Monroe Central’s girls cross country team made history Saturday morning as they qualified for their first-ever trip to the semi-state.
Yorktown won the team title with 43 points, while the other four schools advancing include Pendleton Heights with 68 points, Delta with 114, Mt. Vernon with 119, and Monroe Central with 127 points.
Rounding out the schools who competed were Randolph Southern in 6th place with 144 points, Lapel in 7th at 152 points, Muncie Burris 8th at 172 points, and Frankton at 181.
Pendleton Heights senior Christina Magers won the race in 19:26 ahead of runner-up senior Emma Keesling from Randolph Southern who had a time of 19:39.
Not too far off the winning pace was the Lady Bears top finisher, senior Aubrey Norris who came in 5th in 20:28. It will be Norris’ 4th trip to the semi-state level of competition
Sophomore Gabby Beckham was 29th, sophomore Hannah Bolton was 31st, junior Adriahn Hindsley was 53rd, sophomore Saij Sampley was 67th, freshman Emma Formanek was 79th, and junior Madyson Davis was 80th.
Joining the top 5 from Delta at the New Haven semi-state will be Penn, Northridge, Mishawaka Marian, South Bend Adams, Concord, FW Carroll, Homestead, FW Dwenger, Concordia Lutheran, East Noble, Oak Hill, Huntington North, South Adams, FW Luers, and Norwell.
The semi-state will be at the IPFW complex and the girls race will start at 1:45 p.m.