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Munster HIgh School's and Tom Bolanowski 17, (61) and teammate Ryan Kritzer 17, (70) finish first and second in the Rudy Skorupa Cross Country Invite at Lake Central High School on Aug. 31 in St. John. | John Smierciak/For the Post-Tribune

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Better, but not good enough for Guerrero

Hobart’s Celena Guerrero surprised herself at Lowell’s Bob Thomas Invite on Saturday, finishing second and breaking her own school record with a new personal record of 18:45.

“That was the best I’ve ever felt after any of my races with the exception of the state meet my freshman year,” Guerrero said. “I didn’t realize it was that fast of a time when I finished. I thought maybe I ran in the low 19s. This was a confidence-builder for me today, because it showed me I could run like I did when I was a freshman again.”

Even though Guerrero ran a great race, she was still 36 seconds behind LaPorte’s Elena Lancioni, who won with her personal and school record time of 18:09.

P-T Girls Top 5

1. LaPorte; 2. Portage; 3. Valparaiso; 4. Lake Central; 5. Chesterton

Girls runner of the week

Elena Lancioni, LaPorte

The talented senior broke her own school record once again with a personal-best time of 18:15 at last week’s Lafayette Harrison Invite. Remarkably, she already eclipsed that mark at Saturday’s Bob Thomas Invite, breaking her own school record again with a new PR of 18:09.

— Correspondent John O’Malley

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Kritzer’s emergence sparking Mustangs

Munster junior Ryan Kritzer continues to develop as one of the top runners in the NCC. During Saturday’s Bob Thomas Invite, Kritzer finished in third place with a time of 15:52, the first Mustang across the finish line.

Along with talented senior Tom Bolanowski, Kritzer’s continued development gives Munster a formidable one-two punch atop their lineup.

“He’s stepped it up big time,” Munster coach Aaron Brown said of Kritzer. “He’s made a big-time jump between last and this year and that’s been real helpful; not to� have just one guy up there, but to have two. It boosts the whole team up.”

P-T Boys Top 5

1. Valparaiso 2. Crown Point;
3. Munster; 4. Lake Central;
5. Hobart

Boys runner of the Week

Anthony Didion, LaPorte

It was a week of first-place finishes for the Slicers’ top runner. The senior was the top finisher during Tuesday’s hot and humid dual meet with Crown Point, with a time of 16:53. Then, on a much cooler Saturday morning, his time of 15:41 captured the Bob Thomas Invite.

— Correspondent Dave Melton

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Updated: October 16, 2013 6:55AM



Better, but not good enough for Guerrero

Hobart’s Celena Guerrero surprised herself at Lowell’s Bob Thomas Invite on Saturday, finishing second and breaking her own school record with a new personal record of 18:45.

“That was the best I’ve ever felt after any of my races with the exception of the state meet my freshman year,” Guerrero said. “I didn’t realize it was that fast of a time when I finished. I thought maybe I ran in the low 19s. This was a confidence-builder for me today, because it showed me I could run like I did when I was a freshman again.”

Even though Guerrero ran a great race, she was still 36 seconds behind LaPorte’s Elena Lancioni, who won with her personal and school record time of 18:09.

P-T Girls Top 5

1. LaPorte; 2. Portage; 3. Valparaiso; 4. Lake Central; 5. Chesterton

Girls runner of the week

Elena Lancioni, LaPorte

The talented senior broke her own school record once again with a personal-best time of 18:15 at last week’s Lafayette Harrison Invite. Remarkably, she already eclipsed that mark at Saturday’s Bob Thomas Invite, breaking her own school record again with a new PR of 18:09.

— Correspondent John O’Malley

Kritzer’s emergence sparking Mustangs

Munster junior Ryan Kritzer continues to develop as one of the top runners in the NCC. During Saturday’s Bob Thomas Invite, Kritzer finished in third place with a time of 15:52, the first Mustang across the finish line.

Along with talented senior Tom Bolanowski, Kritzer’s continued development gives Munster a formidable one-two punch atop their lineup.

“He’s stepped it up big time,” Munster coach Aaron Brown said of Kritzer. “He’s made a big-time jump between last and this year and that’s been real helpful; not to� have just one guy up there, but to have two. It boosts the whole team up.”

P-T Boys Top 5

1. Crown Point; 2. Munster; 3. Lake Central; 4. Hobart

Boys runner of the Week

Anthony Didion, LaPorte

It was a week of first-place finishes for the Slicers’ top runner. The senior was the top finisher during Tuesday’s hot and humid dual meet with Crown Point, with a time of 16:53. Then, on a much cooler Saturday morning, his time of 15:41 captured the Bob Thomas Invite.

— Correspondent Dave Melton



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