Bedford North Lawrence Boys Cross Country


CROSS COUNTRY: Ted Fox Memorial

BNL's Carrie Flinn competes in Saturday's Ted Fox Memorial Invitational on the BNL course.

BNL’s Carrie Flinn competes in Saturday’s Ted Fox Memorial Invitational on the BNL course.

By Justin Sokeland

Avon’s Malyka Abramson shattered the girls course record while leading the No.7 Orioles to the team title in Bedford North Lawrence’s annual Ted Fox Memorial Invitational on Saturday morning.

Abramson, a junior, toured the layout in 18:05.03, smashing the mark of 18:44.50, set by Jasper’s Lacey Oeding in the 2007 semistate. Avon’s Taylor Nicholson also broke that mark, finishing second in 18:33.60.

BNL was 11th in the team competition (in the field of 27 that included four ranked teams) with a score of 332. Carrie Flinn was the top BNL runner, finishing 44th in 21:11.03.

BNL's Connor Sosh

BNL’s Connor Sosh

In the boys race, No.16 Avon also claimed that title with a score of 52. Terre Haute South’s Riley Stohler was the individual winner in 15:52.62.

The Stars were 15th in the 27-team field with a score of 342. Connor Sosh was the top BNL runner. He broke the 17:00 barrier for the first time and finished 31st in 16:58.85.

Ted Fox Memorial Invitational


Team scores: Avon 52, Terre Haute South 67, Roncalli 165, Center Grove 186, Ben Davis 189, Shelbyville 223, Terre Haute North 227, Floyd Central 254, Borden 264, North Harrison 267, Perry Central 298, Tell City 321, Edgewood 325, Evansville North 332, Bedford NL 342, Brownstown 378, Mitchell 431, Corydon 522, Salem 534, Lanesville 551, Crawford County  551, Orleans 653, Heritage Hills 653, Trinity Lutheran 673, Jeffersonville 692, Paoli 730, South Central 741


Avery Denesha

Avery Denesha

Top individuals: 1. Riley Stohler, THS 15:52,62; 2. Julien Magallanes, Borden 15:58.93; 3. Spencer Danielson, THS 16:04.99; 4. Griffin Miller, Center Grove 16:08.38; 5. Presley Martin, Avon 16:11.17; 6. Daniel Fleace, North Harrison 16:11.93; 7. Josh Backes, Evan. North 16:13.73; 8. Curtis Wetzel, North Harrison 16;18.08; 9. Alec Scheerer, Avon 16:19.11; 10. Aaron Pierrard, Perry Central 16:19.57

BNL: 31. Connor Sosh 16:58.85; 46. Avery Denesha 17:11.07; 75. Kyle Hatfield 17:54.50; 78. Dillon Taylor 17:59. 35; 116. Trey Pemberton 18:33.95; 128. Drew Bailey 19:02.79; 139. Isaac Kuehn 19:16.67


Team scores: Avon 42, Noblesville 63, Center Grove 83, Floyd Central 94, Terre Haute South 165, Evansville North 205, North Harrison 239, Shelbyville 267, Perry Central 306, Roncalli 311, Bedford NL 332, Edgewood 346, Ben Davis 355, Brownstown 362, Salem 418, Tell City 439, Jeffersonville 473, Orleans 538, Mitchell 569, Crawford County 576, Paoli 597, Borden 597, Trinity Lutheran 642, Eastern Pekin 718

Danielle Page

Danielle Page

Top individuals: 1. Malyka Abramson, Avon 18:05.03; 2. Taylor Nicholson, Avon 18:33.60; 3. Ashton Bosler, North Harrison 19:05.96; 4. Kelsie Mothersead, Avon 19:12.10; 5. Hannah Sears, Edgewood 19:12.77; 6. Lydia Kotowski, FC 19:16.28; 7. Abby Crouch, Noblesville 19:31.27; 8. Shelbi Dishman, Center Grove 19:22.56; 9. Abby Tuttle, Center Grove 19:23.25; 10. Sara Schuster, Noblesville 19:31.27

BNL: 44. Carrie Flinn 21:11.03; 53. Danielle Page 21:39.37; 71. Alli Guthrie 22:23.27; 72. Madison Ryan 22:27.96; 96. Bret Roberts 23:31.56; 98 .Chloe Evans 23:33.83; 126. Diana Kattau 24:54.46


The cavalry charge to start the girls race.

