Tigers host cross-country tri-meet


For The Tribune


Crothersville’s Lane Wienhorst and Kaylyn Holman set the pace during Tuesday’s home cross-country meet against New Washington and Southwestern (Hanover) afternoon.

Wienhorst easily won the boys race in 19 minutes while teammate David Rose was third at 19:13.

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They were the only two boys to compete for the Tigers.

New Washington defeated Southwestern 23-34 for the team title.

Holman easily won the girls’ race with a time of 21:33. Her teammate, Grace Wilson, was second at 24:20, Piper Hensley was fourth at 26:30, and Ella Plasse finished eighth for the Tigers in 27:09.

None of the schools had enough runners (five) for team scores.

The Tigers’ times were slower than what they turned in Saturday at Salem, and coach Carl Bowman said that may have been caused by the heat and a delay for the start of the race (waiting on the starter).

“David and Lane ran in the 18s on Saturday, and real low 19s today, so I think that probably would make the difference,” he said. “David and Lane, with only the two boys running, as long as they can stay in contention for stuff, we’re satisfied with that and their times are going down. They’ve switched. David was one and Lane two at Salem, now Lane is one and David is two. They’re good competition for each other.”

Bowman also complimented the girls’ performances.

“For the girls, Ella was probably the closest to what she ran Saturday,” he said. “She was just a little bit over that. With everything considered, the wait and everything, I’m glad it went the way it did. I’m glad for the places we got. Times, meet-to-meet are going to change.

“The (girls’) placings — 1, 2, 3, 4 — is pretty well set. When it comes down to it, if we need to talk to somebody to run a little harder if need be in a race they’ll do it.”

Bowman said three other high school girls have expressed interest in joining the team, and he hopes those three will be able to compete in early September.

“The one girl will be ready next week,” he said. “It will be interesting. I think I can tell her, ‘Find this other school’s color uniform and run with them as much as you can. If you figure they’re not running fast enough for you, then pass them.’ They’re working pretty hard.’ ’’

The Tigers will host Shawe Memorial on Thursday.

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