Boys Varsity Cross Country · Sweet Qualifies for State

  Place Points
Concordia Lutheran High School 1st 49
Homestead High School 2nd 98
Fishers High School 3rd 99
West Noble High School 4th 163
Columbia City High School 5th 173
Hamilton Southeastern High School 6th 179
Goshen High School 7th 187
Penn High School 8th 215
Westview High School 9th 218
Wabash High School 10th 259
Bellmont High School 11th 270
Oak Hill High School 12th 283
New Haven High School 13th 302
Northridge High School 14th 352
Mishawaka High School 15th 382
Huntington North High School 16th 449
NorthWood High School 17th 471
Pendleton Heights High School 18th 486
Wapahani High School 19th 556
Frankton High School 20th 559
Southwood High School 0th 0

With the realignment of the cross country semi-state last season, the field of teams feeding into the New Haven Semi-State has created an increased level of intensity and competition. After capturing the Regional Championship, Braden Sweet entered Semi-State focused on achieving his ultimate season goal; qualifying for state in a non-class system.

On a cold, rainy day the task of qualifying for state was intensified due to less than ideal weather conditions. Fighting through the elements against a highly competitive group of runners, Braden ran a strategically sound first 2 miles, putting himself in a position to work his way through the mass to finish in 8th place overall. Running his 2nd fastest time of the season (15:54) along with his 8th place finish allowed Braden to be the 4th individual out of 10 who qualify to compete at the state finals next weekend at Terre Haute.

Braden is only the 2nd runner in the history of Southwood Cross Country to advance to the State Finals. The gun will fire next Saturday, November 2nd at 1:00 in the afternoon. The race can be followed live through the IHSAA website.