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NECC Prelim track results

Powered by first-place efforts from Evan Garretson and its 3200-meter relay crew, Lakeland took the early lead in the chase for the 2014 NECC boys track championship Tuesday night at Fairfield.

Garretson easily won the discus throw with a mighty heave of 166-8 feet. Next best was a 131-2 toss by West Noble’s Quinn Groff.

The Laker foursome of Nick Byler, Eric Herber, Mishael Theis and Joseph Trost also scored an impressive victory in the 3200-meter relay, completing the race in a clocking of 8:08.91. West Noble was a distant second in 8:26.10.

Those two first-place result helped Lakeland pile up 32 points through the first four events of the meet, two more than both Churubusco and West Noble. The remaining 12 events will take place this Friday night in Benton starting at 5 p.m.

Westview’s Trey Kennedy won the pole vault competition with a height of 14-0 feet. Taking second with a mark of 13-6 was Morgon Cosby of Fairfield. The boys long jump winner was Jaden Kreft of West Noble with a leap of 20-11 feet.

MEET SUMMARY

Team Scores

(Through four events)

Lakeland 32; Churubusco 30; West Noble 30; Fairfield 21; Eastside 18; Westview 11; Angola 6; Prairie Heights 6; Central Noble 2

Event Finals

3200 Meter Relay—1. Lakeland (Nick Byler, Eric Herber, Mishael Theis, Joseph Trost) 8:08.91; 2. West Noble 8:26.10; 3. Fairfield 8:30.32; 4. Churubusco 8:38.49; 5. Angola 8:39.48; 6. Prairie Heights 8:50.54; 7. Central Noble 8:57.66; 8. Westview 9:04.22

Pole Vault—1. Trey Kennedy (WV) 14-0; 2. Morgon Cosby (FF) 13-6; 3. Cameron Kitson (FF) 13-6; 4. Sheldon Shearer (CH) 12-6; 5. Lyle McParlan (CH) 11-6; 6. Austin Shepard (PH) 11-0; 7. Brody Hankey ES) 11-0; 8. Brennen Weimer (LL) 11-0

Long Jump—1. Jaden Kreft (WN) 20-11; 2. P.J. Dean (ES) 20-9; 3. Aaron Zolman (CH) 20-1.75; 4. Dustin Cunningham (LL) 19-9.25; 5. Payton Shrock (WN) 19-4.25; 6. Mishael Theis (LL) 18-6.5; 7. David McCallister (ES) 18-5; 8. Zack Wagler (FF) 18-5

Discus—1. Evan Garretson (LL) 166-8; 2. Quinn Groff (WN) 131-2; 3. Brient Hicks (CH) 130-11; 4. Ryan Liechty (ES) 127-8; 5. Travis Glick (CH) 126-8; 6. Wyatt Petty (LL) 120-3; 7. Andrew Offet (AN) 119-10; 8. Jacob Thompson (ES) 119-4

 

 

The Westview girls track team will go into Friday’s final round of the 2014 NECC Championship meet ranked second behind first-round leader Churubusco.

Through the three events run Tuesday night at Fairfield, the Lady Warriors compiled a score of 20.5 points. Churubusco, led by high jump champ Danielle Pippenger (5-3), tallied a total of 26 points. In third position with 16 points is Fremont.

A second-place effort by the 3200-meter relay unit of Kylie Barker, Kathy Franklin, Maddie Jones and Kaitlyn Warren (10:21.56) accounted for eight of Westview’s markers. Fremont won the race in a time of 10:16.30.

Kloee Fitch of Lakeland scored a runner-up finish in the shot put Tuesday with a mark of 38-2 feet. Katie Monk of Churubusco won the event with a toss of 38-7. Taking third with a distance of 36-9 was Tressa Terry of Prairie Heights.

The remaining 13 events in the girls meet are scheduled to take place this Friday night in Benton starting at 5 p.m.

MEET SUMMARY

Team Scores

(Through three events)

Churubusco 26; Westview 20.5; Fremont 16; Lakeland 14.5; Fairfield 12; Prairie Heights 8; Eastside 8; Central Noble 6; West Noble 4; Angola 2

Event Finals

3200 Meter Relay—1. Fremont (Abigail Hostetler, Elaina Schaefer, Riley Welch, Courtney Woosely) 10:16.30; 2. Westview 10:21.56; 3. Churubusco 10:25.01; 4. Fairfield 10:41.58; 5. West Noble 10:50.02; 6. Lakeland 10:54.81; 7. Angola 11:11.82; 8. Central Noble 12:16.74

High Jump—1. Danielle Pippenger (CH) 5-3; 2. Emma Moughler (ES) 5-0; 3. Makenna Behnfeldt (FR) 4-10; 4. Tori Wisler (WV) 4-10; 5. Cierra Lau (FF) 4-10; T6. Julia Wright (WV) and Elexus Holmes (LL) 4-8; 8. Abby Stonebreaker (CN) 4-8

Shot Put—1. Katie Monk (CH) 38-7; 2. Kloee Fitch (LL) 38-2; 3. Tressa Terry (PH) 36-9; 4. Kristen Duff (WV) 34-8.5; 5. Amber Aruiti (CN) 32-7; 6. Andrea Hagar (FF) 32-4.5; 7. Haley Kleeberg (PH) 31-11; 8. Brittany Shepherd (LL) 30-1.5