More than 60 teams from Indiana and Kentucky converged on Brown County for the Eagle Classic Cross Country Invitational Saturday morning. Greensburg had athletes participate in five races throughout the today. Junior Brenner Hanna competed in the Elite Division of the girls’ competition. She passed 10 runners over the last mile of the race and ran a season best time of 18:39. That performance placed her 7th overall in a race that featured eight ranked teams from Indiana.
In the girls’ varsity race, the Lady Pirates earned 6th place out of 19 teams, and they had two medalists. Emily Mangels ran under 20:00 for the first time in 2019. She placed 3rd overall in 19:57. Liz Pavy took 10th in 20:41. Olivia Colson had her best race of the season. She ran 22:24 to finish 49th. Emma Wilmer also recorded a season best time. She crossed the line in 70th with a time of 23:06. Sophie Nobbe established a new personal best on Saturday. She placed 72nd in 23:12. Alyssa Willard continued her steady improvement throughout the 2019 season. She lowered her best time to 25:14 as she placed 108th. The Lady Pirates now have a record of 33-10 after five races.
The girls reserve team placed 13th out of the 15 teams. Sarah Santiago was the top finisher for the Lady Pirates. She ran a personal best of 25:36. Other runners for Greensburg included Molly Brandes (25:39), Kylee Simpson (26:37), Charlotte Anderson (27:34), and Sophie Taylor (28:15).