- Emily Pugh earns WIC conference title
The Northview girls cross-country team dominated the Western Indiana Conference meet lead by meet winner Emily Pugh.
The Knights won the meet with 29 points to second place Owen Valley's 82 points followed by Brown County, West Vigo, Sullivan, Edgewood and South Vermillion.
The Northview boys squad was unable to fend off a talented Edgewood team on Saturday as the Mustangs won the team title with 25 points to the Knight's second place total of 54.
Edgewood took the top two spots in the boys race with Justin Scherb of Northview in third and Josh Timm in fourth.
Pugh was the top finisher in the girls race with her time of 16:26 which was 24 seconds better than Brown County's Jenny Kulow. The Northview junior was followed by teammate Shandra Kirby who placed third and Mary Pugh who took fourth place overall. Nikki Royer crossed the line in eighth place for the Knights and Kim Deakins rounded out the scoring for Northview with her 13th place finish. Emilee Lutes was 20th and Brit Hoffman was 32nd.
For the Northview boys, Justin Scherb recorded a time of 17:47 to take third behind Edgewood's Alex Holbrook (17:31) and Paul Weakley (17:36). Josh Timm was fourth in 17:49 and Cam King placed 14th with Matt Brand close behind in 15th place. Jarrod Reece was 18th with Ryan Thompson in 24th and Hunter Reberger in 26th.
The Knights will now focus on the Terre Haute North Sectional a week from Tuesday at the Bird-Gibson Complex beginning at 5 p.m.
Western Indiana Conference Cross-country Championships
At Brown County
Boys Team Scores: Edgewood 25, Northview 54, Brown County 66, West Vigo 119, Sullivan 123, South Vermillion 165, Owen Vally Inc.
1. Alex Holbrook (EW) 17:31, 2. Paul Weakley (EW) 17:36, 3. Justin Scherb (NV) 17:47, 4. Josh Timm (NV) 17:49, 5. Justin Lynn (EW) 17:50, 6. Josiah Garvey (BC) 17:53, 7. Matt DuPre (S) 18:04, 8. Skylar Sorokoty (EW) 18:05, 9. Dan Lindsey (EW) 18:09, 10. Ross Riggs (EW) 18:11.
Other Northview: 14. Cam King 18:36, 15. Matt Brand 18:43, 18. Jarrod Reece 18:54, 24. Ryan Thompson 19:29, 26. Hunter Reberger 19:42
Girls Team Scores: Northview 29, Owen Valley 82, Brown County 84, West Vigo 85, Sullivan 127, Edgewood 128, South Vermillion 152.
1. Emily Pugh (NV) 16:26, 2. Jenny Kulow (BC) 16:50, 3. Shandra Kirby (NV) 16:57, 4. Mary Pugh (NV) 17:08, 5. Oliva Umphries (WV) 17:11, 6. Michelle Heck (OV) 17:12, 7. Julia Costello (SV) 17:17, 8. Nikki Royer (NV) 17:18, 9. Erica Moore (S) 17:21, 10. Stephanie Clouser (OV) 17:22.
Other Northview: 13. Kim Deakins 18:04, 20. Emilee Lutes 19:42, 32. Brit Hoffman 21:08.
Boys Reserve Race
Brown County 15, Edgewood 30, West Vigo 38, Northview Inc. Sullivan Inc.
Winner: Justin Kendrick (EW) 19:09.
Northview: 2. Nick Colwell 20:06, 6. Kyle Colson 20:39, 12. Drew White 21:46.