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IHSAA Indiana State Championships

LaVern Gibson XC Course, Terre Haute IN

Saturday, October 31, 2009
From ihsaa.org - Boys Results - Girls Results
Race Distance: 5K

Overwhelming sweep for Columbus North
Futsum gets his first state XC title; frosh Tapring Goatee wins for girls

Team Champs:
  • Columbus North boys 63 over Chesterton 131; Columbus North girls 96 over Carmel 178

  • After a fall hindered his efforts last year, North Central soph Futsum Zeinasellassie ran to his first state XC title, running 15:51.6 to top Carmel junior Chris Walden (16:01.0) by 10 seconds.  Walden edged Brownsburg sr Scott Vicenzi, who ran 16:02.5
  • Scoring six in the top 20 and with a :26 spread for 1-5, MW#4 Columbus North boys dominated as expected.  They scored 63 to runner-up MW Bubble Team Chesterton (131), with North Central another 58 points back at 189
  • With by far the best 1-5 spread (:45) and gaining a huge advantage with their 4-5 runners, MW Bubble Team Columbus North destroyed the girls field for an upset victory.  MW#9 Carmel won a very close battle for 2nd with 178, beating Franklin Central (183), MW#10 Noblesville (186) and Fort Wayne Carroll (186)
  • Freshman Tapring Goatee ran 19:07.9 to win by eight seconds.  Lake Central sr Dana Payonk was 2nd in 19:15.8, followed by Crown Point jr Laicee Pierce (19:33.2).

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