Brahm sets school record

Season ends for cross country teams

The girls and boys cross country teams both finished their seasons over fall break. Both teams advanced to regionals and a few girls advanced to semi-state.

Senior Connie Brahm broke a Ben Davis record with a time of 18:53 to punch her ticket to semi-state, where her season sadly ended.

“Connie leads this team daily not only as our first runner, but also by example.  Connie always puts the team first. Connie holds herself to high expectations and helps keep her teammates accountable.  She is positive and uplifting,” coach Erin Toothman said.

The girls team finished sixth overall in regionals, but Connie Brahm, Bente Sommer, and Martiza Rogriguez advanced to semi-state. Semi-state was Brahm’s last race as a Ben Davis Giant.

“Connie will be missed greatly. She is a four- year varsity runner and now holds the school record for the 5k in 18:53.  She has been our number 1 runner the past two years, and while it hurt to lose her as a number runner it will be hard to replace her leadership skills as well,” Toothman said.

The boys team finished third in sectionals to advance to regionals, but came in eighth in regionals.

David Behrmann came in fourth overall in the sectional with a 16:23 time. Cameron Peck came in ninth overall in the sectional with a time of 16:52.

In the regional Noah Pumphery finished 34th overall with a time of 17:08. The best finish by Ben Davis.

Both coaches are looking for nothing but improvement from their underclassmen and are hoping to bring home a state championship in the years to come in cross country.