Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

April 4, 2013

South track opens against Chargers, Lions

Nick Gonnella
Greensburg Daily News

Westport — The track and field season officially began for the North Decatur and South Decatur squads Tuesday in Westport.

The Rushville girls won the meet, beating North Decatur 92-48.5. South’s squad of 12 girls was third with 12.5 points.

Freshman Megan Hoover led the Lady Chargers with commanding wins in the 1600-meter and 800-meter runs, as well as anchoring the 4X800 and 4x400 relay teams to second place finishes behind Rushville. Hoover won the 1600 in a time of 6:05 and the 800 in 2:50.

Senior Jenna Meyer led the Lady Charger throwers. Despite weather conditions that have limited practice, Meyer won the discus with a throw of 99-10 and took second in shot put with a distance of 32-04.

Freshman Baili Ewing also won the long jump with a distance of 14-04.5.

All relays finished second behind Rushville.

4x800:  Emily Kissel, Nicole Scott, Emily Scott, and Megan Hoover.

4x100:  Carmen Zavala, Laura Haunert, Baili Ewing, and Katie Stevens.

4x400:  Katie Stevens, Baili Ewing, Laura Haunert, and Megan Hoover.

Individual second-place finishers:  Carmen Zavala in the 100 dash; Laura Haunert in the 200 dash.

Other 3rd place finishers were:  Baili Ewing in the 400m run; Emily Scott in 3200m run.

4th place finishers were:  Erica Wilson in both hurdles; Katie Stevens in the 100 dash; Emily Kissel in the 400 run; Carmen Zavala in the 200 dash and long jump; Allie Louder in the shot put and discus.

Sophomore Olivia Watkins tallied a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles, clocking a 20.06 to lead her team. Watkins took third in the 300 hurdles, clocking a 1:05.12 - less than a half-second from second place.

Junior Emily Mapes clocked a 7:43.87 in the 1600 run, for fourth place.

South’s 4x800 and 4x100 relays each took third place.



May’s throwing leads Cougar boys

Rushville’s boys beat the second-place South boys 111-31. North’s boys were third with 13 points.

Luke May paced South’s boys. May won the discus throw with a distance of 125 feet, five inches. He took second in the shot put with a mark of 38-05.

Sam Studler placed second in the high jump with a mark of 5-06. Studler was third in the 400-meter run in 56.85 seconds.

Randall Canady was third in the 200 dash in 25.30 and Chris Johannigman was fourth in 27.43.

Byron Haley clocked a 19.74 for third in the 110 hurdles, while Tyler Wamsley clocked a 20.08 for fourth. Meadows took third in the 300 hurdles in 46.50 and Wamsley was fourth in 50.18.

North boys placings:

2nd place:  4x400 relay team of Curtis Hillebrand, Brian Malone, Brady Holloway, and Kevin Nielsen.

3rd place finishers:  Evan Wallpe in the discus with a 102-09; Eric Moorman in the 1600m run with a 5:26.

4th place finishers:  Kevin Nielsen in 100 in 12.28 and high jump in 5-04; Brady Holloway in 1600 in 5:30; Curtis Hillebrand in 400 in 1:04; Eric Moorman in 3200 run in 11:59; Derek Hocker in the long jump with 17-01.5.

The Chargers will host Eastern Hancock Thursday (tonight) at 5 p.m., while South will host Hauser at 4:30 p.m.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.