Courtesy Richie Hall – Hamilton County Reporter
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Hamilton County once again had another fine showing at the IHSAA state cross country meet, which took place Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute.
The Carmel boys had the highest team finish, placing second by scoring 112 points. Concordia Lutheran won the boys team championship with 93 points. That was the beginning of a Fort Wayne team sweep, as Carroll would later win the girls team title.
The Greyhounds were led by two runners finishing in the top 15. Freshman Kole Mathison placed 11th, the highest-finishing county boy, while senior Grant Moon took 15th. Both runners earned All-State honors due to their finishes. This marked the eighth consecutive year that the Carmel boys finished in the top two, a record for that streak.
Team scores: Concordia Lutheran 93, Carmel 112, Brebeuf Jesuit 135, Columbus North 161, Brownsburg 214, Homestead 215, Crown Point 243, Fishers 262, Bloomington South 284, Hamilton Southeastern 320, Valparaiso 331, Zionsville 332, Noblesville 352, Center Grove 357, Harrison 374, Chesterton 377, Jasper 377, Bloomington North 414, Floyd Central 432, West Lafayette 455, West Noble 456, New Prairie 462, Columbia City 464, Northview 589, Lake Central 608.
Race winner: Gabriel Sanchez (Lowell) 15:28.7.
Carmel runners: 11. Kole Mathison 15:54.1, 15. Grant Moon 15:56.8, 40. Austin Throckmorton 16:23.2, 48. Will Murphy 16:26.2, 50. Ben Myers 16:26.7, 58. Charlie Schuman 16:31.0, 137. Hudson Alden 17:08.6.