The New Prairie boys’ cross country squad advanced to next Saturday’s regional race by placing 4th at sectional today.
Warm October weather resulted in slowed race times for the field. Competitors were challenged to stay mentally sharp and fight for places.
Josh Baltes paced the Cougars, placing 7th in 17:06. Ethan Walden continues to race strong after returning from injury, taking 14th place in 17:37. Dan Reshan was 24th in 18:04, Tristan Balmer 30th in 18:10, and Brenden Oden 33rd in 18:15 to score for the Cougars. Alex Cicero was 34th in 18:20, and Dan O’Laughlin 42nd in 19:01 to round out the New Prairie competitors.
Complete results from today’s race can be found at https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/17248.html.
New Prairie will compete at the IHSAA Regional race held at Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Saturday, October 17th.