Princeton was the fifth and final team qualifier for Saturday’s regional, which will also include five teams from the Evansville Mater Dei sectional. In a new wrinkle this year, the top 10 runners outside of those on the regional qualifying teams will run at the regional. Baker and Isaiah Borders from North Daviess were among the 10 who qualified.
In the girls race, Gibson Southern’s Maisie Lay edged Washington’s Brandy White by less than a second with Barr-Reeve’s Emily Schultheis coming in third.
The Hatchets didn’t qualify for the regional as a team, but White will still be running as an individual. Washington came in seventh overall as a team behind qualifying schools’ Vincennes Lincoln, Gibson Southern, South Knox Pike Central and Princeton with North Daviess coming in sixth.
“That was an amazing race for her (White), Harman said. “This is kind of what happened last year — each race she is getting better and better. She talked to me about where she thought she would finish and I said you’ll finish in the top 10 easily, maybe top 5, but that was an amazing race.”
Along with White, Schultheis, North Daviess’ Jenna Meadows, Cassie Atchley and Hannah Vandermel, Washington Catholic’s Sydney Dunbar and Barr-Reeve’s Cassidy Brothers all qualified for Saturday’s regional as individuals.
The Pike Central regional will begin Saturday at 11 a.m.