CLINTON -- Northview junior Nic Yocom erased a bit of frustration from a year ago as he claimed a Western Indiana Conference championship on Saturday by winning the individual title in a time of 16:38.42. His finish helped the Northview boys place second behind Brown County, which won its fifth straight title.
For Yocom, the finish helped take the edge of a runner-up finish from last year when he finished just two seconds behind the Eagles' Alden Westcott, who took third this year. Edgewood's Matt Mast was a distant second to Yocom, finishing 13 seconds back. Ian Heffner also received all-conference honors with his ninth-place finish in 17:45.
Cam Trout placed 11th for the Knights followed by Travis Beil in 13th, Josh Johnson in 17th, Skyler Aguilar was 27th and Devon McCollum placed 28th.
The Northview girls came home with a third-place finish as a team, matching last year's result as Edgewood dethroned defending champion Brown County easily. The Mustangs were paced by Hannah Sears, who claimed the individual title over last year's winner, Brown County sophomore Rose Guingrich. Sears crossed the finish line with a time of 20:36 to win by 23 seconds. Overall, Edgewood placed three runners in the top-10 to claim the championship.
The Knights were led by Ashley Kidwell, who ran to fourth-place in 21:50 to earn all-conference honors along with teammate Emily Conrad (22:29) and Hannah Zadeii (ninth, 22:54). Leeanna Knight finished 25th for the Knights followed by Eileen Stinnett in 27th, Josie Stakeman in 28th and Meghan Pilman in 36th.
Next up for the Knights will be the Terre Haute North Sectional on Oct. 9.
Boys WIC Team Scores
Girls Team Scores
1. Edgewood 39, 2. Brown County 65, 3. Northview 72, 4. West Vigo 81, 5. Owen Valley 116, 6. Sullivan 136, 7. South Vermillion 136
Top Ten Individuals Boys
1. Yocom (NV) 16:38.42, 2. Mest (ED) 16:51.97, 3. Wescott (BC) 17:08.27, 4. Gossett (ED) 17:16.69, 5. Guingrich (BC) 17:26.68, 6. Sparks (OH) 17:40.07, 7. Phillips (ED) 17:42.51, 8. Ryan (BC) 17:43.30, 9. Heffner (NV) 17:45.02, 10. Roush (BC) 17:45.60
11. Trout 17:53.31, 13. Beil 18:23.18, 17. Johnson 18:41.26, 27. Aguilar 19:37.35, 28. McCollum 19:39.63
Top Ten Individual Girls
1. Sears (ED) 20:36.79, 2.Guingrich (BC) 20:59.72, 3. Ashba (ED) 21:35.03, 4. Kidwell (NV) 21:50.40, 5. Weller (ED) 21:58.23, 6. Wright (OV) 22:17.41, 7. Conrad (NV) 22:29.57, 8. Proctor (BC) 22:51.54, 9. Zadeii (NV) 22:54.96, 10. White (WV) 23.16.33
25. Knight 25:21.30, 27. Stinnett 25:23.83, 28. Stakemen 25:42.33, 36. Pilman 27:34.48