Multiple Teams · Lions perform admirably in State Championships

Horizon Christian had the pleasure of hosting and competing in the 1st annual Indiana Christian and Homeschool State championships. The meet featured over 17 teams throughout 3 different classifications (Elementary, Jr. High, and High School).

The Elementary meet featured a 24th place finish by 3rd grader Izzy Taylor and 11th place finish by the girl’s team overall. The boys were highlighted by 3 top 15 finishes by Colton Kimble (4th), Caleb Day (12th), and Chandler Crook (13th). Asher McGaughey, a first grader, finished 16th overall. The boys team secured a 3rd place finish with their performance

Jr. High was a bright spot for the Lions as the girls featured 3 top 15 finishes by Layla Nivens (10th), Nora McGaughey (13th), and Jayde Crook (14th). Unfortunately, because there were only three runners, they placed 11th, but all of the girls performed admirably. Layla and Nora are 3rd and 5th graders respectively and have a very bright future ahead of them. The boys were Highlighted by a 1st place finish by Corban McGaughey, 11th place finish by Roman Hathaway and a 12th place finish by Alex Jones. The team finished 3rd after the strong performance.

Corban McGaughey has finished either 1st or 2nd in every meet he has been involved in this year culminating in a State Championship for the 8th grader. He looks to finish strong at the Midwest XC Championships this coming Saturday. (See Corban cross the finish line here: State Champion Corban McGaughey)

The Varsity XC team featured a 12th place finish by, Horizon’s only female runner, Katya Anderson. The boys featured two top 20 finishes with the Niven’s brothers (Kyler and Clay) finishing 11th and 19th respectfully. It was a great showing for all three runners.


Coach Doug Brown has done an excellent job with all of the cross country teams and continues to show his competence not only as a head coach, but, more importantly, a man of God. He continues to lead well and push his student-athletes to grow on and off of the course.