Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

May 9, 2013

North, South track teams compete in MHC

Nick Gonnella
Greensburg Daily News

Waldron — The North Decatur and South Decatur track and field teams competed in the Mid-Hoosier Conference track and field championships Tuesday night. Waldron hosted the nine-team tournament.

North Decatur’s girls took second place with 93.5 points, while South Decatur’s boys took fifth with 56 points. South’s girls took eight with 22 points, and North’s boys took eighth with 35.

Eastern Hancock won the girls conference championship with 163 points. Winning for the boys, in a tie, were Indian Creek and Eastern Hancock with 119 apiece.

Highlighting the night for the North girls, senior Jenna Meyer and freshman Megan Hoover each turned in conference-winning performances. Hoover won the one-mile (5:44.01) and two-mile runs (12:35.76). Meyer tallied an MHC title in the discus.

Hoover placed second in the 800-meter run with a personal best of 2:29.12, and anchored the 4x800 relay team to a third-place finish.

In all, Hoover was involved in 34 of the 93.5 team points.

Jenna Meyer broke her previous school record in the shot put by two feet to place second in the shot with a 37-09.5. Meyer also won the discus, making her an 18-point contributor.

The North 4x100-meter relay team of Carmen Zavala, senior Katie Stevens, Laura Haunert and senior Veronica Yager, took fifth place with a time of 56.87. The 4x400 relay was fifth with a PR of 4:44.75 (Baili Ewing, Stevens, Kaylee Rosenbach and Haunert). The 4x800 of Emily Kissel, Haunert, Hoover and Yager placed third (11:29).

Allie Louder placed fourth in the discus (92-01).

Veronica Yager took sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:17.89, a personal best.

Carmen Zavala placed in two events for North. She was sixth in the 100 dash (14.03) and sixth in the 200 (29.61), which was a PR. Laura Haunert also was sixth in the 400 dash (1:10.45).

Rosenbach placed fifth in the 100 hurdles (18.70) and fifth in the high jump (four feet, eight inches). Ewing took fifth in the long jump (13-09.5).

Katie Stevens set a PR in the 200 (30.14).

Setting a PR in the 1600 was Emily Scott, 7:05.73. Nicole Scott had a PR of 19:25.32.

North’s Nielsen sets school record

Highlighting the outing for the North boys, Kevin Nielsen led the Chargers again as their lone conference champion. He contributed to 22 of the boys’ 35 team points. Nielsen won the 100m dash with a PR time of 11.58. He also set the new school record in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.79, previously held by Bryce Cook, to place third. Nielsen took sixth in the high jump (5-06) and anchored the 4x400 relay team to a sixth-place finish.

All six Decatur County relay teams scored points by placing. The South 4x100 relay of Chris Johannigman, Chris Meadows, Josh Campos and Randall Canady, took fourth (46.81). The South 4x800 relay of Meadows, Justyn Clark, Sam Studler and Tristin Ralph, took fifth in 9:17.83.

The North 4x400 relay of Brady Holloway, Curtis Hillebrand, Nielsen and Winston Miley, took sixth with a personal-best of 3:53.88. The North 4x800 relay of Hollway, Curtis Hillebrand, Eric Moorman and senior Kaleb Kramer, took sixth with a PR time of 9:33.87.

North’s 4x100 relay of Brian Malone, Derek Hocker, senior Nick Gehrich and Miley was seventh in 50.13.

The South 4x400 team of Jarod Wagner, Campos, Sam Studler and Tristin Ralph, was seventh in 4:17.85.

For North’s boys, Nick Gehrich placed eighth in the discus throw with a mark of 117-09.

Hillebrand set two PR’s. He placed eighth in the 400 dash (57.11) and ran PR of 25.26 in the 200. Brian Malone added a PR of 26.26 in the 200.

Kaleb Kramer tallied a PR of 2:33.94 in the 800. Derek Hocker set a PR in the 300 hurdles (53.17).

Two Charger boys placed in the 1600. Brady Holloway set a PR of 5:05.61 for seventh, while Eric Moorman was eighth in 5:13.30. Moorman was sixth in the 3200 in 11:42.86.

Gage Acton set a PR in the 3200 in 12:04.94.

For South’s boys, Campos took second in the 200-meter dash finals in 24.27. Luke May placed second in the discus with a mark of 132-09, and fourth in the shot put (39-08.5).

Chris Meadows placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (17.44), and sixth in the 300 hurdles (44.81). Byron Haley placed sixth (17.87), and Tyler Wamsley took eighth (45.60).

Sam Studler took fifth in the 400 dash in 55.45.

Randall Canady placed sixth in the 200 (24.65) and eighth in the 100 (12.27).

Shea Ogle took eighth in the shot put (38-05.5).

For the South girls, Paige Wilmer ran a personal best in the 100, running for third place in 13.76. She set a PR in the 300-meter hurdles (59.60, eighth), and placed fifth in the long jump (13-11.5) Ashley Hamilton tallied a fifth-place personal best in the mile run (6:20.17) and a seventh-place PR in the 800 (2:49.69). Hamilton also placed seventh in the 3200 (14:23.16).

Olivia Watkins took eighth in the 100 hurdles.

Anekah Bower tallied a PR in the shot put. Tearra Taylor notched a PR in the discus, a 78-02.5, and Lexie Armand posted a PR of 28-01 in the shot put.

Boys team standings:  1. Indian Creek 119; 2. Eastern Hancock 119; 3. Waldron 103; 4. Morristown 60; 5. South Decatur 56; 6(t). Edinburgh 39; 6(t). Hauser 39; 8. North Decatur 35; 9. Southwestern Shelby 12.

Girls team standings:  1. Eastern Hancock 163; 2. North Decatur 93.5; 3. Indian Creek 76.5; 4. Southwestern Shelby 70; 5. Hauser 49; 6. Waldron 47; 7. Morristown 35; 8. South Decatur 22; 9. Edinburgh 20.

Combined team scores:  1. Eastern Hancock 282; 2. Indian Creek 195.5; 3. Waldron 150; 4. North Decatur 128.5; 5. Morristown 95; 6. Hauser 88; 7. Southwestern Shelby 82; 8. South Decatur 78; 9. Edinburgh 59.

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