It was the start of tournament time for the Girls Cross Country team on Saturday morning. The Lady Eagles ran in the Northern Indiana Conference Championship Meet at Oxbow Park in Elkhart.
As a team, the Eagles finished in 8th place in the NIC with a score of 180. The meet results of the NIC Meet determine final standings in the NIC for the 2020 season. The meet also determines the All Conference roster as well.
It was a near perfect fall morning for the runners to compete, with cool temperatures on one of the area’s premier cross country courses.
The top finisher for Adams was Anna Borkowski. Borkowski finished in 15th place in a time of 20:58. Borkowski’s finish earned her a place on the All Conference Honorable Mention roster.
Finishing next for the Eagles was Lexi Lawwill in 36th place in a time of 22:41. Delany Packard finished in 38h place in 22:56. Finishing 41st was Hannah Connell in 23:13. Monical Caponigro and Betsy Leija finished right with each other. Caponigro was 50th in 24:19 and Leija was 51st in 24:21. Olivia Purcell finished in 56th in a time of 24:37.
The Junior Varsity race was later in the morning, and the Adams JV team finished in 3rd place with a score of 84.
Addison Skube was the top finisher for Adams in that race, finishing in 18th place. Her time was 23:01. Ivie Skube crossed the line in 23:28 which was good for 22nd place.
Also running for Adams in the race were Taylor Schmit (24:53), Kasia Hochwald (25:02), Izzy Cmaileri (25:27), Rajiya Weaver (25:43), Betzaida Adorno (28:03), and Ruby Delgado (34:05).
A handful of runners set personal and season bests in the meet, a good tuneup as the regular season closes out and the postseason begins.
The Eagles will run again next week in the IHSAA Sectional Meet at Erskine Park Golf Course.