CGA's Neer wins state
TERRE HAUTE — Culver Girls Academy’s Waverly Neer edged out Bloomington South’s Nicole Lucas by .7 of a second to win the 30th annual Girls State Cross Country Championship at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute Saturday.
Neer’s 18:17.5 time earned her a clean sweep of state tournament championships after winning individual titles at both the Culver Academies Sectional and Regional, and her record-breaking 17:53.9 at the New Prairie Semistate last weekend followed up another meet-record finish at regional October 16.
Neer’s first-place finish paced 21st-place CGA at the meet as Kaye Sitterley finished 93rd in 20:09.8, Kacie Hermanson was 141st in 20:59.1, Eden Brackenbury placed 165th with a time of 21:38.2, and Kayla-Colleen Miracle was 171st in 21:53.5, while Madeleine Gillingham and Nina Simonini were 186th and 188th, respectively in 23:05.1 and 23:24.0.
NorthWood’s Cynthia Medina placed 19th in 18:55.8 to earn All-State honors, while Bremen’s Hope Jordan placed 61st (see story below).