Roush advances to semi-state
LIGONIER â€” 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 weekâ€™s semi-state meet at New Haven â€”Â 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 sheâ€™s been improving with every meet.
â€śShe was very strong, very focused, very controlled ... very good,â€ť Fahl said.
Though Roushâ€™s personal record is 18:14, she knocked three seconds off her season best, 18:55, and is continuing to improve.
â€śI felt really good,â€ť Roush said.
Roush edged out 2012â€™s state runner-up in the 1,600-meter run, Abigail Hostetler, by four seconds.
â€śSheâ€™s got her work cut out for her next week,â€ť Fahl said. â€śAs long as she continues to train hard and keeps up the good work, she should go to the state finals.â€ť
For results from Columbia City's Evan Harney, Columbia City's girls team and Churubusco's boys, see Monday's Edition of The Post & Mail.
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