TERRE HAUTE -- Tuesday's oppressive heat and humidity made for less than optimal conditions for cross country competition. However, the Northview girls made the most of the day in claiming a three-way team victory over Terre Haute South and North Central.
The Knights were able to break up South's pack with their top-four runners, taking fourth through seventh-place to score a 33 to 43 win over the Braves with the T-Birds in third with 54 points.
North Central took the top two spots as Brandi West won the meet in 22:51 followed by Shelby Higginbottom in 23:00. The Braves' Lauren Prickel took third, but the Knights grabbed the next four spots led by senior Allie True's 23:20.45. Casandra Barnett was hot on her heels in 23:20.71. Sophomore Nicole Nelson crossed shortly afterwards in 23:49 followed by junior Shelby Sands in 23:56.
The Braves then sent three consecutive runners across the finish line to give both the Knights and South four scored runners. The final scoring runner to cross the line for the Knights was Alyssa Conrad, claiming 11th-place to give Northview 33 points. Northview junior Corey Laue finished 12th in 25:19 before the Braves' Caitlin Fears completed the team's scoring with her 13th.
The Knights compete Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Complex beginning at 9 a.m.
At T.H. South
Team results: Northview 33, T.H. South 43, North Central 54
1. Brandi West (NC) 22:51, 2. Shelby Higginbottom (NC) 23:00, 3. Lauren Prickel (THS) 23:08, 4. Allie True (Nv) 23:20, 5. Casandra Barnett (Nv) 23:20, 6. Nicole Nelson (Nv) 23:49, 7. Shelby Sands (Nv) 23:56, 8. Brianne Steppe (THS) 23:59, 9. Jen Samson (THS) 24:03, 10. Katie Mullican (THS) 24:13, 11. Alyssa Conrad (Nv) 24:49, 12. Corey Laue (Nv) 25:19, 13. Caitlin Fears (THS) 25:31, 14. Ally Vaeth (THS) 25:44, 15. Ally Vaeth (THS) 25:44