NASHVILLE — The Columbus East girls and Brown County boys cross-country teams opened their seasons Wednesday with a second-place finishes in the Brown County XC Challenge.
The meet featured two-person units running 2,500 meters each. Team scores were based on the places of its top three two-person units.
Lawrence Central won the girls meet with eight points. The Olympians finished with 15, and the Eagles took third with 35.
Lawrence Central also won the boys meet with 15 points, while Brown County had 20. Northview edged East 30-31 for third.
Maddie Lyons and Kira Singer teamed to finish second in 20 minutes, 32.68 seconds to lead the East girls. Amanda Pottorff and Emma Mensendiek took sixth in 21:32.31, while Kristen Lyons and Lizzy Frazier were seventh in 21:42.61 and Lindsey Morgan and Morgan Ketron ninth in 21:59.79.
Haley Abraham and Corrissa Proctor led the Eagles with a fifth-place finish in 21:31.82. Molly Austin and Sam Francis took 14th in 23:30.89, and Jalynn Stanford and Vera Wagler were 16th in 23:52.16.
Brown County’s Marino Dolph and Cole Chudy won the boys race in 16:14.08. Chris Norman and Wyatt Wyman finished fourth in 16:37.23, while Brock Updike and Tanner Gray were 15th in 18:38.32 and Bryant Inman and Jordan Dolph 16th in 18:44.06.
The Olympians were led by a fifth-place finish from Michael Zieleniuk and Paul Bean in 16:42.08. Mitchell Busse and Jonathan Clayton took 12th in 17:50.11, while Shaunak Deshmukh and Garrett McGaha were 14th in 18:12.81, Owen Rupp and Josh Sensanbaugher 18th in 18:58.30 and Jared Baker and Beck Kelley 20th in 19:17.19.
Providence tops Trinity
SEYMOUR — Trinity Lutheran played its first girls soccer game in school history Wednesday, but Class A No. 9 Providence spoiled the party with a 10-0 victory.
The Pioneers put 45 shots on goal to one for the Cougars. Hailley Peters recorded 35 saves.
“I’m proud of their effort, enthusiasm and attitude throughout the game,” Trinity coach Jeff Nolting said. “They never gave up, played with composure and continued to work on their game. We had to start somewhere. Providence is a quality opponent, and the girls had an opportunity to experience good soccer as well as learn what they need to work on to get better.”
Artesians edge Eagles
MARTINSVILLE — Martinsville won three matches in straight sets Tuesday to hand Brown County a 3-2 season-opening loss.
Cash Myres won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 at No. 2 singles, and Eli White prevailed 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles for the Eagles. Maverick Patterson fell 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Hunter Ellis and Abe Oliver lost 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and Austin Roush and Cole Smith fell 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles.