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The Brownstown Central girls track team placed first in 14 of the 16 events to dominate Scottsburg 99-32 on Tuesday afternoon at Blevins Stadium.

The boys meet was closer, with the Braves holding a 9-7 advantage in gold medals for a 74-58 win.

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Leading the Brownstown girls was freshman Sophie Kries, who won the 100 hurdles at 18:6, the 200 with a time of 30.1, the long jump at 13-11, and she ran on the winning 400 relay team that turned in a time of 54.5.

Other Braves placing first were Shelby Stuckwisch in the 800, Elisa Gallion in the 400, Olivia Goecker in the 300 hurdles, Kristen Stuckwisch in the 100, Jaelyn Reynolds in the shot put, Trentity Vaught in the discus and Mallory Nierman and Gallion tied for first in the pole vault.

The Braves also won the 3,200 and 1,600 relays.

Coach Maria Wiegel said, “We had a pretty good effort overall. A couple of our freshmen did really well. Sophie Kries won the long jump, 100 hurdles and the 200. Our 400 relay ran their fastest time of the season.

“We swept the shot put and discus events,” Braves girls coach Maria Weigel said. “The distance is getting better. Overall we had a really good effort.”

Reynolds, Shelby Stuckwisch and Vaught swept the shot put, while Vaught, Reynolds and Grace Jaynes took first through third in the discus.

The Braves also swept the pole vault with Mallory Nierman and Gallion tying for first with Maggie Rohfling placing third.

Rob Fox topped the BCHS boys by winning the 110 hurdles in 16.1, the 300 hurdles in 42.6, and he ran legs on the 400 and 1,600 relay teams.

Other boys firsts came from John McKinney in the long jump, Matt Conrad in the 400, Caleb Wischmeier in the high jump, Ryan Benter in the pole vault, and the 3,200 relay.

“Scottsburg had some really nice runners, a solid team,” Braves coach Sam Terrell said. “We had a little bit more depth all over the track that helped us out tonight.

“I think pretty much our big guys that had been running strong all year (were our leaders), Wischmeier in the high jump, Fox in the hurdles and McKinney. He had a really nice long jump tonight. Guys that have done well are probably going to continue to do well as long as we can stay healthy.

“It’s kind of a tough week for us. We’ve got the big Seymour meet on Thursday, and we’ve got some guys out, some guys that are not quite 100 percent, so we’re just trying to get through these next few meets and focus and get ready for conference and sectional.”

Thursday’s Seymour-Brownstown meet will be at Blevins Stadium.

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Arv Koontz is a sports correspondent for The (Seymour) Tribune.