Cross Country Qualifies for State / Futter Semi-State Champion

Christian Academy School System | Christian Academy of Indiana | 2017 Cross Country | McKenna Cavanaugh
Christian Academy School System | Christian Academy of Indiana | 2017 Cross Country | Semi-State
Christian Academy School System | Christian Academy of Indiana | 2017 Cross Country | Caleb Futter

Saturday marked a couple of major accomplishments for the CAI Cross Country team. For the first time in program history, the entire boys team has qualified for the State Meet. This also marks the first boys program in school history to make it to this stage. Overall, the team finished 3rd at Semi-State, missing out on 2nd by just two points. 

Another notable moment from the Semi-State meet was Caleb Futter. Caleb raced to the finish line in a time of 15:08, which put him in the top spot as the Semi-State Individual Champion! Coming in 4th was Skylar Stidam and in the 18th spot was Bryce Dunn. 

The lone runner on the girls side was McKenna Cavanaugh, who ran a solid race, placing 16th overall with a time of 18:47.3. This placement was good enough to qualify her for the State Meet. As a junior, it’s notable to mention that this will be McKenna ’s third consecutive trip to the Cross Country State Meet! 

The State Meet takes place this Saturday in Terre Haute at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course (Wabash Valley Sports Center, 599 S. Tabortown Road, Terre Haute, IN). The boys race at 1 p.m. and McKenna will run at 1:45 p.m.