Led by Daniel Feltis’ winning time of 16:32.9, Lafayette Jeff celebrated its return to the North Central Conference by capturing the boys cross country championship Saturday.
Shane Shipley, Clayton Slake, Zach Vandievier and Leo Bernier also finished in the top 12 to claim All-NCC honors. The Bronchos’ Dave Howell was named coach of the year.
Lafayette Jeff scored 31 points to runner-up McCutcheon’s 88. The Mavericks received all-conference efforts from fifth-place Adam Fields and sixth-place Justin Berryman. Harrison made it a Tippecanoe County sweep of the top three, led by Charlie Brinkerhoff’s All-NCC run of 17:11.7, good for 10th place.
In the girls race, Harrison was runner-up to Huntington North 22-69, led by Erin Dark’s fourth-place run of 20:18.2. McCutcheon was third with 86 points thanks to Shalynn Newkirk and Katelynn Hanback finishing 11-12. Lafayette Jeff was sixth, led by Cecily Cavenaugh’s 19th-place run of 21:55.
The second-ranked West Lafayette boys and the 10th-ranked Red Devil girls once again swept the league titles.
Travis Shinsky and Andrius Kriauciunas finished 2-3 for WL, which didn’t run its full varsity lineup. Benton Central’s Akis Medrano won the individual title in 16:46.63.
Lauren and Kristen Johnson’s 1-2 finish in the girls race paced five Red Devils in the top 10.
Behind the 2-3 finish of twins Hana and Haley Heide, North Montgomery defended its girls championship by outpointing Frankfort 34-82.
Madison Pinkard and Courtney Clark also recorded top-11 finishes for the Chargers. Crawfordsville freshman Maddy Hurt won in 21:22.
Danville captured the boys title with 48 points, 19 more than Southmont. Frankfort senior Cody Bray was the overall champion with a time of 17:11.