Girls Varsity Cross Country · Lady Bearcats defend title, finish 1st at Rich Jay Invitational


  Place Points
Wheeler High School 1st 48
Rensselaer Central High School 2nd 80
Morgan Township High School 3rd 86
Hanover Central High School 4th 107
Hebron High School 5th 154
Boone Grove High School 6th 158
Whiting High School 7th 206
Illiana Christian High School 8th 220
Griffith High School 9th 255
North Newton High School 10th 292
West Side High School 11th 302
Hammond Morton High School 12th 411

The Lady Bearcats continued their undefeated streak to begin the young season, posting a score of 48 points in winning the Rich Jay Gavit Invitational. This is the 2nd year in a row the girls team has won this prestigious meet named in memory of the longtime Gavit cross country coach Richard Jay.

The girls team placed their top 5 scorers in the top 20 with Sophomore Emma Hellwege winning the individual title (19:35). Her teammate, Junior Hailey Orosz followed closely behind in placing 2nd (19:50). The 1-2 combination seems like a nice fit for these two as they flip-flopped places from last week’s Bearcat Invitational.

The newly dubbed “Emily Squared ” came next as Junior Emily Gaylord placed 12th (21:35), followed by Emily Enright in 16th in 22:08. Junior Dottie Heuring rounded up the scoring placing 17th in 22:22.

“I was really happy with how the girls battled today,” Coach Ben Kosal said. “Emma had a nice race; Emily Enright and Lily definitely stepped it up time wise, it was a good day.”

The girls will be back in action next Saturday at the Harrison Invitational in West Lafayette.

Results:
Emma H – 19:35 (1) PR*
Hailey O – 19:50 (2)
Emily G – 21:35 (12)
Emily E – 22:08 (16) PR*
Dottie H – 22:22 (17)
Shelby S – 24:29 (37)
Jessica M – 24:37 (40)
Sarah G – 25:13 (50)
Lily B – 26:24 (60) PR*
Kendall L – 26:40 (62)