New Palestine wins HHC CC titles

The 2018 HHC boys CC champion New Palestine Dragons

The New Palestine Dragons swept the Hoosier Heritage Conference cross country titles Saturday at the Muncie Sportsplex.

The 2018 HHC boys CC champion New Palestine Dragons

The NP girls had six All-HHC runs, including individual champion Brenna Shaw, to tally 21 places. Pendleton Heights (66) was the runner-up.

NP’s boys tallied 41 places, with five All-Conference runners, to win the title. Greenfield-Central (66) finished second. PH senior Milan Jones was the individual champion.

Shaw, a sophomore, ran a time of 19:09 to win the girls individual title. G-C’s Audrey Brinkruff (19:42) was second.

NP had four other top 10 runners – Kendall Mann was third, Victoria Crowder fourth, Kaylin Casner sixth and Emily Adam seventh.

PH’s girls had four All-Conference runs, led by ninth-place Catherine Dudley. Katie Jones was 12th, Hailee Brunnemer 14th and Madison McKee 15th.

Third-place Delta had two Top 10 runs – Ashleigh Brelage (fifth) and Makayla Robles (eighth). Yorktown had two All-HHC runners – 10th-place Amberleigh Sorensen and 13th-place Elizabeth Reece.

In the boys meet, Jones won the individual title with a time of 16:18.7. Yorktown junior Matthew Mitsch was second (16:27.8) and G-C’s Parker Niemeier (16:40.7) third.

NP won with strong depth, with five All-HHC runners. Drew Austin, Kyler Harrison and Josh Collins came in fourth, fifth and sixth. Devon Whitaker was 12th and Caleb Stirm 14th.

Runner-up G-C had three Top 10 finishes. In addition to Niemeier, Conner Kinnaman was seventh and Luke Muckerheide eighth. Third-place Mt. Vernon also had three All-HHC performances – 11th-place Marco Ramirez, 13th-place Evan Rappe and 15th-place Colin Brown.

NP’s boys won their first conference title since 1997. The Dragon girls claimed their first since 2009.

HHC girls cross country
Team scores: New Palestine 21, Pendleton Heights 66, Delta 101, Mt. Vernon 127*, Yorktown 127, Greenfield-Central 142, Shelbyville 146, New Castle Inc.
1. Brenna Shaw, NP 19:09.0
2. Audrey Brinkruff, G-C 19:42.1
3. Kendall Mann, NP 19:47.2
4. Victoria Crowder, NP 19:59.5
5. Ashleigh Brelage, D 20:09.4
6. Kaylin Casner, NP 20:11.2
7. Emily Adam, NP 20:11.8
8. Makayla Robles, D 20:16.8
9. Catherine Dudley, PH 20:50.4
10. Amberleigh Sorensen, Y 20:51.6
11. Sophia Taylor, NP 20:52.3
12. Katie Jones, PH 20:56.2
13. Elizabeth Reece, Y 21:01.0
14. Hailee Brunnemer, PH 21:03.8
15. Madison McKee, PH 21:08.7
Full girls results

HHC boys cross country
Team scores: New Palestine 41, Greenfield-Central 66, Mt. Vernon 75, Pendleton Heights 89, Yorktown 132, Delta 147, Shelbyville 160, New Castle 224
1. Milan Jones, PH 16:18.7
2. Matthew Mitsch, Y 16:27.8
3. Parker Niemeier, G-C 16:40.7
4. Drew Austin, NP 16:43.3
5. Kyler Harrison, NP 16:45.7
6. Josh Collins, NP 17:06.6
7. Conner Kinnaman, G-C 17:09.2
8. Luke Muckerheide, G-C 17:10.2
9. Sean Roan, PH 17:12.9
10. Matt Baker, S 17:14.5
11. Marco Ramirez, MV 17:23.0
12. Devon Whitaker, NP 17:31.1
13. Evan Rappe, MV 17:34.9
14. Caleb Stirm, NP 17:35.9
15. Colin Brown, MV 17:41.5
Full boys results