Sitting in second place on the final day of the Southern Athletic Conference track and field meet, the Crothersville girls squad knew they had a chance at garnering gold or silver.
The Tigers’ field events came through as they tied for second place with Borden, amassing 86 points apiece.
Henryville, which had a 93-74 advantage against the Tigers on Tuesday, finished first with 144 points.
For coach Cheryl Nehrt, it’s the highest finish for a Tigers team in her six years of coaching.
“The girls worked really hard and worked with me to rearrange the events so we could maximize points. I had throwers who ran the 4×100 and things like that. It was truly a team effort. The kids I have this year are absolutely wonderful as acting as a team.”
In the high jump, Katrina Christian cleared 4-10 to tie for second place. Christian also leapt 14-8 in the finals of the long jump for a fifth-place finish.
Lamb got fourth in the high jump at 4-8.
The Tigers finished with five girls making all-SAC for the meet.
Christian finished in first place in the 100 and 200, Breanna Barger got a blue ribbon in the 800, and the 3,200 relay team of Isabel Kannegiesser, Chasta Lamb, Barger and Tristan Maschino took first Tuesday.
Nehrt said it might be the most All-SAC individuals in school history for the meet.
On Tuesday, the Tigers will head to Seymour for the sectional.
“I feel like we have some momentum,” Nehrt said. “Some of our key people are working hard to get out of regional. We have some kids we really think will get out. It’s new for us to run the relay in 4×800 in the sectional. We’re looking forward to it, it’s a whole different world for us running against some bigger schools”
On the boys side, with four runners on the day, the Tigers finished sixth with 12 points.
A number of Tigers finished with personal records over the two-day meet.
“With just four guys, we represented the school pretty well,” Tigers boys coach Carl Bowman said. “Cameron Luedeman got his personal record in the high jump on Tuesday and was very pleased. If you’re going to hit those PR’s it’s great going into sectional.
Borden took the boys championship, amassing 151 points.
The 4×100 relay team of Noah Hoskins, Luedeman, Andrew Jackson and Codi McDonald finished fourth, timing 53.26.
Hoskins placed fourth in the 100 in 12.57 and fifth in the 200, clocking 26.15.
In the 400, Jackson got 11th in 1:08.89.
Luedeman set a personal record with a time of 2:40.84 for 10th place in the 800.
“I was pleased that we didn’t get shut out (at conference), and that we ended with 12 points,” Bowman said. “With the four guys, each guy at least got one ribbon. Noah ended up getting a ribbon in four events, and he’s a freshman. He throws discus and runs, which is impressive.”