their personal best, they should be in contention for a State birth. Curtis Wetzel also had a very strong track season running 2:04 and 4:39. Also, they will be bringing in a couple of talented freshman who should help them have a very respectable squad.

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6/18/2013

#48 – West Noble Chargers

New Haven Semi-State #8

Last Year’s Results:

Crown Point Sectional: 1st place (54 points)
Crown Point Regional:  4th place (106 points)
New Haven Semi-State:  8th place (241 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Haven Semi-State)

Brandon Arnold (11) – 16:11 (12th place)
Bradley Pyle (12) – 17:17 (56th place)
Joe Deluna (10) – 18:09 (124th place)
Alex Deluna (10) – 18:33 (136th place)

2013 Outlook:

West Noble is always a very deep, strong team. In 2013, they will return some good depth from their Junior Varsity roster as well. On top of their returners, the Chargers will also have the help of the Contreres brothers who finished 15th and 16th at the small school middle school State Championship last year.

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6/17/2013

#49 – Crown Point Bulldogs

New Prairie Semi-State #11

Last Year’s Results:
Crown Point Sectional: 1st place (32 points)
Crown Point Regional:  1st place (59 points)
New Prairie Semi-State:  8th place (211 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the New Prairie Semi-State)

Jacob Langbehn (11) – 17:26 (61st place)
Matthew Mosak (10) – 17:44 (81st place)
Luke Voss (11) – 17:46 (86th place)

2013 Outlook:

On paper, the Bulldogs look like they’re in trouble in 2013. In reality, their team this year has the ability to be one of the deepest in recent history. Crown Point has always been a school right on the edge but lacking the depth to qualify consistently for the State Meet. This year’s returning sophomore group is very strong as many were around or under 19 minutes last year. With normal progression, it would be easy to assume many of those athletes will be around 17:30 or better this season. Also, Zach Celmer who scored at Regional and ran 17:13 was absent from their Semi-State squad last year.

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6/16/2013

#50 – Perry Central Commodores

Brown County Semi-State #14

Last Year’s Results:

Jasper Sectional: 1st place (34 points)
Crawford County Regional:  1st place (68 points)
Brown County Semi-State:  7th place (217 points)

Returning Runners:  (Based on results from the Brown County Semi-State)

Aaron Pierrard (11) – 16:11 (17th place)
Bryce Lain (12) – 16:48 (48th place)
Nathan Schwartz (12) – 17:31 (101th place)

2013 Outlook:

Perry Central will look strong up front with Perrard as a contender for an individual state qualifying spot. The Commodores, however, will need to find depth as the returning #5 from last year was over 19 minutes.  The Brown County Semi-State is also particularly strong this year which doesn’t play to their advantage either.

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