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INDIANAPOLIS—Two Perry Central girls placed in the top 25 to lead Perry Central to 17th in the 26-team girls middle school cross country state meet’s small-school division Saturday.
Macey Emmons placed 20th in 12:17 on the 3-kilometer course and Elizabeth Dauby was 23rd in 12:21 to earn medals, which go to the top 25.
Other finishers for the Commodores in the 223-girl race were Olivia Hauser, 92nd in 13:23; Veronica Schwartz, 147th in 14:10; Alesa Roark, 178th in 14:36; and Catie Hauser, 189th in 14:49.
West Lafayette won with 130 points.
Perry Central was listed as 31st among 31 teams in the first official boys small-school race results. But Coach Ty Guillaume said a computer malfunction cost Perry Central three places.
“The computer system did not scan runners as they finished, so many kids were missing (from the initial computerized results). They had to go through and watch each race over to get the accurate results.”
They still missed some runners, though, as Perry Central’s top runner, John Bashor, was not on the original official results. Guillaume said Bashor finished between 19th and 25th, which would have earned him a medal.
Officials reviewed the results Wednesday and confirmed that Bashor placed 22nd in the meet, which moved Perry Central up to 28th.
Sixth grader Jonathan Theis was Perry Central’s second finisher, 131st in 12:35.
Steven Beckman was 215th in 13:37, Wyatt Edwards 236th in 14:09, Braeden Etienne 243rd in 14:32, and Brennan Tucker 253rd in 15:35 for the Commodores in the 261-boy race.
Luke Bishop, normally Perry Central’s second runner, did not compete because he was attending his uncle’s funeral.
Christian Academy of Indiana won the meet with 84 points.