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  • Josh Evans | The Journal Gazette Bishop Dwenger's Erin Strzelecki won the girls cross country race by more than 10 seconds at the SAC Championships on Saturday at Northrop High School.

Sunday, October 01, 2017 1:00 am

High school cross country

Cadets boys, girls sweep at SAC Championships

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Concordia swept the boys and girls cross country team titles at the SAC Championships at Northrop on Saturday.

The boys were led by a runner-up finish from Reece Gibson (16 minutes, 0.8 seconds) and Matthew Ruppert finished fifth in 16:52.4.

Snider's Jesse Hamlin won the boys race in 15:59.9 as the Panthers finished second by one point, 51-52. Northrop was third with 53 with a 3-4 finish from Jack Brokaw (16:36.7) and Conner Bayne (16:45.7).

Erin Strzelecki of Bishop Dwenger won the girls race in 19:09.2, more than 10 seconds ahead of runner-up Emily McManus of Bishop Luers (19:20.8). South Side's Alexis Grider was third in 19:42.7.

Concordia edged out the Saints on a sixth-runner tie-breaker thanks to Carmen Trier finishing in 12th overall (11th for team scoring) in 20:30.

NORTHEAST EIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tyler Schwartz of DeKalb won the girls race in 17:45.2 ahead of East Noble's Kayla McCulloch's 18:18.5. East Noble won the girls team title 49-60 over host Huntington North.

New Haven's Brock Spahr won the boys race in 16:13.2, edging Bellmont's Justin Gephart (16:15.7). The Vikings won the boys team title 45-62 over the Braves.

ACAC CHAMPIONSHIPS: At South Adams, the Starfires' Wyatt Miller won the boys race in 16:55.97 ahead of teammate Victor Vasquez (17:09.48). Heritage won the team title 39-44 over the Starfires as the Patriots had third-, fourth- and sixth-place finishes from Devin Schmenk (17:19.34), Jack Beauchot (17:23.25) and Andrew Kohrman (17:27.07).

The South Adams girls won the conference title 21-96 over Heritage as the Starfires went 1-2-4-5 led by Kallee Patch's 20:17.01.

NECC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Westview dominated the boys race with six runners in the top eight to win 19-52 over West Noble. The Warriors' Matthew Yoder won the race in 15:53.32 and the Chargers were led by Dakota Thompson's third-place finish (16:10.26) and Jordan Shoemaker's sixth-place finish (16:41.68).

Angola won the girls team title 53-56 over West Noble. Samantha Biernat led the Hornets in 20:22.17 for fourth place. Yarency Murillo finished runner-up in 19:53.31 for the Chargers. Fairfield's Carol Haldeman won the race in 19:36.23.

NLC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Warsaw's Mia Beckham won the girls race in 18:39.81 to lead the Tigers to a runner-up team finish. Northridge won 43-48 and Wawasee was sixth led by McKenzie Smith's 14th-place finish in 20:36.29.