Owls sweep invitational

Tribune staff reports

Seymour’s boys cross-country team won its fourth straight Batesville Invitational title Tuesday, while the girls made it a sweep and won their first title there.

Zoey Johnson led the girls by winning the meet in 18:59, while Madison Hays was sixth in 20:50, and Alicia Pollert was seventh in 21:18. Seymour scored 49 points to win the 12-team meet, and Batesville was second with 69.

“It was good to see Zoey run under 19 (minutes) again,” girls coach Spencer Sunbury said. “We’ve been working on going out strong in races, and I think everybody did that. We’re still seeing good times.”

The boys easily won the 11-team meet with 39 points. Jack Tormoehlen finished second in 17:16, while Connersville’s Matthew Hill won in 16:42. The Owls’ Ian Hensen was fifth in 17:16, and Daniel Hauersperger was eighth in 17:40.

“We ran in the rain, and it was a little bit muddy, so the times were just a hair slow, but overall, we had five guys under 18 minutes, which is good for us,” boys coach Randy Fife said.

Other highlights were Seymour’s Mitch McCoy winning the junior varsity boys race and Maria Garcia winning the JV girls race.

Seymour will now prepare for Saturday’s Hoosier Hills Conference meet at Jennings County.

New Washington Invitational

Trinity Lutheran and Crothersville were among the teams in the New Washington Invitational.

In the girls meet, Trinity placed third out of six teams with 58 points, and Crothersville was sixth with 132 points. Erika Horton led Trinity with a fourth-place finish in 22:31, and Lea Grissmer was 18th in 24:26 to lead Crothersville. Crothersville coach Carl Bowman said Chandler Nehrt was the only girl to post a personal-record time, finishing in 25:42.

In the boys meet, Trinity was seventh out of nine teams with 152 points, while Crothersville was ninth with 201. Micah Mains had a PR of 19:25 and placed 19th for Crothersville, and Evan Doyle, Evan Petty, Jacob Davidson and Brian Money also had PRs. Trinity’s results were not available by press time.

Trinity’s next meet is Thursday’s Eastern Invitational at Pekin, and Crothersville is off until Tuesday’s Southern Athletic Conference meet at Lanesville.

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