South Dearborn hosted for the IHSAA Cross Country Sectional on Saturday morning. The Greensburg Pirates raced on the Moores Hill course for the third time this season with both teams qualifying for the regional meet next week.
The Greensburg girls’ cross team finished runner up to Batesville at sectional on Saturday. Brenner Hanna took the lead early in the race and won with a time of 18:27. That was Hanna’s third consecutive sectional title, and she broke the school record for the second meet in a row. Junior Liz Pavy finished under 20:00 for the first time in her career. Pavy earned all-sectional honors for the third year placing 4th overall in 19:55. Emily Mangels was also all-sectional as she crossed the finish line 6th with a time of 20:20.
Sophomore Sophie Nobbe had the best race of her career and now ranks in the top 20 in school history. She lowered her fastest time ever for 5 km by over a minute. Nobbe ran 21:39 and finished 18th to earn all-sectional recognition. Olivia Colson recorded her best time of the 2019. She crossed the finish line in 22:15 for 24th place. Senior Charlotte Anderson also had her best time of the season. She was 43rd in 25:21. Sarah Santiago took 45th in 25:37. The teams travel to Franklin High School next week for the regional meet. The boys’ race starts at 10:30 am, and the girls’ competition will begin at 11:15.