Boys Varsity Cross Country · Regional meet ends in confusion and disappointment


  Place Points
Crown Point High School 1st 49
Lake Central High School 2nd 87
Munster High School 3rd 99
Lowell High School 6th 133

It seemed like a great day, the boys cross-country team had just secured their 23rd straight semi-state birth, and celebrated reaching the milestone. As usual the team was led by Jackson Bakker (6th) and Ben Keeton (18th), while the rest of the boys ran in a tight pack separated by only 20-seconds. Hours later, it was learned that several mistakes were made when calculating the team scores. As it turned out, the boys did not advance to the semi-state round of the state tournament – for the first time since 1998. Despite that disappointment, Bakker & Keeton move on as individuals to compete at the semi-state meet.