The SD girls’ cross country team ran a strong race at the Sectional Tuesday night and advanced to Saturday’s Regional at Greensburg with a third place finish. Crystal Nichols earned All-Sectional honors (top 15) by placing 9th in a time of 20:41. Erika Beil nearly joined her in the top 15, missing it by one place (21:22). Kadijah Hetzer was 18th in 21:57. Jamie Daley came in next in 30th (23:11) and the scoring was capped off by Julia Lantgen in 41st (23:53). They were followed by Brittney Merida (43rd in 24:11) and Brittany Getz (53rd, 25:35). In a race where the Lady Knights could have realistically placed anywhere from third to seventh, they clearly stepped up and did what they had to do to make it to the next level. Great job, girls.
Advancing Teams: Oldenburg (46), Batesville (72) , South Dearborn (107), East Central (108), Greensburg (115).
Full results available at www.stuartroadracing.com.