TERRE HAUTE -- The results were somewhat mixed for Northview's cross country teams at the Terre Haute South Early Bird Invitational on Saturday.
On one hand, the Northview girls were paced by a freshman, which bodes well for the future of the program, as the Knights finished seventh as a team.
The boys' team was also seventh in warm, humid conditions at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course.
Two state-ranked boys' teams competed on Saturday with No. 18 Perry Central placing fourth and No. 20 Heritage Christian placing fifth overall.
The Northview girls got a 23rd-place finish from freshman Alyssa Conrad in 22:58 followed by Casandra Barnett in 29th.
Running without injured senior Kylee Thacker, the Knights finished with 159 team points to place four points behind the host Braves.
Franklin Central, ranked 17th in the state, dominated with 20 points, paced by Jasmine Al-Anzi's time of 19:58. Allison Blanck finished second for Franklin Central.
Bloomington South won the boys' race with a score of 47, led by Andrew Buzzelli's 16:34. Martinsville was the runner-up with 58 points.
Northview's Allie True placed 33rd in 23:58 followed by Shelby Sands in 37th with a time of 24:20, Nicole Nelson in 42nd-place overall in 25:20 and Corey Laue in 44th in 25:37.
The Knights travel to Owen Valley on Tuesday to take on the Patriots, Brown County and Shakamak.
Saturday at Lavern Gibson Championship Course
GIRLS (5,000 meters)
Team scores -- Franklin Central 20, Bloomington South 44, Bloomington North 60, Perry Central 108, Martinsville 151, Terre Haute South 155, Northview 159.
Top 20 -- Jasmine Al-Anzi (FC) 19:58.3, Allison Blanck (FC) 20:18.4, Nicole Lucas (BS) 20:24.5, Karlene Ritchie (FC) 20:32.5, Dani Sullivan (FC) 20:37.1, Maggie Wagner (BN) 20:40.1, Carly Derhemer (BS) 20:42.7, Lizzie Adams (FC) 20:51.5, Erin Brown (BS) 20:56.5, Zoe Withered (BN) 20:59.9. Taylor Wheeler (BS) 21:10.5, Holly Biggs (BN) 21:26.5, Caitlin McCoy (BN) 21:32.7, Allie Hetrick (BS) 21:43.2, Brooke Bierhaus (BS) 21:47.4, Briana Crocket (PC) 21:54.8, Brittany Broyer (M) 21:55.3, Rachel Rayford (PC) 22:06.9, Sarah Lewis (BC) 22:26.9, Saehan Lenzen (BN) 22:28.9.
Northview finishers -- 23. Alyssa Conrad 22:58.6, 29. Casandra Barnett 23:41.1, 33. Allie True 23:58.6, 37. Shelby Sands 24:20.9, 42. Nicole Nelson 25:20.2, 44. Corey Laue 25:37.3.
Next -- Northview will compete Tuesday at Owen Valley against Brown County, Shakamak and the host Patriots.
BOYS (5,000 meters)
Team scores -- Bloomington South 47, Martinsville 58, Bloomington North 71, Perry Central 91, Heritage Christian 96, Terre Haute South 147, Northview 166.
Top 20 -- Andrew Buzzelli (BN) 16:34.9, Joe Holahan (BS) 16:50.1, Justin Chen (BS) 17:06.4, Jake Schwartz (PC) 17:12.3, Taylor Lowry (M) 17:15.5, Matt Astleford (M) 17:21.6, Clifford Marr (M) 17:23.2, Nick Thompson (HC) 17:23.8, Conor Strain (N) 17:27.5, Eric Scheiber (PC) 17:32.8. Jace Lowry (M) 17:36.7, Michael Dobson (BC) 17:39.2, Taylor Story (HC) 17:41.7, Jordan Gornall (BS) 17:42.8, John Wagner (BS) 17:51.9, Michael Staton (BS) 17:52.7, Steven Hosler (BN) 17:54.7, Patrick Carter (BN) 17:56.2, Dan Varns (BN) 17:57.3, Jeff Sparks (BN) 17:59.9.
Northview finishers -- 9. Strain 17:27.5, 33. James Trackwell 18:59.8, 37. Ryan Lutes 19:29.2, 44. Eli Kirby 19:45.6, 48. Tanner Brown 21:23.8, 49. E.C. Moody 22:45.9, 52. Ted Whittington 25:06.5.