The cavalry charge to start the girls race.


CROSS COUNTRY: Stars compete in BC Classic

Carrie Flinn

Carrie Flinn

Conner Sosh

Connor Sosh

NASHVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence finished 16th in the girls race and 17th in the boys during the Class AA portion of the 12th annual Brown County Classic on Saturday.

In the girls race, the Stars totaled 482 points with Carrie Flinn leading the way, finishing 71st in 20:50.74.

“Today was a solid day for the girls,” BNL coach Bill Deckard. “While we had no illusions we would win – the field was stuffed with ranked teams and talent – we wanted to run in a big meet environment and not be afraid to compete. We also wanted to be aggressive.

“My instructions for the top three girls were more or less the same – attack! In short, everyone did a fantastic job, and we got everything out of the meet we hoped to get and even more.”

In the boys race, the Stars scored 454 points with Connor Sosh finishing 67th in 17:07.98.


BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Terre Haute Invitational results

Terre Haute Invitational

Team scores
1. Carmel 36; 2. Valparaiso Points 86; 3. Brebeuf 96; 4. Cathedral 144; 5. Zionsville 153; 6. Terre Haute South 181; 7. Homestead 220; 8. Seymour 221; 9. Ben Davis 273; 10. Terre Haute North 324; 11. Center Grove 338; 12. Castle 380; 13. Evansville Memorial 422; 14. Evansville North 442; 15. Danville 446; 16. Jasper 454; 17. Greencastle 459; 18. Plainfield 483; 19. Bedford North Lawrence 501; 20. Northview 507; 21. Union Homeschool 547; 22. Decatur Central 557; 23. Evansville Mater Dei 674

Top 10 finishers
1.  Zack Snider, Brebeuf 15:50.8; 2. Brayden Law, Homestead 16:04.1; 3. Benjamin Veatch, Carmel 16:05.0; 4. David Dalton, Greenwood 16:06.0; 5. Adam George, Cathedral 16:08.9; 6. Jarit Perking, Barr-Reeve 16:18.3; 7. Robert Browning, Carmel 16:21.6; 8. Michael George, Carmel 16:26.6; 9. Riley Stohler, TH South 16:27.4;  10. Nathan Wilkey, Brebeuf 16:29.0

BNL individuals

66. Conner Sosh, 17:59; 87. Avery Denesha 18:26; 96. Kyle Hatfield 18:39; 118. Trey Pemberton 19:24; 134. Drew Bailey 20:24; 136. Dillon Taylor 20:27; 146. Mike Jones 20:59. Also – Jesse Schofield 21:13, Dominic Jean 21:39, Jesse Prince 25:25.




31st annual Tiger Run

Louisville, Ky.

Boys scores —St. Xavier 39, Covington Catholic 147, Ravenwood 164, North Oldham 168, Pulaski County 210, South Oldham 212, Lafayette 230, Manual 231, Bullitt East 276, Butler 297, Eastern 298, Central Hardin 339, St. Henry 363, Eastern Pekin 423, Lexington Catholic 431, Bedford North Lawrence 437, Christian Academy 493, Atherton 497, New Albany 500, Male 513, Collegiate 524, Mason County 573, Bryan Station 6 00, Elizabethtown 647, Woodford County 652, Spencer County 687, Kentucky Country Day 746, Western Hills 795, Fort Knox 800, Franklin County 931.

