Brownstown runners place third, sixth in conference cross-country


Tribune photo by Arv Koontz/ Brownstown Central junior Brielle Schumpe, far left, leads junior Jacqueline Ollo, center, and junior Kaitlin McPike during Tuesday's Mid-Southern Conference meet. They helped the Braves place third.

Tribune photo by Arv Koontz/ Brownstown Central junior Ryan Franklin led the Braves in Tuesday's Mid-Southern Conference meet by placing 15th. The team finished sixth.


Three Brownstown Central girls placed among the top 14 on Tuesday to help the Braves finish third in the Mid-Southern Conference cross-country meet.

Silver Creek edged North Harrison 46-55 for the title, and Brownstown had 67 points.

Ryan Franklin was the top finisher for the Brownstown boys, finishing 15th to help the Braves score 129 points and finish sixth. North Harrison edged Silver Creek 44-45 for the title, and Salem was third with 96.

Girls coach Maria Weigel said she was pleased with the girls.

“We did really well,” she said. “Kari Brown had a personal best on the year. Miriah (Lasher) ran a personal best, and so did Brielle (Schumpe). Our top three ran really good times, and our places were about where we expected, so it was a really good day.”

Brown was 11th in 22:28, Schumpe was 12th in 22:44 and Lasher was 14th in 22:54. Rounding out the top five for the Braves were Kaitlin McPike, 20th in 23:10, and Jacqueline Ollo, 23rd in 23:34.

“The course was a little wet but not too bad, and the girls did what they had to do,” Weigel said. “We keep dropping times throughout the season, so I couldn’t ask for anything else.”

Ashton Bosler of North Harrison was the individual winner in 19:20, and she was the only runner to break 20 minutes.

The Brownstown teams competed on this course on Sept. 25 in the Silver Creek Invitational.

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