Cub harriers close season at semistate
Monday, October 22, 2012 11:00 AM
Madison's cross country teams ended the 2012 season at the IHSAA Semistate at Brown County on Saturday.
The Lady Cubs finished 17th with 400 points while the boys were 19th with 415 points.
Gabby Nay led the Madison girls with a 48th-place finish in 20:31.3. The rest of the Cubs were: Paige Hess, 69th, 21:15.5; Ashlee Allen, 84th, 21:40.2; Kayla Cieslinski, 88th, 21:45.5; Hannah Miller, 111th, 22:36.0; Brittany Jaynes, 124th, 23:20.3; and Hannah Brady, 126th, 23:45.9.
"Our girls had a great season as they exceeded our team goals and ran with a lot of heart all season," Madison girls coach Mark Seib said. "From where this team was at the beginning of the year to how they improved to the last part of the season is just a testament to the girls hard work and dedication. I couldn't be prouder of how far they have come. We have no seniors so all the girls should be back next season. I think with the little taste of success the girls had they wont be satisfied with just making it to semistate and will set their goals a little higher come next year."
Landon Perry led the Madison boy in 27th in 16:32.9. The rest of the Cubs' times were: David Gibson, 75th, 17:25.0; Quenton White, 85th, 17:33.5; Justin Robertson, 105th, 17:50.8; Alex Nunan, 123rd, 18:33.8; Josh Howell, 135th, 19:22.7; and Kevin Stewart, 137th, 19:50.1.
"We ended the season fighting with very big competition, which was great, especially for my younger guys," Madison boys coach Josh Thomas said. "I am very excited for this young team. Everyone will return next year and I anticipate a very strong team. I am so pleased to see such progression in these guys, especially being such a young team and after being with them only two short seasons, I am very optimistic of the future of this team."
Columbus North won both the boys and girls races, scoring 62 and 47 points, respectively. North's Mackenzie Caldwell won the girls race in 18:06.0 while Barr-Reeve's Connor Sorrells won the boys race in 15:17.3.