WALDRON — Grace Hasler and Pete Trotter brought home four Mid-Hoosier Conference track and field championships for Hauser after winning two individual events each on Tuesday.

Hauser’s girls had 11 top-eight finishes and South Decatur scored in 14 total events, including two relays. The Cougars finished in fourth with 59 points, and the Jets finished six points behind them in fifth with 53 points North Decatur won the meet with 128.

Hauser girls coach April Dalton said winning two conference championships was a great accomplishment for Hasler.

“I haven’t had a girl do that in several years,” Dalton said. “Grace won the 300 hurdles last year, but she got second in the 100 hurdles, so she did much better.”

Story continues below gallery

Click here to purchase photos from this gallery

Hasler defended her 300-meter hurdle title with a 48.35-second finish and won the 100 hurdles in 16.53.

Other top finishers for the Jets were Brea Metz placing second in the shot put (30 feet, 4½ inches) and high jump (4-10) and third in the discus with a 91-7 throw.  Mel Hasler placed second in the long jump (14-8¾) and fifth in the 200 (28.30).

South Decatur was led by second-place finishes from Sierra Kalli placed in the 1,600 (6:26.38) and 3,200 (14:08.74). Pilar Gracia placed third in the 400 (1:07.48), and Marta Reputin was fourth in the 100 (13.90).

“I was proud of everybody who gave their efforts,” South Decatur coach Bethany Fromer said.

Taylor Tatlcok won Edinburgh’s only event in the discus with a 110-6 throw. Katelyn Bivens placed third in the 800 (2:43.68) and fifth in the high jump (4-8).

Southwesten (Shelby) won the boys meet with 162 points. South Decatur finished in third with 94 1/2.

Trotter’s 127-10 discus throw and 44-5¾ shot throw helped the Jets score 60 points for a sixth-place finish, above Edinburgh’s 13 seventh-place points.

“Really pleased with Pete Trotters double-event win in the throwing events,” Hauser coach Ben Finke said. “He struggled in the discus this whole season, and he struggled a little bit tonight, but he came out with two good throws, which did it.”

John Bragg also placed in a field event jumping 5-8 for a fourth-place finish. David Seelye was fourth in the 3,200 (10:58.03).

Edinburgh’s Jayden Harcourt placed fifth in the 200 (24.66).

South Decatur got first-place finishes out of Nick Benge in the 200 (23.87) and Brandon Malott in the 300 hurdles (42.38). Benge also placed fifth in the high jump (5-6) and seventh in the shot put (37-8¼). Malott placed third in the long jump (19-8¾). Kordell Meadows placed fifth in the discus (37-11), and Jacobi Shoot finished one place above Benge in the shot (37-11). Trent Nobbe finished fourth in the 300 hurdles (46.31), and Carl Kroger placed fifth in the 800 (2:23.21).

“I was hoping we would get second, but I thought we did decent,” South Decatur coach Johnathon Black said.

Author photo
Frank Bonner is a sports writer for The Republic. He can be reached at fbonner@therepublic.com or 812-379-5632.