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Madison girls out-battle Jennings for Big Blue Relay title
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, April 29, 2013 11:00 AM
The Madison boys and girls track and field teams competed in the Big Blue Relays at Jennings County on Friday with the Lady Cubs winning the meet portion of the meet.
The Lady Cubs scored 128 points to outbattle runner-up Jennings County by 12 points.
"Our girls really fought hard for this win," Madison girls coach Mark Seib said. "There was some decent competition with a couple of conference teams so to come up with a win is good for the girls this time of the season. We are seeing some good things out of the kids right now."
Madison had several first place finishers, including four that set new personal bests. Macky Hecox and Olivia Crozier won the two-man shot put event. Hecox's individual throw of 34 feet, 6 inches was a personal best. Emily Holland's personal best jump of 5 feet, 3 inches helped her and Emily Ward win the high jump.
Paige Hess won the 3200 run in a personal best time of 13:18 and Ward and Teaslee Harris each vaulted nine feet to break a meet record and personal best in the pole vault.
Other first place finishers included: Crozier, Katie Hartman, Hannah Miller and Gabby Nay, distance medley; Jordan Breeding, Jailyn Wells, Hecox and Holland, throwers relay; Hecox and Holland, discus.
Top finishers in the meet were: Keelin Watkins, Daija O'Banion, Breeding and Taylor Hysell, second, 400 relay; Raven Lee, second, 100 hurdles; Lee, Ashlee Allen, O'Banion and Hysell, second, 800 relay; Watkins, Lee, Hysell and Allen, second, sprint medley; Nay, Crozier, Grace Spencer and Hartman, second, 3200 relay; Holland, Annie Auxier, Ward and Darrah Kinnaman, third, shuttle hurdles; Alex Thurnall and O'Banion, third, long jump.
In addition to Madison and Jennings County, Bedford North Lawrence was third with 90 points followed by Scottsburg 79, South Ripley 44 and Austin 11.
In the boys' portion of the meet, the Cubs finished third with 88 points. Jennings County won the meet with 127 points.
"This is always a really morale-building meet for the team," Madison boys coach Scott Holcroft said. "We had a lot of personal bests again tonight."
The Cubs had three first place finishers in the meet. Wayne Sherbahn won the 100 dash in 11.4 seconds, Jordan Partee and Josh Scott won the long jump with a combined distance of 40 feet, 2.75 inches and the team of Nick Palmer and Tate Turner won the pole vault with a combined height of 23 feet, 6 inches.
Other top finishers for the boys were: Sherbahn, Partee, Scott and Kyle Tucker, second, 400 relay, 45.19; Chad Ison, Alex Schmidlapp, David Grossman and Morgan Curry, second, throwers relay, 52.6; David Gibson, Justin Robertson, Quinton White and Malte Frenzell, second, 3200 relay, 8:50.4; Gibson, third, 3200 run, 10:28; Nash Grooms, Palmer, Partee and Patrick Knight, third, sprint medley relay, 1:47.91.
Team scores were: Jennings County 127, Bedford North Lawrence 122, Madison 88, Scottsburg 79, South Ripley 45 and Austin 30.
Both track teams will return to action on Tuesday when they compete in a three-way meet at New Albany.
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