Girls Varsity Cross Country · Girls XC wins New Prairie Semistate to advance to State Finals


  Place Points
West Lafayette High School 1st 93
Valparaiso High School 2nd 115
Harrison High School 3rd 162
Portage High School 4th 171
Lake Central High School 5th 185
Lowell High School 6th 189

Junior Haley Mansfield, senior Caroline Jordan, and sophomore Alli Steffey led the Red Devils to the team’s second consecutive New Prairie Semistate title and tenth straight trip to the IHSAA State Finals. The trio earned “All-Semistate” honors with finishes in the top 20 overall. Haley worked her way up to an impressive sixth place in a personal best of 19:04. Caroline and Alli were not far behind in eighth and 14th overall.

Sophomore Annabel Prokopy was the fourth Red Devil in 34th. Junior Amelia Simpson rounded out scorers in 43rd. Junior Abby Serra competed well to a 45th place finish and a new PR of 20:10. Annabel, Amelia, and Abby were the best #4/#5/#6 runners in the race. Senior Ellie Haq finished 103rd in her first Semistate.

The team will conclude the season next week at the IHSAA State Finals in Terre Haute. The girls race begins at 1:45pm.