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Knights and Eels run at West Vigo

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Clay City's Parker Modesitt placed third at West Vigo.
Staff Report

TERRE HAUTE -- Northview's girls' cross country team claimed the team win at West Vigo in a three-way meet against the Vikings and Clay City on Tuesday night.

Neither the Eels or Vikings had enough runners to garner a team score in the meet.

The boys' individual race was won by Northview's Conor Strain in 17:01 as the host Vikings won the team banner with 37 points to edge the Knights' 42. Clay City took third with 47.

The Vikings took the top-two spots in the girls race as Sarah Hudson won in 22:32 to edge her teammate, Brittaney Solomon's 23:07.

Alyssa Conrad and Allie True each crossed the line in 23:37 for the next two spots as Casandra Barnett cruised in five seconds later in fifth-place. Shelby Sands placed sixth in 24:03 with Nicole Nelson in seventh with a time of 24:11. Corey Laue took ninth in 24:29 and Clay City's lone runner, Tiffani Goodman, placed 10th in 26:48.

Strain led the way in the boys' race, but it was West Vigo placing four runners in the top-10, that won the meet for the Vikings.

Parker Modesitt led Clay City with a third-place in 17:26 followed by Northview's Ryan Lutes in fourth-place with a time of 17:31. The Eels' senior, Braxton Griffith, was sixth in 17:40. His teammate, Jessie Vansickle, placed seventh in 17:52.

Eli Kirby wrapped up the top-10 runners from Clay County with his ninth-place finish in 18:13.

The Knights are scheduled to run in the Culver Invite on Saturday at 9 a.m. while Clay City travels to the Shakamak Invite at 9 a.m.

Boys team scores

West Vigo 37, Northview 42, Clay City 47

Top-10 Individuals

1. Conor Strain (Nv) 17:01, 2. Andrew Kumpf (WV) 17:19, 3. Parker Modesitt (CC) 17:26, 4. Ryan Lutes (Nv) 17:31, 5. Caleb Blair (WV) 17:35, 6. Braxton Griffith (CC) 17:40, 7. Jessie Vansickle (CC) 17:52, 8. Austin Deal (WV) 18:11, 9. Eli Kirby (Nv) 18:13, 10. Jack Sanders (WV) 18:24

Other Northview: 11. James Trackwell, 18:32, 18. Kyle Yocom, 19:38, 19. EC Moody, 19:44, 20. Tanner Brown, 19:51, 23. Ryan South, 21:27, 26. Christian Swan, 22:15

Other Clay City: 15. Ben Denker, 19:31, 17. Conner Modesitt, 19:35, 21. DJ Newton, 20:12, 22. Austin Sinders, 20:25, 25. Colt LaVoine, 21:46, 27. Landry Moss, 23:56, 28. Ethan Shaw, 24:47

Girls team scores

Northview 25, West Vigo (no score), Clay City (no score)

Top-11 Individuals

1. Sarah Hudson (WV) 22:32, 2. Brittany Soloman (WV) 23:07, 3. Alyssa Conrad (Nv) 23:37, 4. Allie True (Nv) 23:37, 5. Casandra Barnett (Nv) 23:42, 6. Shelby Sands (Nv) 24:03, 7. Nicole Nelson (Nv) 24:11, 8. Ariel Bose (WV) 24:27, 9. Corey Laue (Nv) 24:29, 10. Tiffani Goodman (CC) 26:48, 11. Desiree Marion (WV) 34:43

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