I thought this was an excellent track season for the county teams.
The Shakamak girls compiled a 31-0 record in competition. They cruised to victory in the Southwest Indiana Athletic Conference meet, the Greene County Invitational, and the Keith Jones Classic at Clay City.
Sophomore Jaci Stone and senior Jacy Collins paced the Lady Lakers. Stone qualified for the Bloomington North Regional in four events, winning the 100-meter dash at the sectional, placing second in the 200-meter dash, third in the long jump and running a leg for Shakamak’s 4X100-meter relay team. Collins placed fourth in the 800-meter run to make the regional field and won the 800-, 1600-, and 3200-meter runs at both the SWIAC and county meets.
Both girls were honored Thursday night at the Shakamak School Board meeting. The board members noted they have brains to match their legs. Both girls made the Shakamak honor roll last semester.
The Lady Lakers were not the only team to do well. The Linton-Stockton boys also won the SWIAC, the county meet, and the Keith Jones Classic. Junior Vanessa Shafford qualified for the state in the discus.
White River Valley’s athletes also enjoyed a measure of success. Jailyn Lundy won the high jump at the Bloomington North Sectional, and Clayton Hoover made a monstrous throw to reach the state meet in the discus.
Eastern sent several athletes, both boys and girls, to the regional.
The Cardinals may not have gotten past the sectional, but Bloomfield’s athletes showed plenty of moxie as only five girls and three boys showed up to take the track for the Cards.
I’ve compiled a list of the top performer in each event for each school. Please let me know if there are any errors or omissions. I think I checked every meet this spring, but it’s not impossible I made a mistake. I know you all find that hard to believe.
Kudos to all the county runners, hurlers, and jumpers.
100-Meter Dash: Jaci Stone (S), 12.55; Brinli McCandless (L), 13.31; Aliyah Wetzel (E), 13.71; Baylee Wilson (WRV),13.78; Abby Hartzburg (B), 14.1.
200-Meter Dash: Jaci Stone (S), 25.9; Baylee Wilson (WRV), 28.30; Brinli McCandless (L), 29.18; Aliyah Wetzel (E), 30.19; Abby Hartzburg (B), 31.28.
400-Meter Dash: Farrah Young (E), 1:06.3; Jailyn Lundy (WRV), 1:03.65; Maike Voellinger (S), 1:06.85; Imagin Morgan (L), 1:08.51; Abby Hartzburg (B), 1:11.71.
800-Meter Run: Jacy Collins (S), 2:26.78; Addison George (E), 2:37.14; Sarah Cox (L), 2:46.74; Abby Hartzburg (B), 2:47.93. Addi Graves (WRV), 2:48.
1600-Meter Run: Jacy Collins (S), 5:48.64; Sierra Ford (E), 5:49.98 Hannah Walls (B), 5:55.90; Christiane Davis (WRV), 6:05.87; Crislyn Woods (L), 6:06.25.
3200-Meter Run: Jacy Collins (S), 12:43; Christiane Davis (WRV), 12:59.00; Sierra Ford (E), 13:01.84; Hannah Walls (B), 13:04.28; Crislyn Woods (L), 13:19.81.
100-Meter High Hurdles: Alexis Brunson (S), 18.1; Selah Honeycutt (WRV), 18.78; Taylor Flick (E), 18.75 Haley Rose (L), 19.10;.
300-Meter Low Hurdles: Selah Honeycutt (WRV), 54.11 Kyrstin Busenbark (S), 55.14; Taylor Flick (E), 55.50; Haley Rose (L), 57.30.
Pole Vault: Katryna Zimmerly (WRV), 8-0; Claire Hockman (L), 7-6; Abbi Gamble (S), 7-6.
High Jump: Jailyn Lundy (WRV), 5-4; Maike Voellinger (S), 4-10; Aloria Kines & Stinne Smedegaard (E), 4-6; Haley Rose (L), 4-10.
Long Jump: Jaci Stone (S), 16-9.5; Lillie Oliver (L), 15-1.75; Farrah Young (E), 15-4; Abby Hartzburg (B), 14-1.5; Raylee Davidson (WRV), 13-5.
Discus: Vanessa Shafford (L), 128-1; Alison Jones (WRV), 100-2; Kayla Pinnick (B), 94-9; Rachael Sparks (E), 90-3.5; Mariah Samm (S), 92-3/4.
Shot Put: Vanessa Shafford (L), 33-0; Kaylie Gayheart (WRV), 32-4.5; Rachael Sparks (E), 32-0; Mariah Samm (S), 31-3; Kayla Pinnick (B), 29-11.
4X100-Meter Relay: Shakamak (Phoenix Pena, Lyndsey Pierce, Mahayla Boram, Jaci Stone), 52.06; WRV (Lia Ragle, Raylee Davidson, Wilson, Mercedes Moore), 55.58; Eastern (Aliyah Wetzel, Alayna Tow, Baylee Perkins, Shelley Tarr), 56.31; Linton (Amelia Huffman, Ashtynn Powell, Brinli McCandless, Lillie Oliver), 56.32.
