Saturday, August 26, 2017
The Greensburg Cross-Country teams travelled to Rushville Saturday morning to compete in the Division II races at the Lionsâ 36th Annual Invitational. The Lady Pirates won the team championship placing four finishers in the top 16. Senior Cathy Newhart broke 20:00 for the first time this season to lead Greensburg to the win. She earned 4th place overall in a time of 19:49.
The next five runners for Greensburg were freshmen. Brenner Hanna was 6th and established a new personal best time of 20:07. That performance moved Brenner to the 4th fastest time ever at GCHS. Mollie Pumphrey had her best race of the season. She took 7th place in 20:41. Molllieâs best time for 5 km now ranks 7th in school history. Liz Pavy placed 16th overall in a time of 21:14. Olivia Colson lowered her personal best by over a minute. She finished 36th in 22:46. Cheaney Jones also recorded a PR on Saturday. She broke the 25:00 barrier for the first time running 24:56 for 76th place. Sophomore Molly Brandes ran a season best time of 25:59 and placed 85th. The girlsâ improved their record to 21-0 after three meets.
Greensburg had three runners in the open race at Rushville on Saturday. Freshman Hilary Ernstes was the 3rd in the girlsâ race. She had her best time of the season by over 1:00 and finished in a time of 22:41. Charlotte Anderson also established a new personal best at Rushville. She was under 24 minutes for the first placing 11th in 23:59. Junior Savannah Kiefer completed in her first race of the season and finished in 28:21.
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