Cross country sectionals: Carmel wins both races, county teams take all five regional spots

Noblesville hosted the IHSAA cross country sectional on Saturday at the Chinquapin Ridge Cross Country Course, and there were no surprises for the most part.
The same five schools finished in the top five in both the boys and the girls races, which meant they will all advance to next Saturday’s regional, also to be run at Noblesville. Guerin Catholic, Hamilton Heights and University all had individual runners advancing as well.
Carmel won the sectional championship in both races, marking the 43rd sectional title for the boys and the 34th for the girls. Fishers was second in both races.
The Greyhounds boys scored 33 points and landed five runners in the top 10 and had all seven runners place in the top 15. Ben Miller placed second for Carmel, with Trey Harris, Calvin Bates and Thomas Gastineau finishing 6-7-8. Ben Myers took 10th to close the Greyhounds’ scoring.
All those top 10 runners helped Carmel keep comfortably ahead of the Tigers, who totaled 52 points. Fishers got two runners in the top five, with Sam Kuhn third and Ethan Meyer fifth, then placed their other five athletes in the top 20.
Hamilton Southeastern finished third, and also had the race winner. Senior Gabe Fendel breezed to victory in a time of 15:26.67, nearly 13 seconds ahead of second place.
Westfield took fourth; the Shamrocks were helped by a ninth-place result from Nicholas Leahy. Host Noblesville placed fifth with its young group; senior Zachary Freeman led the Millers by taking 22nd.
Noblesville edged out Guerin Catholic for the final regional qualifying spot by two points, 137-139. However, the Golden Eagles advanced six of their seven runners on to the regional as individuals. Quinn Gallagher continued his great season by taking fourth in the sectional.
Other Guerin runners moving on are Andrew Hall, Joseph Barrett, Nicholas Schramm, Holden King and JP Spoonmore. University placed ninth as a team, and had one individual move on to regional: Noah Laramore, who was 43rd overall.
The Greyhound girls scored 41 points to win the sectional trophy. Carmel was led by Phoebe Bates, who won the individual race in a time of 18:51.47. Carmel got two more runners in the top 10: Maddie Dalton took third and Lindsey Roper was ninth. The ‘Hounds placed their first five runners in the top 15.
Fishers scored 71 points, with Debbie Shera taking seventh and Miya Wai placing eighth. Teresa Kraft’s 11th-place result also helped the Tigers rise up to second in a tough field.
Noblesville and Southeastern both scored 78 points; the Millers took third by having the higher-placing sixth runner. Abi Little was out in front for Noblesville by taking fifth place, and the Millers had all of their runners make the top 30.
The Royals got two top 10 finishers: Lulu Black placed fourth, and Halle Hill took sixth. Westfield grabbed the fifth spot, with Gabby Dilick soaring to second place individually.
Guerin Catholic finished sixth as a team, but had five individual regional qualifiers. Paige Schemanske placed 10th to lead the Golden Eagles, and Ellie Schroeder, Bea Perez, Lucia Perez and Raegan Bohbrink joined her as regional qualifiers.
Hamilton Heights will have three runners advance to the regional. Freshman Maria Mitchell led the Huskies by placing 17th, and Abby Christiansen and Abby Roth also qualified.
University freshman Charlotte Kumler placed 44th and qualified for the regional.

BOYS RACE
TEAM SCORES: Carmel 33, Fishers 52, Hamilton Southeastern 95, Westfield 116, Noblesville 137, Guerin Catholic 139, Lebanon 195, Tipton 254, University 268.
Race winner: Gabe Fendel (HSE) 15:26.67.
Carmel runners: 2. Ben Miller 15:39.61, 6. Trey Harris 15:55.00, 7. Calvin Bates 15:57.80, 8. Thomas Gastineau 16:01.62, 10. Ben Myers 16:15.15, 13. Patrick Campbell 16:26.77, 14. Will Murphy 16:32.09.
Fishers runners: 3. Sam Kuhn 15:39.65, 5. Ethan Meyer 15:49.86, 11. William Clark 16:21.75, 16. Thomas Brelage 16:35.44, 17. Matthew Brown 16:36.06, 18. Alexander Meyer 16:38.94, 19. Quintin Goldman 16:39.35.
Other Southeastern runners: 12. Grant Wilson 16:22.48, 25. Nathan Cho 17:03.40, 28. Brady Southern 17:09.39, 29. Brady Jarosinski 17:13.71, 32. James Rathbun 17:19.70, 34. Eric Carothers 17:23.67.
Westfield runners: 9. Nicholas Leahy 16:11.80, 20. Sam Novak 16:41.07, 24. Max Gutwein 17:02.26, 27. Noah Douthit 17:07.67, 36. Tyler Smith 17:28.10, 37. Luke Tragesser 17:36.59, 39. Duncan McGraw 17:50.53.
Noblesville runners: 22. Zachary Freeman 16:56.39, 23. William Gregory 16:58.73, 26. Cole Kimmel 17:07.54, 31. Nicholas Dombroski 17:17.61, 35. Andrew Anderson 17:27.42, 38. Travis Hickner 17:38.76, 42. Blake Hipkiss 18:02.25.
Guerin Catholic runners: 4. Quinn Gallagher 15:40.95, 21. Andrew Hall 16:48.85, 33. Joseph Barrett 17:22.27, 40. Nicholas Schramm 17:58.29, 41. Holden King 17:59.49, 44. J.P. Spoonmore 18:14.74, 46. Weston Gingerich 18:31.34.
University runners: 43. Noah Laramore 18:07.81, 58. Jacob Sager 20:49.94, 60. Cole Reinholt 21:36.61, 63. Ben Westerkamm 21:56.58, 66. Keegan Priest 23:35.46, 68. Beau Reveal 24:58.77.
Hamilton Heights runners: 48. Price Knowles 18:50.87, 52. Elijah Wallace 19:27.26, 55. Tony Harden 20:08.84, 57. Dawson Phifer 20:41.68.
Sheridan runners: 59. Axel Aleman 21:02.18, 65. Luke Poprick 22:15.90.

