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Shelbyville's Wright, Waldron's Larrison narrowly miss semistate cross country berths

Shelbyville High School junior Hannah Wright clocked another personal-best time Saturday at the Franklin Cross Country Regional but missed the semistate cut time by 19 seconds.

The top five teams and the top 10 individuals not on an advancing team qualified for semistate competition.

Wright (photo) finished the Franklin cross country course in 21 minutes, 50 seconds to finish 43rd overall in the field and three positions away from the top-10 position she needed to qualify for the semistate, which will be held on Shelbyville’s home course at Blue River Memorial Park on Oct. 22.

Mooresville’s Ariel Theriac earned the 10th advancing position with a time of 21:37.

Shelbyville’s Angel Kreider also competed in the girls regional race and finished in 22:53.



Waldron’s Will Larrison (photo) was chasing one of those top-10 advancing positions but the sophomore missed the cut by 30 seconds. He finished in 18:10. Greenwood’s John Gries captured the 10th advancing position in 17:39.

Waldron sophomore Jared Crosby crossed the finish line in 18:40.

Shelbyville senior Beau Kenkel ran his final race as a Golden Bear and clocked 19:03.

Columbus North Regional

Held at Shelbyville’s Blue River Memorial Park cross country course, Southwestern’s Dane Kissell (18:38), Jackson Bentz (18:54) and Koty Claiborne (20:55) closed out their seasons in the regional.

Southwestern’s Malori Pike (25:35) competed in the girls regional race.

Rushville Regional

Morristown’s Grace McLaughlin crossed the finish line in 24:24 in the girls regional race at Rushville.

Steve Bush photos