BEDFORD — In a meet that came down to the final heat of the final race, Columbus North beat host Bedford North Lawrence in the girls 4×100-meter relay to edge the Stars 130-127 Saturday for its second consecutive Unified track regional title.
“I knew what we were going to score, but I did not know Bedford was that close,” North coach Nathan VanDeventer said. “It surprised me that we won by three because all along, I thought, ‘We scored 130 points, and that should be good enough to win.’ But Bedford has a good team.”
Marisol Castaneda, Jenna Borger, Alana Cook and Liz Tynan won the final heat of the 4×100 in 1 minute, 3.66 seconds, about two seconds ahead of runner-up BNL.
The Bull Dogs were led by wins from Bailey Hester in the long jump (18 feet, 7 inches) and 100 (12.01). Davin Greenlee won his flight of the shot put (41-3 1/2), James Dwyer took his flight of the long jump (10-7) and Dalton Kirk captured his heat of the 100 (15.18).
Jackson Payne in the 100 (12.01), Ross Gill in the 400 (55.84) and the boys 4×100 relay team of Josh Holley, Gill, Anthony Ashcroft and Matt Boldrey (52.14) finished second overall. Randall Watts took second in his heat of the 400 (1:21.94).
North takes down East
Columbus North beat Columbus East for the third time in as many days Saturday in finishing fifth in the Providence Invitational.
Top-ranked Center Grove won with a 291, followed by No. 10 Floyd Central (299) and Bedford 310, No. 9 Evansville North and the Bull Dogs both shot 312, with the Huskies taking the tiebreaker with the better fifth score.
Henry Kiel led Columbus North with a 74. Drew Smith carded a 76, Jackson Kerber added an 80, Reese Moore shot 82 and Jacob Niedbalski had an 84.
The Olympians finished with a 327. Avery Foist led East with a 76, while Kody Reynolds carded an 81, Mark Mayhew added an 84, Adrian Adams shot 86 and Layton Erfmeier had a 98.
On Friday, the Bull Dogs fired a 157 to win a tri-match at Greensburg Country Club. Greensburg finished second with a 160, and East was third with a 168.
Smith won medalist honors with a 36. Kiel carded a 38, Cameron Ziegler added a 41, Kerber and Moore each shot 42 and Niedbalski and Luke VanDeventer each shot 43.
Reynolds led the Olympians with a 37. Mayhew carded a 40, Foist added a 43, Adams shot 48, Cole Schaefer had a 49 and Erfmeier finished with a 50.
Devils oust Panthers
JEFFERSONVILLE — Class 4A No. 6 Jeffersonville limited Jennings County to one hit Saturday in a 13-0, five-inning win in the semifinals of the Jeffersonville Sectional.
Peyton Olds had the hit for the Panthers (3-17), a fifth-inning single.