GIRLS RACE
TEAM SCORES: Carmel 41, Fishers 71, Noblesville 78, Hamilton Southeastern 78, Westfield 125, Guerin Catholic 153, Hamilton Heights 182, Lebanon 268, Tipton 280, University 298.
Race winner: Phoebe Bates (C) 18:51.47.
Other Carmel runners: 3. Maddie Dalton 19:03.60, 9. Lindsey Roper 19:40.35, 13. Lily McAndrews 20:01.85, 15. Sydney Haines 20:04.07, 20. Anna Morozov 20:19.03, 22. Izza Khurram 20:21.27.
Fishers runners: 7. Debbie Shera 19:31.10, 8. Miya Wai 19:36.41, 11. Teresa Kraft 19:52.61, 21. Corinne Yorkman 20:19.06, 24. Kamya Lapsley 20:26.61, 28. Brynn Urban 20:44.69, 41. Emma Gillespie 21:53.57.
Noblesville runners: 5. Abi Little 19:11.98, 14. Bella Sharples-Gordon 20:02.75, 16. Aubrie Deal 20:04.66, 18. Sophie Reichard 20:06.59, 25. Sophie Stahl 20:29.47, 26. Aubrey Swart 20:33.02, 30. Taylor Gregory 20:53.39.
Southeastern runners: 4. Lulu Black 19:06.79, 6. Halle Hill 19:17.03, 12. Lilly Cummins 19:52.83, 27. Sam Alphin 20:33.83, 29. Ellie Johnson 20:46.43, 31. Ellie Pedersen 21:07.82, 37. Brooke Ratliff 21:26.85.
Westfield runners: 2. Gabby Dilick 19:03.28,23. Sarah Coates 20:26.14, 32. Julia Clark 21:11.87, 33. Ava Zellers 21:15.69, 35. Kyla Curtis 21:21.23, 36. Ashley Baldwin 21:22.88, 42. Carly Bogdajewicz 22:01.62.
Guerin Catholic runners: 10. Paige Schemanske 19:42.55, 19. Ellie Schroeder 20:18.73, 39. Bea Perez 21:46.07, 40. Lucia Perez 21:48.31, 45. Raegan Bohbrink 22:45.68, 48. Izzy Museck 23:10.49, 52. Nicole Powers 23:47.08.
Heights runners: 17. Maria Mitchell 20:06.01, 34. Abby Christiansen 21:19.21, 38. Abby Roth 21:45.57, 46. Morgan Guthrie 22:54.58, 47. Alex Lopez 23:09.86, 50. Madison Dotlich 23:29.94, 51. Elizabeth Shrock 23:46.08.
University runners: 44. Charlotte Kumler 22:05.92, 59. Jada Swearingen 26:01.08, 65. Haley Tomlinson 28:04.94, 67. Jaigh Sanders 29:09.49, 69. Lauren Flickner 29:24.23, 70. Isabella Garino-Heise 30:10.87, 72. Maya Marks-Straus 35:20.81.
Sheridan runner: 53. Alexis Weiss 23:48.47.

Carmel’s Maddie Dalton (1375), Noblesville’s Abi Little (606) and Westfield’s Gabby Dilick (1642) all finished in the top five in the girls race at the Noblesville cross country sectional on Saturday. (Kent Graham)

Guerin Catholic’s Quinn Gallagher (1675), Fishers’ Sam Kuhn (1666) and Carmel’s Ben Miller (1656) all placed in the top five in the boys race. (Kent Graham)

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