Girls Varsity Cross Country · Perez and White medal at Wildcat Classic Invitational on Saturday

  Place Points
East Noble High School 1st 49
Warren Central High School 2nd 56
Heritage Christian School 3rd 157
Frankton High School 4th 159
Central Noble High School 5th 164
Bluffton High School 6th 170
Logansport High School 7th 184
Woodlan High School 8th 188
Bellmont High School 9th 198
Mississinewa High School 10th 198
Wapahani High School 11th 250
Southern Wells High School 12th 342
Daleville High School 13th 343

The Berries girls cross country team finished 7th out of 13 teams in the Wildcat Classic Invitational race on Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion. The Berries were led by freshman, Maria Perez, and junior, Erica White, who were both medalists. Perez turned in her personal best time in 22:25 for a 21st place finish and White was 25th in 22:34, which tied her season’s best time.

Azucena Hernandez was 52nd overall in 23:50, Gabby Reyes (62nd) in 24:30, Emily Viera (70th) in 24:44, Gabby Richie (74th) in 25:10, and Lacey Ogle (82nd) in 25:41.

“Maria Perez and Erica White ran very aggressively and had excellent performances. They were picking runners off at the end of the race and finished very strong,” said Berries coach, Brian Morrill. “We’ve been training very hard for the past two weeks and the legs were a little heavy for most of the girls, but the effort wasn’t lacking so all in all we were pleased the team’s performances. We think when the cooler weather sets in late in the season the girls will see some nice time drops, but right now we just need to keep our heads down and keep working hard,” said Morrill.

In the JV race the Berries were led by Alexa Pasquale with a 26:01, Maggie Fincher had 26:14, Ryann Wylie 26:35, Irasema Munoz 26:50, Kayla Ortiz 27:48, Jessica Mateo 28:09, and Juliana Asencion 30:12.

The Berries will travel north to the New Prairie Invitational next Saturday.