Loichingers Lead After First 2018 SIRC-it Race

The Southeastern Indiana Racing Circuit series began Saturday at the Indian Trails 5K in Milan.

(Milan, Ind.) - A brother and sister duo sit atop the leaderboards after the first race in the 2018 Southeast Indiana Racing Circuit.

The SIRC-it is a series of five 5K races around the region, with runners competing for the combined lowest time. Each of the races raise funds for local school cross country running programs.

The first leg was ran Saturday morning at the Indian Trails 5K in Milan. Ean Loichinger, 14, of Batesville, won the 3.1 mile race handily with a time of 16:20. In second place overall was Ian Dickey, 18, of Sunman, at 18:00.

Another Loichinger was the best female in the race. Elizabeth Loichinger, 16, of Batesville, was 10th overall with a time of 20:35. Close behind her was Lily Pinckley, 14, of Oldenburg, in 12th overall at 20:44.

Last year’s SIRC-It champions were Lawrenceburg 41-year-old Justin Noppert and Sunman 16-year-old Lauren Greiwe. Noppert did not run at Milan on Saturday. Greiwe did, placing sixth among females at 22:20.

Full results from the Indian Trails 5K can be found on Stuart Road Racing’s website. The event included 80 runners and as walkers.

The next race in the 2018 SIRC-it is the Trojan Trot 5K in St. Leon on Saturday, July 14 at 8:30 a.m. Runners must compete in all five of the SIRC-it races to be eligible for the championship.

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