TRACK AND FIELD
Panthers pair qualifies
BLOOMINGTON — Senior Zach Miller finished second in the long and senior Wes Furgason placed third in the high jump to give Jennings County two athletes who qualified for the state track and field meet on Thursday in the Bloomington North Regonal.
Miller landed a 21-foot, 5-inch jump after fouling on his first two attempts to earn a spot at state on June 5 at Indiana University. Bloomington North’s Drew Lugwig won the long jump at 22-6.
“He had a really good first jump, but fouled,” Jennings County coach Bill Ludwig said. “But then he took a real conservative approach on his third jump. One of his teammates talked to him to calm him down. He relaxed and dealt with some adversity.”
Furgason jumped 6-2 to earn his spot over Seymour sophomore Seth Ragon because he had fewer misses. Ragon eventually earned a spot in the state meet because one of the top-three finishers scratched. Bloomington South’s Deakin Volz, who placed second with a 6-4, has decided to focus on the pole vault at the state meet. Volz won the pole vault by clearing 17 feet on Thursday.
“We know they both had a shot,” Ludwig said of Miller and Furgason. “But you still have to produce.”
Jennings County’s other scorer in the meet was senior Kyle Lewis, placing seventh in the 1,600-meter run in 4:39.07.
Bloomington North won the last relay to finish in a tie with Bloomington South for the team title, both scoring 117 points. Seymour finished in a tie for 18th with five points.
Crusaders ease to win
Columbus Christian pulled away from Dugger 185-246 at Clifty Creek Golf Course as Austin Straub won medalist honors with a 40.
Nick Bridgewater finished a shot behind his teammate at 41 followed by Chris Noblitt and Ryan Robinson at 52, Judah Haynes at 64 and Josh Felde at 67.
CAMPBELLSBURG — Trinity Lutheran finished its season with a 4-0 loss to West Washington in the West Washington Sectional title game.
The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when West Washington pushed a run across. The champs added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Natalie Plofkin hurled 5 1/3 innings for the Cougars and allowed only one hit and two runs. Kaitlyn Wright had a double for Trinity Lutheran and Taylor Russell and Morgan Gabbard had the only other hits, which were singles.
Trinity Lutheran finished 14-9.