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Girls XC looking for back-to-back State berths

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By TR HARLAN

The Chesterton girls cross country returned to its rightful place in the IHSAA State Finals last year and now they’ll look to build on it.

The Trojans open the 2013 season on Saturday as they travel to Carmel for the Greyhound Invitational.

“Getting back to State is important and something we’ve already talked about,” Chesterton coach Brian Carden said. “Our conference is really tough again, if we can run with those top teams, we should be able to run with everybody.”

Senior Haley Cushway should be the Trojans frontrunner.

“I think Cushway could be a front runner for us if she runs with confidence and can stay healthy,” Carden said.

The Trojans will most likely be a “pack” team like they were last year.

“We’re going to probably be a pack team,” Carden said. “The potential is there for us to be as good or better than last year. We just need to run with confidence.”

Senior Erin Socha, along with juniors Josie Tolin, Kassidy Scott, Kelly Arlow and Kaylee Slont could find their way into the pack. Sophomores Leah Sink and Abby Hurst also fit into the mix.

Freshman Lindsey Nielsen impressed through the summer and could crack the top seven as well.

 

 

Posted 8/23/2013