Penn runners, led by second-place Maddie Woods, took three of the top five positions as the Kingsmen shaded Mishawaka, 42-45, to win the South Bend Sectional girls cross country title Tuesday at Erskine Park.
Mishawaka’s Anna Rohrer was the individual champion by more than a minute at 17:33.
The top five teams and top 15 runners from sectionals advance to regionals.
South Bend Sectional
(At Erskine Park)
Team scores (top 5 to Elkhart Regional): Penn 42, Mishawaka 45, SB St. Joseph 104, SB Riley 109, SB Adams 115, Marian 119, Bremen 154. Incomplete — Glenn, LaVille, SB Clay, SB Washington.
Top 15 (all to Elkhart Regional): Anna Rohrer (Mish) 17:33.15, Maddie Woods (Penn) 18:36, Amanda Farrough (Clay) 18:57, Lauren Pottschmidt (Penn) 19:42, Jennifer Priebe (Penn) 19:43, Michaela Lewis (Ad) 19:55. Sara Slabaugh (Bre) 20:13,. Jessica Duvall (Mish) 20:16.32, Jackie Logsdon (Ri) 20:21, Toria Sullivan (Cl) 20:22, Camilla Holt (Mish) 20:19, Molly Clark (SJ) 20:34, Holly Wolfe (Mish) 20:47. Allyssa Marlow (Penn) 20:54. Megan Duvall (Mar) 20:55.
Next: Qualifiers to Elkhart Regional Saturday, 10 a.m.
West Noble Sectional
Team scores (top 5 to West Noble Regional): Fremont 64, East Noble 77, Angola 80, West Noble 81, DeKalb 86, Churubusco 168, Prairie Heights 195, Lakeland 198, Central Noble 219. Incomplete — Westview, Eastside.
Top 15 (all to West Noble Regional): Anna Aldrich (Fre) 18:33.03, Abigail Hostetler 19:13, Ericka Rinehart (Ang) 19:15, Krista McCormick (DeK) 19:18, Brittany Beard (Ang) 19:55, Alexia Zawadzke (EN) 20:06, Valeria Guzman (WN) 20:08, Katie Culler (Fre) 20:18, Cheryl Morris (EN) 20:23, Amairany Cruz (WN) 20:39, Courtney Casselman (EN) 20:44, Aspen Dirr (PH) 20:45.23, Caren Hernandez (DeK) 20:45.71, Kara McLaughlin (EN) 20:47, Makenna Cade (Fre) 20:51.
Top Westview runner: 36th, Sierra Weaver 22:55
Next: Qualifiers to West Noble Regional Saturday, 10:30 a.m.