Boys Varsity Cross Country · Sweet Competes in IHSAA State Cross Country Finals

  Place Points
Columbus North High School 1st 63
Carmel High School 2nd 112
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School 3rd 126
Center Grove High School 4th 191
Fishers High School 5th 196
Hamilton Southeastern High School 6th 228
Noblesville High School 7th 235
Concordia Lutheran High School 8th 257
Zionsville High School 9th 301
Guerin Catholic High School 10th 301
Bloomington High School North 11th 335
Crown Point High School 12th 344
Goshen High School 13th 350
Jasper High School 14th 375
Bloomington High School South 15th 383
Warsaw High School 16th 386
Chesterton High School 17th 395
Penn High School 18th 409
Floyd Central High School 19th 423
Carroll High School 20th 423
Northview High School 21st 541
Lake Central High School 22nd 558
Munster High School 23rd 563
Northwestern High School 24th 583
Southwood High School 0th 0

The 75th Annual Boys Cross Country State Finals was held on Saturday, October 31st, at the Lavern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, also known as Cross Country Town, USA. For Southwood’s Braden Sweet, qualifying for the state meet for the 2nd year in row was the culmination of 7 years of hard work, 1000’s of miles run, and the mental fortitude to pursue his goals. Going into the state meet, Braden had the 40th fastest time in the state among all Indiana high school runners.

With the shot of the gun, 207 of Indiana’s top cross country teams and runners sprang forward in an effort to race for early position. Going into the first mile, Braden was running in 50th place. Through mile 2 and mile 3, Braden began making his move, taking over competitors one by one. Finishing in a 3 way tie, only broken by camera review, Braden finished 30th overall in a time of 16:13.3.

Congratulations on an outstanding senior season and cross country career to Braden Sweet as Sectional Champion, 2 time Regional Champion, School Record Holder, and 2 time State Qualifier.

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