Top 20 individuals: 1. Patrick Gregory, Butler, 16:0941; 2. Jonathan Taylor, Portland Christian 16:17.92; 3. Matt Bode, Collegiate, 16:24.83; 4. Stephen Kinny, St. X., 16:29.26; 5. Max Mudd, St. X., 16:31.77; 6. Cole Dowdy, South Oldham, 16:34.62; 7. Tanner Dowdy, South Oldham, 16:36.04; 8. Ben Metzger, St. X., 16:37.62; 9. Spencer Hayden, St. X., 16:38.36; 10. Brian Menke, Cov. Catholic, 16.39.77; 11. Matt Rainey, Ravenwood, 16:44.97; 12, Tyler Breeds, North Hardin,16:46.00; 13. John Spencer, Lafayette, 16:48.92; 14. Holden Wells, Eastern, 16:49.10; 15. Marcus Terrell, North Hardin,16:54.56; 16. Trenton Fryman, North Oldham,16:57.45; 17. Darius Payne, Manual, 16:58.83; 18. Nick Robinson, Mason County, 17:05.38; 19. Robert Rupp, North Hardin, 17: 07.59; 20. Quinn Avirom, Ravenwood, 17:08.78.



CROSS COUNTRY: Stars settle for second twice

BNL's Connor Sosh passes Seymour's Mitch McCoy during Monday's season-opening BNL Invitational.

BNL’s Connor Sosh passes Seymour’s Mitch McCoy during Monday’s season-opening BNL Invitational.

Seymour wins both

races while BNL grabs

2nd in BNL Invitational

By Justin Sokeland

Bedford North Lawrence discovered a silver mine on its own territory on Monday afternoon.

While that was not exactly the precious metal the Stars were digging and sweating for, the twin second-places finishes BNL posted in the season-opening BNL Invitational will keep them prospecting for more.

Video: BNL boys in Invite

Video: BNL girls in Invite

Seymour ran away with all the gold medals, easily winning the boys race with a team score of 31 points and leaving BNL (104) and the rest of the 11-team field in the dust. The Owls also dominated the girls race, claiming the top two individual spots and scoring 29 points for the title.

Carrie Flinn leads the BNL contingent across the finish line during Monday's BNL Invitational.

Carrie Flinn leads the BNL contingent across the finish line during Monday’s BNL Invitational.

Ignoring the sweltering race conditions – sticky heat and humidity, neither of which is conducive to great times – the Owls established themselves as the team to watch (in both genders) when the state tournament series starts in October.

“Congratulations to the Seymour Owls,” BNL coach Scott Hiles said. “They ran well today. We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

Closing the gap with Seymour will mean closing the gap between BNL runners. The Stars had strong frontrunners but had too many competitors disrupting the pack and pushing  BNL’s point total the wrong direction.

In the boys race, the Owls were a runaway train. Jack Tormoehlen won the 5K test in 16:45.35 and was virtually alone the second half of the race. The Owls backed him up with six runners in the top 12.

BNL’s Connor Sosh was seventh in 18:18.14 and Avery Denesha was 15th in 18:43.82, but the number Hiles noticed was the minute-plus between his third (Kyle Hatfield in 18:51.77) and fourth (Dillon Taylor in 19:57.55) scorers.

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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: BNL reloading for 2013

Avery Denesha

Avery Denesha

Connor Sosh

Connor Sosh

Aging process catching

the Stars as they chase

another trip to finals

By Justin Sokeland

The aging process has struck the Bedford North Lawrence boys cross country team – for veteran coach Scott Hiles as he attempts to keep up with his runners (even while taking short cuts) while timing their progress, and for a team that must replace its graduated stars.

It happens to the best, and BNL’s cross country program is one of those, with eight appearances (including the last three) in the state finals. The Stars finished 20th in the state last season, but only two of the top seven racers return.

The departed foursome of Arthur Cross-Najafi, Lane Barrett, Aaron Zollman and Brady Martin will be difficult to replace. They gave the Stars veteran leadership and consistent scoring. They knew how to race and – more importantly – how to prepare for a race.

“It’ll be pretty tough without those guys,” said BNL senior Connor Sosh. “We will really have to work at it. Making it to the state finals will be tough. But I think we’ve picked up where they left off.”

Sosh and junior Avery Denesha, the two who are back for more, will be counted upon to plug the gaps, with help from senior Kyle Hatfield and junior Drew Bailey. Hiles expects that core group to step to the forefront.

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