BNL’s Flinn, Wever chasing
invitations to the state finals
By Justin Sokeland
Bedford North Lawrence’s Carrie Flinn and Joslyn Wever will have to run like the wind to be free again.
The BNL duo will compete as individuals in the IHSAA semistate race at Brown County on Saturday morning. The top 10 individuals who are not members of the six qualifying teams will advance to the state finals in Terre Haute on Nov. 1.
Flinn is making her second straight appearance in the field. She finished 110th in the event as a sophomore, crossing in 21:25.5, almost two minutes off the cut line. Wever is a freshman whose long gait matches the strides she has made during her rookie campaign.
Both qualified during the regional at BNL. Wever crossed in 20:42.6 while Flinn grabbed the final individual spot – slipping inside the bubble for the second year in a row – in 21:52.5. The countertop-flat course at Brown County is conducive to faster times, but they would need personal-best times – if not school-record performances – to compete for one of the invitations to the next and final level.