Greenwood's Allie Dalton, front, and Center Grove's Valerie Clark and Whiteland's Danielle Muse are among Johnson County's top runners heading into Tuesday's boys and girls cross country sectional at Franklin. Photo by Steve McClure
Five kilometers of strategy and lung-searing effort stand between competitors at the Franklin Community Sectional and having a number pinned to their uniform at Saturday’s Greensburg Regional.
Like the course on which it is run, both girls and boys cross-country team competitions appear wide open.
Only Center Grove’s girls, at No. 22, cling to any sort of state recognition. But if the Trojans are to capture a second consecutive sectional title, and the 10th in program history, they literally must keep a step ahead of Greenwood and its outstanding freshman, Allie Dalton.