For The Tribune
Even though their teams finished behind Edinburgh on the scoreboard, Crothersville and Medora track coaches said they saw improvement in several areas during Monday’s meet on the Tigers’ track.
The Edinburgh girls scored 84 points, Crothersville had 59 and Medora tallied 5.
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On the boys side, the scores read Edinburgh 56, Medora 49 and Crothersville 31.
The Crothersville girls got off to a good start when Isabel Kannegiesser, Chasta Lamb, Tristan Maschino and Breanna Barger teamed up to win the 3,200 relay at 12:28.
Other Tigers placing first were Becca Hensley in the 100 hurdles (19.05) and 300 hurdles (58.09), Barger in the 200 (29.42) and 400 (1:06.3) and Maschino in the 800 with a time of 3:05.90.
CHS girls coach Cheryl Nehrt said the 3,200 relay turned in its fastest time of the season.
“Breanna was close to a PR (personal record) in the 400, and she also won 200, and that was the first time she had ever ran that, so that was really good,” she said.
“We had a lot of kids that had to pick up slack in places they had never run before because we had a softball game conflict, and (Katrina) Christian is out with illness. My throwers jumped in to run the 400 relay because we didn’t have all our runners here to run that, and they picked up some points there.”
Jadelyn Dean picked up Medora’s only first, for the girls, by winning the 1,600 in 7:05.25.
The Hornets’ Matt Jones led his boys squad by winning the 800 at 2:40.94 and the 1,600 in 5:49.16.
Gavin Henson also won the 400 at 1:01.9 for the Hornets.
“We had a great meet, overall,” Hornets coach Jason Booker said. “Everybody did a great job today, one of the best meets we’ve had all year.
“Once the warmer weather gets here and maybe helps loosen their muscles up a little more we can continue like this and get ready for the sectional. We had a lot of kids that did new events for the first time. It’s just great for them to try something different and have success at it.”
Noah Hoskins won both sprints for the Tigers’ boys, posting a time of 11.96 seconds in the 100 and a 25.4 in the 200.
Cameron Luedeman picked up the Tigers’ other blue ribbon through winning the high jump at 4-10.
“Both freshmen stepped up,” Tigers assistant coach Marc Bowman said, mentioning Hoskins and Luedeman. “Luedeman won the high jump and Hoskins got a PR in the 100, and won the 200.
“I just like seeing that they’re all competing in their events. Having four guys isn’t a whole lot, but they’re competing and getting ribbons and things like that. They’re helping us out.”