Boys Cross Country
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Columbus North senior John Sluys has been selected to the 2018 Indiana All-Star team in cross country.
The Indiana group will compete against teams from Illinois, Michigan and Ohio in a Mideast All-Star Meet on Nov. 17 at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering, Ohio. The meet began in 1987 and has been held every year since on the third Saturday of November. It is a meet matching top seniors from each state.
Sluys, who placed 22nd in the IHSAA state meet in 16:17.1, earned all-state status for that performance. Earlier this fall, Sluys was a sectional champion in 16:44.35, a regional champion in 16:03.30 and placed ninth in the semi-state in 16:09.3.
In addition, Columbus North girls cross country coach Rick Sluder will serve as one of the Indiana coaches for the event.
This year’s Indiana roster follows.
>> Boys: Brennan Butche, Mississinewa; Mitchell Gits, LaPorte; Ethan Goddard, Avon; Austin Haskett, Edgewood; Isaiah Hollars, Bloomington North; Nate Kaiser, Tell City; Ethan Meyer, Fishers; Nick Perkins, Roncalli; Mitchell Rans, Caston; Ryan Ruppert, Homestead; Ian Shaw, Bloomington South; John Sluys, Columbus North.
>> Girls: Lulu Black, Hamilton Southeastern; Jordyn Boyer, Lowell; Abby Green, Carroll (Fort Wayne); Maggie Gutwein, Twin Lakes; Megan Hathaway, Carroll (Fort Wayne); Ellie Jankowski, Penn; Kayla McCulloch, East Noble; Jada Reedus, Franklin Central; Mary Schultz, West Lafayette; Elizabeth Stanhope, Pike; Ellie Tate, West Lafayette; Emma Tate, West Lafayette.
>> Coaches: Jay White, Portage, head coach. Assistants: Paige Brunner, Oak Hill; Melissa Hagerman, Pendleton Heights; Jayson Rigsby, Carmel; Rick Sluder, Columbus North; Ricke Stucker, Kokomo.
Sluys is the 25th Columbus North athlete to compete in the Mideast meet over the years. Previous athletes from Columbus North in the meet were with their name (year and time):
>> Boys – Greg Albert (1991, 15:53); Corbin Brooks (2009, 15:59); Eric Cave (2005, 16:48); Andrew Diehn (2011, 16:23); Ryan Dixon (2003, 16:19); Joe Eckerly (1998, 15:48); Ryan Hutton (2002, 16:06); Christopher Kelsey (2011, DNR); Gabe Ocasio (2010, 16:04); Evan Scruton (2009, 15:54); Michael Sublette (2011, 16:14); Christian Wagner (2003 champion, 15:16).
>> Girls – Rachel Brougher (2016, 19:43); Caitlin Burke (2008, 19:57); Julie Eckerly (2003, 18:07); Allison Grana (2010, 18:55); Tess Harden (1993, 20:44); Amy Neff (1992, 19:51); Lauren Pence (2002, 18:55); Siri Retrum (2009, 19:27); Jessica Richardson (2010, 18:52); Rachael Sollman (2012, 18:45); Virginia Steilberg (2009, 19:51); Michelle Stillabower (1992, 20:58).