LAFAYETTE -- It all came down to Fear -- Faith Fear.
With Fear's time of 25:16, Greencastle topped Kankakee Valley at McCutcheon Stampede on Saturday.
"We won the meet with a tie breaker, involving Faith Fear our sixth place finisher," GHS coach Garry Anderson said. "She finished one spot ahead of the Kankakee's sixth place finisher."
Greencastle won the meet with 61 points with Colleen Weatherford leading the Lady Tiger Cubs with a fourth place finish with a time of 22:35 while Sara Culler finished 11th with a time of 23:30 and Emily Gill finished right behind her in 12th with a time of 23:36 Kayla Cash rounded out the top 20 for Greencastle with a 19th place finish with a time of 24:44.
"Colleen was our leader with her fourth place finish and we nearly placed our first five runners in the top 20," Anderson said. "We were pleasantly surprised and excited about winning the meet against Kankakee Valley, Benton Central and McCutcheon. Those teams have very strong programs and KV was state finalist team last season.
"This was a run on what I would call the old fashion type of course," Anderson said. "It had ditches you hade to jump over, wooded areas to run and weave through, extreme hills, flat portions along with narrow and sharp turn ways," Anderson added.
Despite the rough terrain, Anderson said that he had girls turn in some impressive times.
"Emily Crawley ran her best time of the season and that is something that she has done in our first three meets," Anderson said. "I think this was a good course for Sara Culler, Faith Fear and Colleen Weatherford. They just attacked the hills and worked their way through the obstacles as if they had run the course before."
Crawley finished the meet in 35th place with a time of 26:10.00. Jasmine Dwigans finished 21st with a time of 23:51.00 while Ivonne Martinez finished in 34th with a time of 26:09.
Greencastle is back in action on Thursday when they take part in the Eagle Medley at South Putnam at 4:30 p.m.
Team Results -- 1. Greencastle 61, 2. Kankakee Valley 61, 3. Benton Central 67 ,4. McCutcheon 76 ,5. Kouts 92, 6. Clinton Prairie 143, 7. Frontier --, 8. Central Catholic --, 9. Indpls Manual -- , 10. North Montgomery --
Individuals Results -- 1. Bennett, Courtney - KOU 21:29.35, 2. Mak Hoffman, Sara - BC 21:44.44, 3. Sytsma, Felicia - KV 21:46.50, 4. Weatherford, Colleen - GRE 22:35.00, 5. Solomon, Allison - MCC 22:50.00, 6. Spencer, Suzan - CC 22:53.00, 7. Hamstra, Tara - KOU 22:59.00, 8. Crane, Abbi - BC 23:03.00, 9. Chevrette, Breanne - KV 23:07.00, 10. Mak Hoffman, Hayley - BC 23:10.00, 11. Culler, Sara - GRE 23:30.00, 12. Gill, Emily - GRE 23:36.00, 13. Osborn, Kelsey - KV 23:49.00, 14. Maxwell, Rianne - MCC 24:12.00, 15. Mason, Kayla - MCC 24:15.00, 16. Henning, Natalie - KV 24:28.00, 17. Schrock, Stephanie - CP 24:32.00, 18. Fenoglio, Anna - CC 24:33.00, 19. Cash, Kayla - GRE 24:44.00 , 20. Pilotte, Jessica - MCC 24:46.00
Other Greencastle finishers -- 21. Jasmine Dwigans - 23:51.0, 25. Faith Fear - 25:16.0, 34. Ivonne Martinez - 26:09.0, 35. Emily Crawley - 26:10.0
Next Meet -- Greencastle is back in action on Thursday when they take part in the Eagle Medley at South Putnam at 4:30 p.m.