ELLETTSVILLE -- The Edgewood Mustangs couldn't quite repeat its 2008 sweep of the cross country titles at the Western Indiana Conference Meet on Saturday morning, but they certainly performed well.
The Brown County Eagles broke up the sweep by picking up the team win in the boys' meet, scoring 38 points to edge past the Mustangs' 42 points. West Vigo was third with 57 points, Northview scored 95, South Vermillion 140, Sullivan 177 and Owen Valley 178.
Northview was led by a fifth-place finish from Conor Strain in a time of 18:14 as Edgewood's Cole Reinhold won in 17:31.
In the girls' race, Rebecca Jacobs won her second straight WIC title with a time of 21:27, which was more than a minute ahead of second-place Sarah Lewis of Brown County. Northview's Alyssa Conrad was third in 22:45.
The Mustangs dominated the team scoring in a meet where only four teams had enough runners to count as a team. The Mustangs scored 21 points to beat out the Knights' 55. The conference title was the sixth for Edgewood.
In the junior high meet, North Clay's boys won the first WIC Championship for the program, tallying 39 points to beat Owen Valley's score of 51. Edgewood was close behind in third followed by South Vermillion and Brown County.
Nic Yocom was the overall winner in a time of 10:01 with Ian Heffner in third-place in 10:50. Travis Beil placed ninth in 12:07 and Brendan Morris was 12th in 12:29, Cam Trout in 14th, Josua Johnson was 23rd and Gaidj Evans was 31st.
The eighth-graders in this group, Yocom, Heffner, Beil and Morris will be of great benefit to the Northview program as they continue to progress.
In the girls' meet, North Clay was still shorthanded as Kaysia Reberger missed the meet due to injury and both Leeanna Knight and Olivia Howald ran at less than 100 percent due to illness. Edgewood ran to the team title with 48 points as Owen Valley took second with 63, South Vermillion had 68, North Clay 75, Brown County and Sullivan wrapped up the field.
Emily Conrad won the meet with a time of 13:23 with Allie Dupin in second-place in 13:30. Knight placed 20th in 15:39, Brittany Fagg took 24th in 15:58 and Howald was 28th in 16:20.
"We had beat all the conference teams earlier in the season when the team was healthy," coach Chris Walker commented. "It is unfortunate because the girls had worked hard since the beginning of June. Leeanna and Olivia will be good next year (in high school) because they are very hard workers."
The Northview boys and girls will head into the IHSAA postseason on Oct. 13 with the sectional held at The LaVern Gibson Complex.
Boys team results
Brown County 38, Edgewood 42, West Vigo 57, Northview 95, South Vermillion 140, Sullivan 177, Owen Valley 178
1. Cole Reinhold, E, 17:31.09; 2. Mike Dobson, BC, 17:35.85; 3. Andrew Kump, WV, 17:48.45; 4. Dylan Allen, BC, 17:55.43; 5. Conor Strain, N, 18:14.55; 6. Caleb Goss, E, 18:21.50; 7. Kaleb Blair, WV, 18:26.81; 8. Justin Sherwood, E, 18:30.44; 9. Josh Burton, BC, 18:32.32; 10. Mike Mest, E, 18:34.89
Other Northview: 18. Tanner Brown, 20:10, 21. Ryan South, 20:32, 24. Kyle Yocom, 21:00, 27. Patrick Durcholz, 21:13, 39. Christian Swan, 23:46, 40. Tim Stewart, 23:49
Girls team results
Edgewood 21, Northview 55, West Vigo 81, Sullivan 82, Brown County (Inc.), Owen Valley (Inc.), South Vermillion (Inc.)
1. Rebecca Jacobs, E, 21:27.91; 2. Sarah Lewis, BC, 22:30.77; 3. Alyssa Conrad, N, 22:45.30; 4. ManDy Kelly, SV, 22:58.14; 5. Leah Fiegle, E, 23:00.29; 6. Kayla Hackman, E, 23:02.03; 7. Danielle Matsel, OV, 23:10.48; 8. Sarah Hudson, WV, 23:18.85; 9. Emily Craig, E, 23:24.16; 10. Holly Wampler, E, 23:34.02. Other Edgewood: 11. Mikayla Goen, 23:53.55; 17. Taylor Young, 25:18.54.
Other Northview: 13. Shelby Sands, 24:31, 15. Corey Laue, 24:52, 16. Nicole Nelson, 25:09, 24. Tori Rohrabaugh, 27:28, 26. Meeghan Pilman, 27:29, 27. Eileen Stinnett, 27:33