Bellmont wins boys race at Bi-County, Norwell takes girls

Dane Fuelling
Sports Editor

Bellmont won their second race in four days of the 2020 season by finishing with three of the top four two-man teams in the boys Bi-County conditioner race at Southern Wells Tuesday.
The top pair of Isaac Fuelling and Jordan Garlinger won the event with a combined time of 31:54, 69 seconds ahead of teammates Brett Johnson and Deion Guise. Another minute behind that team was the leading group from South Adams of Clancy McIntire and Race Anderson at 34:06.
Finishing in fourth place in the boys race were Dobie Litchfield and Henry Kukelhan with a time of 34:55.
"This is always a fun meet to run,” said senior Isaac Fuelling afterwards of the oddly-formatted Tuesday night race.“ Jordan and I always look forward to running together and not against and that is the cool thing about it."
Norwell finished second in the team race with sixth and seventh-place finishes, while South Adams was third. Adams Central finished in fifth in the six-team event.
The top team for Adams Central was Arnold/Connelley at 36:34.
Adams Central and Bellmont will both compete at the Marion Invite at Indiana Wesleyan University Saturday, while South Adams will race in Greenville, Ohio.

Norwell wins, AC takes second, Bellmont third in girls race
Norwell took the top two spots on the girls side, followed by the South Adams pair of McKenzie Sturwold and Megan Miller, who ran a combined 38:54, 67 seconds behind the leaders.
Adams Central’s top team finished in fifth, with Marissa Van De Weg and Olivia Reynolds teaming up for a 40:37 time. Two minutes behind them were Gabi Landis and Avree Armes. Abby Jauregui and Brooke Fruechte finished in 11th place at 43:20.
The sophomore tandem of Rachel Bleke and Ellen Scott finished at the top of the list for Bellmont, taking seventh place overall and finishing at 41:39. Faith Morris and Lillie Gearheart were three minutes back of Scott and Bleke, finishing 14th.
South Adams only had two finishing pairs and did not score as a team in the event.