Facing Vigo County rivals Terre Haute South along with a solid North Central squad gave the perfect backdrop to an impressive milestone for Northview's cross-country teams on Tuesday afternoon.
With their dual meet victories, 31 to 33 in the boys meet over the Braves with the Thunderbirds third with 64 points and a 26 to 34 win in the girls meet over South, the Knights unbeaten streak in dual meets reached four years.
The last squad to defeat the Knights in a dual meet was the Braves in 1999. Since then, Northview has been a tough act to beat. Tuesday was no different.
Emily Pugh won the girls overall title by 30 seconds over South's Megan Scheidler who won last year's sectional title.
Pugh was followed in fourth place by teammate Shandra Kirby in 17:16 and Nikki Royer in 17:25. Kim Deakins was seventh with a time of 17:53 and Mary Pugh rounded out the team scoring with an 18:15. Emily Lutes was 17th in 20:06 and Brit Hofmann was 21st in 23:15.
In the boys meet, John Lambertus of Terre Haute South won the meet in 17:44 but Northview's Josh Timm was close behind in 17:48. Matt Brand placed fifth in 18:10 and Jared Reece was sixth in 18:16. Justin Scherb was seventh, just one second behind Reece and Cam King just missed the top-10 with his 11th place finish in 18:48.
T.J. Black placed 19th, Ryan Thompson was 21st, Hunter Reberger 22nd, Kyle Colson 23rd, Nick Colwell 24th, Logan Wegner 27th and Drew White finished 35th.
The Knights will ready themselves for the Patriot Invitational at the LaVerne Gibson Course on Saturday morning featuring several of the state's top squads.
Boys Team Scores: Northview 31, T.H. South 33, North Central 64
At North Central
Winner: John Lambertus (THS) 17:44.
Northview finishers: 2. Josh Timm 17:48, 5. Matt Brand 18:10, 6. Jared Reece 18;17, 7. Justin Scherb 18:16, 11. Cam King 18:48, 19. T.J. Black 19:53, 21. Ryan Thompson 19;58, 22. Hunter Reberger 20:08, 23. Kyle Colson 20:04, 24. Nick Colwell 20:36, 27. Logan Wegner 20:52, 35. Drew White 22:54.
Girls Team Scores: Northview 26, Terre Haute South 34, North Central 64
At North Central
Northview Finishers: 1. Emily Pugh 16:28, 4. Shandra Kirby 17:16, 5. Nikki Royer 17:25, 7. Kim Deakins 17:53, 9. Mary Pugh 18:15, 17. Emily Lutes 20:06, 21. Brit Hofmann 23:15.