Arriving at the championship portion of the season, the John Adams Cross Country team competed in the Northern Indiana Conference Championship Race at Oxbow Park in Elkhart County. The meet determines the final conference standings as well as the student athletes who are First Team, Second Team, and Honorable Mention NIC. With the better weather, amazing venue and course, the Eagles once again reach and surpassed their previous personal bests.
For the second year in a row the girls team finished as conference runner up, finishing with 61points, 34 points behind meet champion Penn. The top Lady Eagle finisher was Lane McDonald who clocked another impressive time of 19:21 on the rolling course, just 12 seconds off of the school record. McDonald finished in 3rd place, earning her a spot on the NIC First Team.
Finishing on the NIC Second team were Juniors Olivia Wheeler and Adiyah Williams. Wheeler finished in 8th place with a time of 20:19. Williams ran a 20:35 which earned her 13th place.
Earning NIC Honorable Mention was Senior Niki Hakimzadeh who finished in 16th place with a time of 20:39. Also on the Honorable Mention team was Sophomore Maddie Mischak who rounded out the team in 21st place, finishing in 20:59.
Rounding out the varsity squad was Junior Kate O’Brien who finished in 35th place and Freshman Ivie Skube who finished in 39th place.
The remaining girls ran in the junior varsity race earlier in the day. The top finisher in the combined Northern Indiana Conference and Northern Lakes Conference race was Freshman Fiona McGuire. McGuire finished with a time of 22:37.
The team competes again next Saturday at the IHSAA Sectional Meet at Erskine Golf Course against several of the same teams in today’s race.
Complete results of the varsity and junior varsity races can be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxelY6A5rNNkTVZXdFhCOFQ4SW8
A full gallery of action shots and awards from the John Adams Eagles can be found at https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxelY6A5rNNkUXZpclRTZjFOeDA
2017 Northern Indiana Conference Championship Meet
Lane McDonald 19:21
Olivia Wheeler 20:19
Adiyah Williams 20:35
Niki Hakimzadeh 20:39
Maddie Mischak 20:59
Kate O’Brien 22:00
Ivie Skube 22:17
Fiona McGuire 22:37
Claire Stowe 23:09
Sydney Evans 23:17
Grace Dawson 25:04
Elese Anderson 23:14
Hannah Connell 26:01
Kara Kison 27:10
Italia Ramos 27:10