Nichols and Horter Steal Show
Overcast skies didn't abate Alter's Abby Nichols from shining. The senior battled Oakwood's decorated distance standout for 4700 meters. The new school record holder used the last 300 meters to secure an impressive victory with the top female time of the day in 18:33.
The Lady Knights used Nichols' performance to propel them to a team victorys as well. In the boys race Division III powers Fort Loramie and Anna battled to a tie break. Anna junior Matt Burden finished 44th comfortably ahead of Loramie's 6th runner to capture their third straight team title.
Tippecanoe used a strong pack to win the DI race. The Red Devils placed seven runners in the top 20. Vandalia Butler's Emma Bryant won the overall title.
Lakota East's Dustin Horter outdueled Tippecanoe's Mitchell Poynter running won of the more impressive races at the meet in the last 12 years. His 15:28 ranks as the 3rd fastest time in meet history.
Dublin Coffman and Tippecanoe battled for the team title. The Irish, behind Lucas Bons and Simon Alford, were able to hold off the Red Devils 39-48. Results