Although the 2018 cross country season is relatively new, it has become evident that in this area the freshmen runners are very prominent. Leading the way for all male runners in the area is freshman Ean Loichinger of Batesville. Batesville also has freshmen Benjamin Moster high on the list. At East Central Michael Schwebach, freshman, is also one of their top runners.On the girls side, the area’s top runner is sophomore Brenna Hanna of Greensburg. Other young top girls’ runners include Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling, Sarah Ripperger, and Katie Olsen of Batesville. Jac-Cen-Del’s top 2 runners are freshmen as well. They are Cloey Simon and Kayla Simon.I want to add that there are many juniors and seniors who are also running very well, but for some reason this year the area cross country is blessed with excellent young runners.