LIGONIER ‚ÄĒ Local cross country runners competed in the West Noble Regional Saturday in Ligonier.
While 15 Whitley County harriers entered the regional, only one is advancing to next week‚Äôs semi-state meet at New Haven ‚ÄĒ¬†Columbia City junior Samantha Roush.
Roush placed third in the girls race with a season-best time, 18:52.81.
Roush suffered a preseason injury, and Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said she‚Äôs been improving with every meet.
‚ÄúShe was very strong, very focused, very controlled ... very good,‚ÄĚ Fahl said.