Lady Tigers Cross Country Open Strong

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Written By TSN Staff on Monday, August 20, 2012

The Warsaw Lady Tigers opened their season in impressive fashion on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Huntington Invitational. Warsaw finished with its best team finish ever by finishing second behind #2 Carroll and in front of perennial powerhouses Homestead and Huntington North.

Leading the way for the Lady Tigers was first-place finisher Ashley Erba who broke the course record by running 17:30 over the 5K course, besting her own record from 2011 by an astounding 64 seconds. Completing the Varsity line up was first-time runner and senior Sarah Ray finishing 8th (19:22-the 5th fastest time for a Warsaw runner), Hannah Dawson (23rd- 20:45), Madeline Hooks (26th- 20:57), Emma Hayward (28th- 20:59), Tayler Mylin (53rd- 22:28) and Emily Stouder (54th- 22:32).

Varsity Team Scores:
1. Carroll...38 pts
2. WARSAW...86
3. Homestead...117
4. Huntington North...122
5. Fremont...165
6. Leo...195
7. East Noble...195
8. DeKalb...202
9. Norwell...213
10. Columbia City...233
11. Oak Hill...272
12. FW South Side...312
13. Churubusco...327
14. Lafayette Jeff...399
15. Kokomo...446
16. West Noble...Incomplete

In the Junior Varsity race, Warsaw finished strong in third place, led by Tennie Worrell (5th- 21:54), Hannah Thompson (14th- 22:35), Cynthia Yoder (17th- 22:46), Brooke Rhodes (22nd- 22:56), Kara Millington (25th- 23:15), Claire Kehler (26th- 23:23), and Kendra Paton (27th- 23:26).

Other JV finishers included: Jackie Ferguson (31st- 23:46), Audra Harman (37th- 24:08), Alexis Himes (42nd- 24:17), Alexis Winters (47th- 24:35), Courtney Etchison (58th- 26:02), Mariah Harter (63rd- 26:39), Emma Lehman (70th- 28:03) and Nicole Brackett (79th- 29:37).

Junior Varsity Team Scores:
1. Carroll...26 pts
2. Huntington North...47
83. WARSAW...83
4. Homestead...92
5. West Noble...119
6. DeKalb...164
6 more teams with incomplete scores

On the day, 15 of 22 Lady Tigers ran lifetime best times in the first meet of the season!

Next up for Warsaw is the DeKalb Baron Classic on Saturday, Aug. 25 and then their own Warsaw Classic on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 5:00p @ Miller Field.

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