Winamac’s girls and boys cross country teams each recorded a fifth-place finish at the Culver Academies Regional Saturday to advance to the semistate as a team.
The New Prairie Semistate will be held next Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. EST.
Winamac placed fifth with 139 points. Logansport placed seventh out of 10 teams with 185.
Warsaw won with 20 points followed by a top four of Western (78), Kokomo (96) and Rochester (114). Warsaw senior Ellis Coon was the regional champion with a time of 16:17.
Winamac’s top five finishers were all freshmen or sophomores. Sophomore Zen Zupin led the way with a 10th place finish in 16:58, followed by sophomore Kyle Collins (11th, 17:00), sophomore Derek Dotlich (39th, 18:00), freshman Braden Tankersley (52nd, 18:20) and freshman Joe Vontobel (60th, 18:28).
This year the top 10 finishers on non-advancing teams advance to the semistate.
Caston junior Seth Cousins advanced with a 13th place finish in 17:07. Logansport sophomore Jacob Graf advanced an 18th place finish in 17:18. Carroll senior Cameron Conn placed 29th in 17:47 to advance.
Also competing for Logansport were Alex Calisto (34th, 17:51), Kyle Jordan (55th, 18:23), Orlando Toloza (58th, 18:26) and Kenny Echols (64th, 18:44).
Pioneer’s Dylan Bice placed 37th in 17:54 and Jacob Van Horn was 72nd in 19:14.
Cass’ Cail Brown placed 57th in 18:25.
Carroll’s Patrick Lewis was 38th in 17:59.
Caston’s Dalton Daily placed 68th in 19:07 and Darin Chew was 76th in 19:22.
Winamac placed fifth with 127 points.
Warsaw won with 57 points, followed by a top four of Eastern (74), Rochester (94) and Western (111).
Freshman Claire Collins paced Winamac with a 10th place finish in 20:01, followed by sophomore Jayden Scott (25th, 21:06), sophomore Kial Beach (32nd, 21:21) and freshman Lilly Linch (45th, 21:52).
Caston freshman Adrianna Dague advanced with an eighth place finish in 19:57. Cass senior Gabi Carney advanced with a 22nd place finish in 20:54.
Cass junior Haley Johnson placed 33rd in 21:16.
Carroll junior Shari Bowers placed 46th in 21:59.
Pioneer freshman Haley McWherter placed 51st in 22:08.
Logansport junior Maddie Zartman placed 60th in 22:45 and senior Megan Martin was 61st in 22:49.
Caston junior Jenna Showley placed 66th in 23:10.
Benton Central Tourney
Delphi went 1-2 in the tournament. The Oracles defeated Seeger 25-22, 25-23, but they lost to Benton Central 22-25, 25-19, 25-20 and South Newton 25-21, 25-22.
In the Seeger win, Delphi was led by Morgan Crowel with 14 assists and nine digs. Emma Carpenter added six kills and five digs. Regan Lynde came up with seven serve receptions and four assists. Olivia Bieghler contributed with six serve receptions and three aces. Hunter Hart had six kills. Myka Roth came up with six digs, and Faith Maxwell had six serve receptions.
Crowel led Delphi with 25 assists and 17 digs in the loss to Bent Central. Carpenter had 16 serve receptions and 13 digs. Lynde contributed with 14 serve receptions and five aces. Roth came up with 13 serve receptions and eight kills. Hart had 13 kills and Bailey Gasser came up with five kills.
In the South Newton loss, Maxwell led with 14 serve receptions and five digs. Carpenter added eight kills and five digs. Roth contributed with eight kills and two blocks. Crowel came up with 18 assists. Bieghler added 11 serve receptions. Hart had nine kills, and Lynde had four digs.
Tipton 3, Carroll 0
Carroll hosted Tipton Saturday morning losing in three, 25-14, 29-27, 25-13.
Lauren Worl hit .250 with nine kills and Bailey Worl hit .153 with 12 kills for the Cougars. Libby Eller posted 20 digs and Elizabeth Eurit had six aces.
The Cougars are now 11-16 on the season with one more regular season game with Faith Christian on Tuesday at 6 p.m.