Wiley takes sectional title as Lady Vikes qualify for regional

Huntington North sophomore Addy Wiley (left) competes in the Marion Girls' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion. Wiley won the individual title to lead the Lady Vikes to second place, good enough to qualify them for regional next week.
Huntington North sophomore Addy Wiley (left) competes in the Marion Girls' Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion. Wiley won the individual title to lead the Lady Vikes to second place, good enough to qualify them for regional next week. Photo by Steve Clark.

Sophomore Addy Wiley won the individual crown to lead Huntington North High School to a regional-qualifying second place finish at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Sectional on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Indiana Wesleyan in Marion.

Wiley crossed the finish line in 18:16.5 for the 5K to top Mollie Gamble of Oak Hill by a little more than three seconds.

Junior Hanna Whitney backed up Wiley’s performance by placing fourth in 19:53.2 and fellow senior Meg McDonald claimed eighth in 20:48.4.  

Sophomore Anna Guerre took 15th in 22:07.5 and junior Leslie Zook placed 20th in 23:15 to explain the Lady Vikings’ total of 48 points.

Oak Hill won the team race with a score of 28. Mississinewa was third with 104 points, Blackford was fourth with 112 points and Madison-Grant was the fifth and final qualifier among the seven teams competing with a register of 135.

Regional will be back at IWU on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Completing the HNHS squad, senior Kendyl Coles placed 24th in 23:28.0 and junior Naomi Richison was 28th in 24:43.9.

The top 10 individuals whose teams did not advance also qualify to compete at regional.