On Saturday, September 29, the New Castle Girls & Boys Cross Country Teams competed in the Hoosier Heritage Conference meet hosted by Delta and held at the Muncie Sportsplex. With temperatures in the low to mid fifty degree range the weather conditions were conducive to racing, however, due to heavy rains after last week’s meet the course was a bit soft and slower for most competitors. New Palestine won both the girls and boys team competitions.
The Trojan girls team has not had enough athletes to field a complete team in order to compete in team scoring this season and Saturday was no exception. Five runners are required to score as a team and NC had three. All three NC girls struggled during the race with finishing times 2 to 3 minutes slower than the previous week. Freshman Lily Saunders lead the team by placing 44th in a time of 24:56. Senior Grace Lewis followed in 45th place in a time of 25:19. After the race both Saunders and Lewis stated they experienced severe pains in their shins during the race which made it difficult for them to compete at the level as they had the previous week. Senior Cheyanne Lazzell rounded out the girls team. Lazzell was visibly struggling with a tight lower back throughout the race finished 50th in a time of 32:57.
The teams race again next Saturday, October 6 in tournament competition at the Sectional meet hosted at Connersville High School.
HHC Meet results can be found at the following web links:
Women’s Varsity Race Results:
Complete Meet Results: