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Cubs break meet records as girls win Faulker Relays
Courier Sports Staff
Saturday, May 04, 2013 5:00 AM
Madison's girls track and field team won four events - including meet records in the throwers relays and pole vault - to win the Daniel Faulkner Relays on Thursday night at Clarksville.
Madison's Molly Fish, Jailynn Wells, Macky Hecox and Emily Holland combined to set a meet record in the throwers relays (shot put and discus) and the Cubs' Tealsee Harris and Emily Ward won the pole vault with a second meet record.
Madison also scored first places by Hecox and Olivia Crozier in the shot put and Holland and Ward in the high jump to go with three seconds and four thirds.
"I am proud of our girls for their second win at an invitational in a one-week span," Madison girls coach Mark Seib said. "They have worked hard all season so it is nice to have some positive payoffs. There are still a few little things that we need to tweak with the team but overall the coaches are pleased with how far this team has come from a year ago. There are a lot of promising young athletes on this team and they should continue to improve over the years to come. Now we use this meet as stepping stone for conference and sectionals which will be a dogfight but the girls will be ready," he said.
The Cubs scored 90 points to edge Providence by seven. Other scores were: Salem 74.5, Corydon 60.5, Henryville 54.5, Silver Creek 40, New Washington 21, Eastern (Pekin) 20.5, Scottsburg 11, Borden 9, Austin 1 and Rock Creek failed to score.
Other top finishes for Madison were: Tori Wehner, Darrah Kinnaman, Daija Obanion and Ashlee Allen, second, sprint medley; Raven Lee, Allen, Obanion and Taylor Hysell, second, 800 relay; Keelin Watkins and Grace Spencer, second, freshman combo 1600 relay; Gabby Nay, Olivia Crozier, Grace Spencer, Katie Hartman, third, 3200 relay; Gabby Nay, Brienne Copeland, Crozier and Hannah Miller, fourth, distance medley; Allen and Hysell, fourth, 100 dash; Hecox and Holland, fourth, discus; and Thurnall and Taylor Moore, fourth, long jump.
Meanwhile, Madison's boys picked up three wins and set two meet records while placing third with 62 points.
The quartet of Morgan Curry, Chad Ison, Hunter Sego and David Grossman won the throwers' 400 meter relay in 50.29, a new meet record. Jordan Partee and Josh Scott teamed up to win the long jump at 40 feet, 9 inches, also a new meet record.
Nate Palmer and Tate Turner teamed up to win the pole vault at 23 feet, 6 inches.
"This is the guys' favorite meet of the year. Every person on the team gets to participate and have some fun," Madison boys coach Scott Holcroft said. "To come out of the meet with two meet records and a ton of personal bests is great. This gives the guys a lot of momentum going into next Thursday's HHC meet."
Other top finishes for the Cubs were: Wayne Sherbahn and Nash Grooms, second, 100 dash, 23.38; Sherbahn, Partee, Grooms and Patrick Knight, second, sprint medley relay, 1:42.21; Avery Bock, Trace Harris, Keelin Watkins and Grace Spencer, second, freshman combo 1600 relay, 4:31.65; David Gibson, Malte Frenzel, Knight and Justin Robertson, third, 3200 relay, 8:53; Partee and Scott, third, high jump, 11-0; Michael McClure and Michael Walden, fourth, freshman 400 relay, 56.81; Trajen Jenkins and Alex Moore, fourth, discus, 221-3; and Nathan Riley and Alex Schmidlapp, fourth, shot put, 78-6.25.
Salem won the team title with 77 points. Borden was second with 75, Madison had 62 and Silver Creek scored 59.75. There were 13 teams total.
Madison's boys and girls both compete Thursday in the Hoosier Hills Conference championships at Columbus East.
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