Girls Varsity Cross Country · Girls Finish 2nd at EIAC

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Greensburg High School 2nd 61

The Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference (EIAC) held its conference cross country meet Saturday morning at Batesville. The host Bulldogs won the team title in the girls’ race edging Greensburg 55-61 for the championship. After the second place finish, the Lady Pirates now have a record of 30-16 with one meet remaining in the regular season. Brenner Hanna defended her individual title and was named conference MVP for her victory. The Pirate sophomore set the course record and established a new school record running 18:35 for 5 km.
Freshman Emily Mangels broke the 20:00 barrier for the first time ever and was also all-conference. She placed 4th overall in 19:51. That time moved Emily into the top five in school history. Liz Pavy earned all-EIAC honors for the second year in a row. Liz came in 9th place with a personal best time of 20:34. Olivia Colson and Mollie Pumphrey lowered their season best times on Saturday. Colson took 22nd in 21:33 while Pumphrey crossed the finish line in 21:54. Emma Wilmer came in 31st with a time of 23:00. That performance moved her into the top 25 in school history. Sophie Nobbe also set a new personal best at the conference meet. She placed 37th in 23:32.
In the girls’ reserve race, freshman Kayla Haycock led the Lady Pirates. She was the runner up in a personal best time of 23:19. Kayla’s performance moved her into the all-time top 25 at Greensburg. Molly Brandes ran under 24 minutes for the first time in 2018. She crossed the finish line in 23:58 for 3rd place. Senior Morgan Winkler had her fastest time of the season. She was 6th overall in 25:04. Freshman Sophie Taylor came in next in 7th place. Taylor lowered her best time by over 2 minutes finishing in 25:17. Charlotte Anderson earned 10th place in 26:29, her best race of 2018. Freshmen Mallory Gaddis and Sarah Santiago set new personal bests Saturday morning. Mallory was 13th in 27:01, and Sarah placed 14th in 27:24. Sarah’s time was her best ever by over 3:00.