IRHS cross-country completes final leg of 2018 season


Indian River’s Sarah Roehl pushes at the finish line during the Henlopen Conference Championships nearly two weeks ago.

Coastal Point • Shaun M. Lambert

The Indian River High School boys’ and girls’ teams both participated in the event. IR’s top boys’ finisher was senior Patrick Spencer with his 20th-place finish, with a time of 18:40.15. Senior Sarah Roehl crossed the finish stripe as the top Indian female with her 56th-place finish, at 24:29.80.

The Division II boys’ team state champion was Tatnall, while the individual championship went to Wilmington Friends’ Connor Nisbet. He completed the course in 16:12.57.

The Division II girls’ team state champion was Ursuline Academy, while the individual champion was Keelin Hayes of Tatnell. She ran the course in 19:12.60.

For the boys, Indian River, as a team, finished 10th out of the 30 schools that were in the event.

Following Spencer for the Indians was junior Christian Galindo Lopez, with his 56th place and a time of 19:59.15. Five IR sophomores all came across within the top 100 out of close to 200 runners.

Declan Burke was 58th (20:00.51) and Robert Senseny crossed in 71st place (20:21.33). Jackson Donnelly (92nd), Colin Hudson (94th) and Ben Spencer (98th) rounded out the Indians’ team performance.

As a team, the IR boys’ average run time was 20:02.78.

The IR girls finished 16th overall out of 29 teams that competed.

Sophomore Lauren Meehan finished in 72nd place with her time of 25:17.11, while junior Talia Curcio crossed inside the top 100 at 98th, with a time of 26:48.22. Senior Hannah Dunlap concluded her scholastic career for the Green-and-Gold with a 133rd-place finish. Angelina Arnold (119th), Lexi Hall (132nd) and Cassie McCabe (147th) rounded out the Indians who participated.

The Indians’ girls’ team’s average time for the meet was 26:59.10.

But with lots of youth on both squads, the future is bright for both of the Indians’ cross-country teams.

 

By Jason Feather

Point Reporter