Greensburg Daily News
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.