4X400-Meter Relay: Eastern, 3:57.71; WRV (Baylee Wilson, Selah Honeycutt, Sydney Stahl, Jailyn Lundy), 4:35.92; Shakamak (Moriah Messmer, Kyrstin Busenbark, Mahayla Boram, Maike Voellinger), 4:40.53; Linton, 4:57.
4X800-Meter Relay: Eastern (Jessica DeFord, Sierra Ford, Farrah Young, Addison George), 10:54.36; WRV (Christiane Davis, Patricia Solliday, Sydney Stahl, Jailyn Lundy), 11:04.62; Shakamak (Natalie Lang, Rebekah. Messmer, Jada Huff, Carly Reynolds), 11:42.16; Linton, 12:58.
100-Meter Dash: Lance Dyer (L), 11.18; Jaden Evans (E), 11.37; Jeff Oliver (WRV), 11.60; Hunter Neukam (B), 11.91; Jayce Barton (S), 12.5.
200-Meter Dash: Jaden Evans (E), 23.44; Jeff Oliver (WRV), 24.06; Gavin House (L), 24.27; Damien Lisman (S), 25.52; Hunter Neukam (B), 25.7.
400-Meter Dash: Jeff Oliver (WRV), 53.95; Issiah Thornton (E), 54.56 Gavin House (L), 55.63; Damien Lisman (S), 56.54.
800-Meter Run: Tanner Denham (WRV), 2:04.89; Will Valentine (E), 2:14.38; Justin Lane (S), 2:20.83; Austin Gordon (L), 2:22.16; Landen Myers (B), 2:24.05.
1600-Meter Run: Joe Records (WRV), 4:31.82; Jonathan Hayden (L), 4:57.21; Dustin Lester (E), 5:00.22; Landen Myers (B), 5:08.52; Adam Slater (S), 5:12.14.
3200-Meter Run: Joe Records (WRV), 10:25.57; Jonathan Hayden (L), 10:53.50; Dustin Lester (E), 11:01.02; Chris McDonald (S), 13:01.37.
110-Meter High Hurdles: Jaysce Skinner (E), 15.43; Luke Lannan (L), 16.07; Lane Charleton (WRV), 19.02; Michael Miller (S), 19.4.
300-Meter Low Hurdles: Luke Lannan (L), 41.64; Jaysce Skinner (E), 43.39; Hunter Neukam (B), 46.21; Michael Miller (S), 46.24; Timothy Miles Alejandro (WRV), 46.90.
Pole Vault: Evan Slover (L), 13-4; Isaac Hudson (E), 11-0; Caleb Fish (WRV), 9-6; Justin Lane (S), 7-0.
High Jump: Jaysce Skinner (E), 6-2; Sammy Robbins (L), 6-1; Tanner Denham (WRV), 5-6; Guyler Gorby (S), 5-6.
Long Jump: Lance Dyer (L), 20-3; Jaysce Skinner (E), 19-71/2; Shaun Gibson (WRV), 18-6; Hunter Neukam (B), 16-10; Jayce Barton (S), 16-5.5.
Discus: 1, Clayton Hoover (WRV), 156-11; Silas Robbins (L), 148-11; Gage Baker (E), 125-0; Guyler Gorby (S), 111-41/2; A.J. Sipes (B), 74-6.
Shot Put: Payton Jackson (WRV), 48-4; Silas Robbins (L), 47-11.50; Andrew Miller (S), 45-4; Gage Baker (E), 45-5; A.J. Sipes (B) 40-7.
4X100-Meter Relay: Linton (Kaulin Padgett, Jackson Lynn, Gavin House, Lance Dyer), 45.67; Eastern, 47.54; WRV (David Gamble, Lane Charleton, Caleb Fish, Shaun Gibson), 48.33; Shakamak (Trevor Ellingsworth, Brayson Shipman, Guyler Gorby, Jayce Barton), 47.7.
4X400-Meter Relay: WRV, 3:43.69; Linton (Gavin House, Trey Goodman, Jackson Lynn, Luke Lannan), 3:43.87; Eastern, 3:54.17; Shakamak (Michael Miller, James Swift, Jake May, Damien Lisman), 4:04.31.
4X800-Meter Relay: Eastern (Cory Cramer, Will Valentine, Layton Anderson, Dustin Lester), 8:39.58 WRV (Eli Crites, Blaine Gilstrap, Joe Records, Tanner Denham), 8:41.30; Linton (Samuel Feaster, Drew Smith, Eben McKee, Jonathan Hayden), 10:05.00; Shakamak (Logan Agee, Justin Lane, James Swift, Jordan Ray), 10:18.75.