Monday, May 26, 2014

Area HS Track Update

- Harrison Edges West Lafayette to win sectional title -


Journal & Courier story HERE
Story: Sam King
Photo: Mike Heinz
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- West Lafayette boys track wins sectional crown -




Journal & Courier story HERE
Story: Sam King
Photo: Mike Heinz

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- Busy state tournament week begins for county teams -


Journal & Courier story HERE
Story: Sam King
Photo: Mike Heinz

Going the distance
Two weeks ago, sisters Kristen and Lauren Johnson set Hoosier Conference records in the two longest high school track events. Kristen won the 1,600 in 5:04.72 and Lauren won the 3,200 in 10:56.18, both champions.
Afterwards, both said they were eager to test those marks in the regional against some of the state’s top distance runners. Both of the marks by the West Lafayette sophomores from their conference meet would’ve been good enough for second place in the Guerin Catholic Sectional.
Carmel’s Kelcy Welch brings her time of 10:56.02 from last week’s sectional meet into the girls track sectional at West Lafayette on Tuesday. Hamilton Southeastern’s Rachel Nichwitz won the 1,600 in 5:01.43. The top three individuals in each event advance to the state meet.
Horse power
Lafayette Jeff’s speedsters led the Bronchos to a runner-up finish in the state finals last year.
Though the unit is not as deep as a year ago, Jeff still possesses some big point scorers, led by defending 100 meter state champion Matt Johnson. Johnson broke his own Lafayette Jeff Sectional record in the event last Thursday, winning in 10.59 seconds.
Johnson is the defending regional champion and defeated some of his top competition in Thursday’s race in doing so. Carmel’s Austin Roberts and Josh Ebikwo finished 1-2 at the Carmel Sectional last Thursday.



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