Madison’s Nick Palmer (above) soars over the bar in the pole vault, one of four events he won in the quad meet at Cub Field on Thursday. Southwestern coach Jenny Laws congratulates long jumper Nadia Moore (below) on her winning jump. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Madison’s Nick Palmer (above) soars over the bar in the pole vault, one of four events he won in the quad meet at Cub Field on Thursday. Southwestern coach Jenny Laws congratulates long jumper Nadia Moore (below) on her winning jump. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Madison boys and girls track and field cruised to a pair of wins at home on Thursday, defeating Southwestern, Shawe and South Ripley in a four-way meet.

In the boys meet, Madison collected 118 points with second place South Ripley 40 points behind at 78. Southwestern was third with 31 and Shawe finished fourth with 10.

The Cubs won 11 of the 16 boys events led by four wins each by Jordan Partee and Nick Palmer. The teammates won the 400 relay with Bryce Harmon and Hunter Sego in a time of 47.60 and won the 1600 relay with Patrick Knight and Justin Robertson in 3:44.72.

Partee also won the long jump with a leap of 22 feet, 11.75 inches and the 100 meter dash in 11.19 seconds while Palmer earned a personal best time of 17.17 seconds to win the 110 high hurdles and a personal best 13 feet in the pole vault.

Quinton White won the 1600 meter run in 5:03.55 and the 3200 run in a personal best time of 11:11.75. He also won the 3200 relay with Knight, Robertson and Kirkland Royalty in 9:10.

Nathan Riley also came away with a sweep of the throwing events, winning the shot put with a throw of 43-9.5 and the discus at 102-3.5.

Second and third place finishers for Madison included: Alex Schmidlapp, second, 40-10.5 (personal best); Hunter Sego, second, pole vault, 11-0 (personal best); Trenton Roark, second, high jump, 5-4; Bryce Harmon, second, 100 dash, 11.83 (personal best) and third, high jump, 5-4; Robertson, second, 400 run, 56.60; Nathan Norris, third, shot put, 33-10.5 and third, discus, 102-3.5; Beau Turner, third, pole vault, 9-0 (personal best); Gabe Stoll, third, long jump, 19-0; Logan Cassidy, third, 300 hurdles, 49.20.

"There were some real surprises tonight," Madison head coach Scott Holcroft said. "To see some of our older guys have personal bests on the first meet shows how hard they have been working all winter to improve."

Southwestern had one first place finish as Josiah Lawson won the 800 meter run in 2:17.5.

Second and third place finishers for the Rebels included: Camden Chatham, Lawson, Ryan Furnish and Austin Spray, second, 3200 relay, 9:23.44; Lawson, second, 1600 run, 5:04.28; Austin Mikesell, second, discus, 100 dash, 6.25; Lawson, Furnish, Spray and Markel Goikolea, third, 1600 relay, 3:58.74; and Goikolea, third, 100 dash, 11.99 and third, 200 dash, 25.21.

Results for Shawe's boys were unavailable.

In the girls portion of the meet, Madison won by 48 points, scoring 105 to South Ripley's 57. Southwestern placed third with 46 with Shawe in fourth with nine.

The Cubs had nine first place finishes in the meet including three relay wins. The 3200 meter relay team of Olivia Crozier, Gretchen Andreason, Grace Spencer and Ashlee Allen won in 11:47.50 while Andreason and Allen along with Taylor Hysell and Caroline Fisher won the 1600 relay.

Daija Obanion, Carmen Velasco, Taylor Hysell and Raven Lee won the 400 relay in 55.19 seconds.

Other first place finishes for Madison were: Emily Holland, high jump, 5-0; Lee, 100 hurdles, 16.84; Macky Hecox, discus, 116-0; Allen, 400 dash, 1:03.31; Lee, 300 hurdles, 53.0; and Emily Ward, pole vault, 9-0.

Second and third place finishers were: Crozier, second, shot put and second, 800 run; Hysell, second, 100 dash; Maddie Holland, second, pole vault; Sage Sproles, third, high jump; Hecox, third, shot put; Velasco, third, long jump; Spencer, third, 1600 run, Kara Bladen, third, pole vault; Hysell, third, 200 dash; Spencer, third, 3200 run.

No times were available for Madison's second and third place finishers.

"The girls had a great showing at the first meet of the season," Madison girls head coach Stephanie Nussbaum said. "We had several highlights and are looking forward to the rest of the season."

Southwestern scored five first place finishes led by two from Nadia Moore and Savannah Rueda. Moore won the long jump at 15 feet, 8 inches and also won the 200 meter dash in 28.16 seconds. Rueda won the 1600 run in 6:23.55 and the 800 run in 2:42.68.

Bethani Kleopfer won the shot put with a toss of 36 feet, 11 inches.

Second and third place finishers for the Rebels included: Moore, second, high jump, 5-0 and second, 400 dash, 1:03.53; Rebekah Anderson, second, 3200 run, 14:57.06; and Jordyn McNally, third, 100 dash, 13.79.

Results for Shawe's girls were unavailable.

Southwestern runs in the Jeffersonville Inferno today. Madison competes in the Cross Bones Relay at Greensburg on Saturday.

Shawe competes against Madison, Rising Sun and Switzerland County on Tuesday at Madison.

Lady Pacers open season with tri-meet win at home

Switzerland County girls track and field team opened the 2014 campaign with a three-way meet victory over Jac-Cen-Del and Rising Sun on Thursday in Vevay.

The Pacers easily racked up the win, scoring 77 while Jac-Cen-Del was a distant second with 40 and Rising Sun was third with 35.

"Rising Sun and Jac-Cen-Del both have some excellent athletes and it was great to see our girls compete and really put things together in order to maximize points this early in the year," Pacers head coach Adam Pietrykowski said. "It was a consistent, solid effort across the board. With consistency and depth this is a team with good potential as they continue to improve through the season."

Switzerland County had seven first place finishes in the meet led by three from Megan Dasis. Dasis won the 200-meter dash in 28.4 seconds and was a part of two winning relay teams.

The 400-meter relay team of Dasis, Moriah Northcutt, Bre Ricketts and Eve Galbreath won in a time of 56.15 while the 1600 team of Dasis, Jade Mullins, MacKenzie Covington and Ricketts won in 4:51.

Other first place finishers for Switzerland County were: McKayli Scudder, high jump, 4-10; Galbreath, shot put, 34-9 (personal best); Whitley Schirmer, Melissa Furnish, Cameron Ray and Mullins, 3200 relay, 11:44; Covington, 400 run, 1:07.

Second and third place finishers for the Pacers included: Dasis, second, long jump, 14-8; Susie Reyes, second, discus, 91-7; Galbreath, second, 100 hurdles, 16.91; Adeli Kinne, second, 14.81; Schirmer, second, 1600 run, 6:10; Furnish, second, 400 run, 1:09; Northcutt, second, 300 hurdles, 54.5; Audrey Kinne, second, 800 run, 2:48; Furnish, second, 200 dash, 30.75; Ray, second, 3200 run, 15:12; Ricketts, third, 100 hurdles, 17.7; Lisa Leoni, third, 100 dash, 15.0.

Switzerland County competes in the Jeffersonville Inferno on Saturday.