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New Coach, Same Goals: Cross country coaches and athletes discuss the legacy of old head coach and plans with the new one.

New Coach, Same Goals: Cross country coaches and athletes discuss the legacy of old head coach and plans with the new one.

Ben Traylor, Sports Reporter

August 16, 2017

This seventh consecutive state championship, as well as a fourth-place finish in the 2016 Nike Cross Nationals, Mark Ellington of the women’s cross country team will not be returning this upcoming season as Head Coach, citing family reasons to retire after eight years. “Being a high school head coach could very...

Rerunning the route: The women’s cross-country team will take on Ssectional in Noblesville tomorrow

Rerunning the route: The women’s cross-country team will take on Ssectional in Noblesville tomorrow

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October 10, 2014

Tomorrow morning,  senior Anna Schmitz along with seniors Haley and Kelsey Harris will line up to compete in the Cross-Country Sectional tournament together. The race will take place at White River Elementary School in Noblesville and will begin at 10:30 a.m. According to head coach Mark Ellington, the ...

Women’s cross-country ends season with fourth place finish at Nike Cross Nationals, looks forward to next season

Women’s cross-country ends season with fourth place finish at Nike Cross Nationals, looks forward to next season

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December 13, 2013

The women’s cross country team finished their season with a fourth place finish at the Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) meet. Top finishers for Carmel were Kelcy Welch in 14th place, Kelsey Harris in 64th and Haley Harris in 83rd. For the past four years, Carmel has placed in the top ten at this event....

Women’s cross-country team prepares for Nike Cross Nationals (NXN)

Women’s cross-country team prepares for Nike Cross Nationals (NXN)

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November 28, 2013

After qualifying for Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) in Portland, OR by winning the Midwest Nike Cross Regionals (NXR) in Terre Haute, the women’s cross country team takes their preparation to the next level. NXN will take place on Dec. 7 and will feature teams from all around the country. For the past...

Women’s cross-country team enters second half of State tournament

Women’s cross-country team enters second half of State tournament

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October 24, 2013

After claiming the Brebeuf Regional title, Carmel looks onto the second half of the State tournament beginning with the IHSAA Semistate on Oct. 26 at 11:00 a.m. The meet will be taking place at Northview Christian Life Church here in Carmel. “This is my last meet at home,” varsity runner and se...

Women’s cross-country team to participate in Brebeuf Regional

Women’s cross-country team to participate in Brebeuf Regional

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October 21, 2013

After winning both the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) meet and the Noblesville Sectional, Carmel looks for a win at the Brebeuf Regional to move on to the Carmel Semistate and eventually to State. “We are now entering the most rigorous part of the season,” Head Coach Mark Ellington s...

Women's cross-country team prepares for the state tournament

Women's cross-country team prepares for the state tournament

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October 1, 2013

Starting Oct. 9, the women’s cross-country team will begin its trek to another state title. The team first goes to Ben Davis for the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference (MIC) Championships. Following this meet, the team starts the State Tournament. Major competitors of Carmel include: Avon,...

Women’s cross-country team to remain focus as season ends, tournament begins

Women’s cross-country team to remain focus as season ends, tournament begins

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September 19, 2013

As the regular season ends for the women’s cross-country team, runners start to prepare for the upcoming tournament ending with the state championship meet in Terre Haute. “We are definitely on track to meet our state title goal,” Head Coach Mark Ellington said. “Despite the early season loss t...

Winners of three consecutive State titles, women’s cross-country feels need to succeed

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September 12, 2013

Seven a.m., Saturday: Gina Genco, varsity women’s cross-country runner and senior, is already up and preparing for the day’s race while most of Carmel sleeps. Even though her race is three hours away, her training and past experiences have taught her that it is never too early to prepare. She has...

Women's cross country team will run at State Preview Meet on Sept. 7

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September 4, 2013

On Sept. 7, the women’s cross country team will be competing at the Laverne Gibson Course in Terre Haute for the State Preview Meet. Also competing will be Hamilton South Eastern, one of Carmel’s biggest rivals in the state for all sports. Carmel is currently ranked Number-1 in the state. This year’s...

Athletes, coaches learn to cope with summer heat during training

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August 14, 2013

Last fall was one to remember. Not only it was scorching hot, but also it rarely rained. While many sports teams practice during the fall, they also have to adjust to practicing in hot weather. As athletes such as Michael George, cross-country runner and senior, keep last fall fresh in their minds, they...

Women’s cross-country team wins third consecutive championship, aspires to work for next season

Women’s cross-country team wins third consecutive championship,  aspires to work for next season

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November 8, 2012

The women’s cross-country team won its third State championship at Terre Haute on Oct. 27. Carmel won with 66 points followed by runner-up West Lafayette with 147 points; Columbus North, 158; Franklin Central, 160; and HSE rounding out the top 5 with 173 points. Head Coach Mark Ellington said that...