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SHS senior closes out cross country career at Shelbyville Semistate

Stefanie Howard’s cross country career came to an end Saturday morning on her home course at Blue River Memorial Park.

The Shelbyville senior finished 113th overall in the girls semistate field in a time of 20 minutes, 56 seconds.

The top six finishing teams at the Shelbyville Semistate and the top 10 individuals not on an advancing team qualified for the state championship event on Oct. 30 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Lily Cridge won the girls race in a course record 17:04. That time was more than 40 seconds faster than the race winners at the other three semistate races Saturday, making Cridge the favorite to win the state championship.

Carmel won the girls semistate title with 46 points. Also advancing to the state finals were Noblesville (78), Franklin Central (133), Westfield (144), North Central (148) and Avon (172).

Carmel’s Kole Mathison won the boys race in 15:15 and the Greyhounds finished third in the team standings.

Brebeuf won the semistate title with 60 points. Center Grove (77) was runner-up followed by Carmel (86), Zionsville (129), Noblesville (159) and Franklin Central (184).