VHS Girls Cross Country Place 6th in the Top 10 at the Indiana State Cross Country Championships

By: Barbara Jo Adkins Last Updated: November 1, 2010

Coaches Karen Devries and Adam Nellesen took their Valparaiso Girls Cross Country team to the State Cross County Meet on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 in Terre Haute, IN. The meet was held on the Levern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. Schools that qualified from all over the state ran that day.

The Valpo XC Girls did an awesome job Saturday, placing 6th out of 24 schools qualifying for the state competition. Senior Erica Wirsing made the Top 25, finishing 25th with a time of 19:11. What an honor to represent your school in the best of the best competition at State! Making the top seven qualifying runners for Valpo were:

Valpo Girls XC Top 7:

  • Senior Erica Wirsing
  • Sophomore Tiffany Fortney
  • Junior Katelyn Devries
  • Junior Lauren Bigger
  • Freshman Sara Greenawald
  • Junior Tricia Joll
  • Freshman Michaela Gadzich

The Top 24 State Qualifying Schools include:

24th Terrehaute South18th Bloomington North12th Westfield  North Lawrence
23rd Bedford17th Lake Central11th Terre Haute North
22nd Portage16th Huntington North
21st Culver Academies15th West Noble
20th Evansville Memorial14 Bloomington South
19th DeKalb13 Columbia City

The Top 10 Schools include:

1st Carmel
2nd Columbus North
3rd West Lafayette
4th Franklin Central
5th Carroll (Ft. Wayne)
6th Valparaiso
7th Crown Point
8th Nobelsville
9th Ft. Wayne Concordia
10th North Central Indianapolis

Congratulations runners and coaches for a successful season and a job well done.

Photos contributed by: Chris Joll

Photos include:
#1 Erica Wirsing & Tiffany Fortney
#2 Katelyn Devries
#3 Lauren Bigger
#4 Sara Greenawald
#5 Tricia Joll
#6 Michaela Gazdich