Cassopolis advances boys team, Anderson to Division 4 regional
DECATUR — The Cassopolis boys cross country team finished second at the Division 4 Pre-Regional meet hosted by Decatur on Wednesday.
The Rangers advance as a team to the regional being hosted by Portage Central on Oct. 30. Cassopolis also advanced Lauren Anderson and Alexis Millirans to the girls regional after they finished second and sixth, respectively.
Lawrence edged Cassopolis 31-37 to win the boys pre-regional title. Eau Claire was third with 75 points, and Marcellus fourth with 84.
Robert Ward led the Rangers with a third-place overall finish and a time of 18:38. Cole Millirans was fifth (18:56), William Westphal seventh (19:19) and Aiden Ward 10th (19:57).
“Getting to the meet, it turned into a great running weather,” said Cassopolis coach Ty Sheteron. “Everyone was focused on why needed to be done. They all set goals. They picked someone to beat and stuck to it. Everyone hit their times on the first mile mark. Some were ahead of their set times. The course had a long finish, and Cass fought hard for just one more place or a new PR or season record.”
Anderson ran a time of 21:22 to grab the runner-up spot in the girl’s race. Alexis Millirans posted a time of 24:19.
Division 4 Pre-Regional
Boys team scores
Lawrence 31, Cassopolis 37, Eau Claire 75, Marcellus 84
Isaiah Beiter, Lawrence 17:34
- Robert Ward 18:38, 5. Cole Millirans 18:56,7. William Westphal 19:19, 10. Aiden Ward 19:57, 12. Ben Gillesby 20:36, 16. Logan Pflug 22:38, 18. Austin Smego 24:35
- Cordell Jones-McNally 19:57, 14. Tatum Alwine 22:01, 15. Jaxton Vantilburg 22:03, 21. Joshua Jackson 25:26, Parker Enright 35:03
Girls team scores
Marcellus 25, Lawrence 30
Ericka Lopez, Eau Claire 21:03
- Lauren Anderson 21:22, 6. Alexis Millirans 24:19
- Addie Curtis 22:31, 7. Claire Flory 25:31, 8. Ellie Pachay 25:32, 13. Mackenzie Schuur 27:36, 14. Caylee Bishop 27:42, 16. Emily Bunch 29:49