Northview harriers sweep Panthers
Northview's boys cross country team picked up a 19-44 victory over Riverton Parke in their season opener.
The Northview Knights came through with a season opening dual sweep versus Riverton Parke in cross country Thursday evening.
The girls squad opened up with a 20-38 victory as Emily Pugh was the overall winner with a time of 17:20 while Hunter Reberger was the boys winner with his time of 19:05.
The boys squad won their meet by a 19-44 score as James Grounds crossed the line in third place overall with a time of 19:09, just edged out by Riverton Parke's J.D. Jukes who had an identical time.
Cam King was fourth overall with a time of 19:16 and Ryan Thompson rounded out the top five with his 19:23.
"I was pretty happy with our times," boys coach Jeff Gambill commented. "We ran pretty well tonight. Usually their is about a two minute drop in time from now until the end of the season and if that holds true again this year I think we'll have a pretty competitive team."
Logan Wegner finished sixth for the Knights with Kyle Colson, Jordan and Griffin Maurer in seventh and eighth and Drew White followed by T.J. Black.
For the girls, the results were nearly as dominating as the Knights placed six girls in the top 10, including the top two positions.
Pugh was the winner followed by teammate Kim Deakins in 18:17 and Hannah Hunter crossed the finish line in 20:24, good for fourth place.
Emilee Lutes was sixth in 20:50 and Melanie Pugh was seventh and Kayla Walton in ninth place. Kaylee Bennett was 11th overall.
The Knights will visit Spencer to run against conference foes Owen Valley and Brown County with Shakamak joining the fray on Tuesday evening at 5 p.m.
Girls Cross Country
Northview 20, Riverton Parke 38
1. Emily Pugh (Nv) 17:20, 2. Kim Deakins (Nv) 18:17, 3. Amy Shoemaker (RP) 18:51, 4. Hannah Hunter (Nv) 20:24, 5. Megan Partz (RP) 20:45, 6. Emilee Lutes (Nv) 20:50, 7. Melanie Pugh (Nv) 21:03, 8. Heather Chambers (RP) 21:28, 9. Kayla Walton (Nv) 22:05, 10. Jennifer Jeffers (RP) 23:16, 11. Kaylee Bennett (Nv) 25:17.
Boys Cross Country
Northview 19, Riverton Parke 44
1. Hunter Reberger (Nv) 19:05, 2. J.D. Jukes (RP) 19:09, 3. James Grounds (Nv) 19:09, 4. Cam King (Nv) 19:16, 5. Ryan Thompson (Nv) 19:23, 6. Logan Wegner (Nv) 20:06, 7. Kyle Colson (Nv) 21:05, 8. Jordan Maurer (Nv) 21:11, 9. Griffin Maurer (Nv) 21:12, 10. Drew White (Nv) 21:25, 11. T.J. Black (Nv) 22:28
Northview (1-0) at Owen Valley, Brown County, Shakamak on Tuesday