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Written By Ink Free News / Sports on Sunday, November 3, 2019

Warsaw’s Jacob Kissling capped his cross country season with an 84th place time of 16:47 at the IHSAA State Finals. (File photo by Mike Deak)


The cross country state finals came to a close Saturday in Terre Haute at the IHSAA State Finals. With its conclusion was the final run from Warsaw’s Jacob Kissling, who represented the Tigers with a 16:47.0 to place 84th overall. Six runners crossed the line within a second either way of Kissling in what was a tight race overall.

Fort Wayne Concordia won the boys team title with 93 points, staying clear of Carmel’s 112 points in the Greyhounds’ runner-up performance. West Noble was 21st, closely followed by New Prairie and Columbia City in the 25-team grid.

Gabriel Sanchez of Lowell was the boys individual champion with a time of 15:28. The top area time was Goshen’s Drew Hogan, who ran a 16:17 to place 27th.

Fort Wayne Carroll made it two-for-two for the Summit City in championships with 101 points, well ahead of Zionsville’s 143 points. Northridge was 16th as the lone area team in the 25-team field.

Erin Strzelecki of Fort Wayne Dwenger won the girls title with a stop of 17:22. Haylie Hile of Northridge had the top area time with an 18:55, taking 27th overall.


Class 1-A
Girls: Park Tudor 2, Lafayette Central Catholic 1
Boys: Argos 2, Indianapolis Lutheran 1

Class 2-A
Girls: Evansville Mater Dei 2, Fort Wayne Dwenger 0
Boys: Evansville Memorial 2, St. Joe 1

Class 3-A
Girls: Noblesville 1, Carmel 0
Boys: Zionsville 3, Lake Central 1


Class 1-A
Cowan 3, Morgan Township 0
Trinity Lutheran 3, Bloomfield 0
Championship: Cowan v. Trinity Lutheran

Class 2-A
Wapahani 3, Fairfield 0
Heritage Christian 3, Barr-Reeve 0
Championship: Wapahani v. Heritage Christian

Class 3-A
Bellmont 3, New Prairie 1
Brownstown Central 3, Evansville Memorial 0
Championship: Bellmont v. Brownstown Central

Class 4-A
Hamilton Southeastern 3, Crown Point 0
New Castle 3, Center Grove 1
Championship: Hamilton Southeastern v. New Castle

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