TRACK AND FIELD
North girls win invite
The Columbus North girls track team won the North JV Invitational on Thursday.
The Bull Dogs scored 129 points to 84 for Center Grove, 21 for Columbus East and 10 for Seymour. Center Grove edged the North boys 105-104 for the title, while East finished with 32 and Seymour had three.
Winners for the Bull Dog girls were Ashley Holliday in the pole vault (7 feet, 6 inches), Libby Cutler in the high jump (5-0), Maura VanDeventer in the long jump (14-9 1/4), Allison Coffey in the 1,600 (5 minutes, 37.3 seconds), Sophie Bailey in the 400 (1:04.8), Roxana Mendoza in the 300 hurdles (52.4), Rebecca Albers in the 800 (2:39.4) and Haley Duke in the 3,200 (12:40.8). North swept the 4×800 (11:02), 4×100 (53.1) and 4×400 (4:31.0) relays.
Korin Humes won the shot put (30-1) for the Olympians.
The Bull Dog boys were led by wins from Hunter Wolford in the shot put (47-2), Brandon Walter in the discus (123-0), Ely Fisher in the 1,600 (4:42.9) and Elijah Brooks in the 3,200 (10:26.0). East’s Caleb Simpson won the long jump (19-2), and Cam Wilson took the 100 (11.5).
Northside, Central split
The Central girls track team edged Northside 54-51.
Ashley Allen won the 100, the 100 hurdles and the long jump for Central. She also was part of the 4×100 winning relay team along with Breiana Burton, Beyonce Coleman and Larika Lawson. Coleman also won the shot put. Olivia Williams triumphed in the 200 and Keeleigh Kikendall won the high jump.
The Northside boys downed Central 59-46.
Winning events for Central were T.J. Bruce in the 100 and shot put, Edgar Garcia in the 400 and Isaac VanCuren in the high jump and 800. Preston Gapsiewicz, Garcia, Antony Espinoza and Bruce won the 4×100 relay, while Garcia, Jalen Paswater, Justice Perry and VanCuren won the 4×400 relay.
In earlier track action, the Central girls team dropped a 63-40 decision to Center Grove. Winners for Central included Megna Chari in the 1,600, Shelby Hollman in the 400, Emilia Henderson in the shot put and Beyonce Coleman-Turner in the discus. The 4×400 relay team of Allison Mack, Yami Diaz, Kikendall and Shelby Hollman won.
The Central girls defeated Perry Meridian in an earlier meet.
Winners for Central included Henderson, who set a school shot put record with a heave of 36-9.
In earlier boys action, the Central boys defeated Jackson Creek 71-34. Winners were Garcia in the 100 hurdles, Bruce in the 100 and shot put, Daveed Jolley in the 200, VanCuren in the 800, Zane Gruwell in the 1,600 and Ben Kuhlman in the high jump.
Jennings girls triumph
The Jennings County Middle School girls track and field squad downed South Decatur 72-28.
Winners for Jennings County were Izzy Daugherty in the hurdles, Kylee Matern in the 100, Baylee Byford in the 1,600, Morgan Jones, Naomi Beal, Daugherty and Matern in the 4×100 relay, Daugherty in the 400 and Matern in the 200.
Placing second for Jennings County were Beal in the hurdles, Byford in the 400 and Kristen Klosterman in the 800.
In Jennings County boys action, the Panthers downed Greensburg 62-52 to run their record to 7-0.
Alex Hendrix set a school record with a 4:51.0 effort in the 1,600.
Henrix also won the 800 and the 110 hurdles. Other winners for Jennings County were Jarod Corya in the high jump, the 4×100 relay team of Jake Corya, Brooks Wathen, Tyler Henry and Kyle Collins, the 4×400 relay team of Carter Leak, Jon Kipper, Jarod Corya and Hendrix, and the 4×200 relay team of Jake Corya, Kipper, Jarod Corya and Collins.