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NASHVILLE — Mackenzie Caldwell broke her own school and Eagle Park course record, and the second-ranked Columbus North boys and girls cross-country teams defended their Conference Indiana championships.
Caldwell ran 17 minutes, 29.96 seconds for 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). That broke the record of 17:40 she set earlier this season.
The Bull Dog girls scored 27 points to easily outscore No. 9 Franklin Central’s 61. No. 20 Bloomington South finished third with 67, followed by Bloomington North (110), Perry Meridan (145) and Southport (145).
Columbus North’s boys edged No. 3 Bloomington South 43-46. No. 11 Bloomington North took third with 57, followed by Franklin Central (110), Southport (134) and Perry Meridian (148).
In the girls race, Sierra Lax finished third in 18:47.46 for the Bull Dogs. Rachel Brougher took fifth in 19:00.82, while Nina Bouthier was sixth (19:10.87), Allison Coffey 12th (19:21.01), Avrie Allen 18th (19:43.55) and Olivia Malone 20th (20:25.20).
Andy Carr and Kaden Eaton led the Columbus North boys with fourth- and fifth-place finishes in 15:50.13 and 15:50.99. Chase Ballard took ninth in 16:05.45, while Seth Williams was 11th (16:15.23), Michael Keller 12th (16:17.76), Ben Porter 23rd (16:40.47) and Sam Ford 26th (16:46.75).
Caldwell, Lax, Brougher, Boutheir and Coffey earned girls All-Conference honors, while Carr, Eaton, Ballard, Williams and Keller earned boys All-Conference honors.
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