Hauser sweeps season-opening meet

Trinity Lutheran hosted Crothersville and Hauser to open the 2016 track and field season Monday in Jackson County.

All three teams battled cold, windy conditions to kick off their campaigns.

On the boys side, Hauser claimed the top spot with 75 points, Trinity Lutheran amassed 57 and Crothersville had 16.

Trinity Lutheran freshman AJ Goecker was first in the 1,600-meter run (5:08.57) and the 3,200 (11:18.30).

In the high jump, Trinity’s Sam Marksberry claimed first by leaping 16-9½ while teammate Nathan Thomack was fourth at 14-9. Keegan Rebber tied for first place in the high jump, clearing 5-2.

The Cougars’ Dylan McKain got first in the 110 high hurdles, timing 18.4.

Trinity also got first in the 4×800 and 4×400 relays.

The Tigers’ Noah Hoskins was second in the shot put and discus, throwing 33-1½ and 95-feet.

Hoskins also finished third in the 200 (26.16) and first in the 100 meter dash, clocking-in at 11.89.

Lane Wienhorst finished fourth in the 1,600 (5:26.55) and third in the 400 (1:03.47) for the Cougars.

Hauser led in the girls’ team scoring as well, totaling 56.5 for first place.

Crothersville finished with 50.6 points and Trinity rounded-out the scoring with 34.

“I think, for the first meet, we had some decent times,” Tigers coach Carl Bowman said. “I think the cold made some kids want to get it done and get out of here. With everything considered, the ones that competed gave us a good shot for our first one. I think we’re going to see some pretty good things from these kids.”

Hailley Peters tied for first in the long jump, with a leap of 14-8.

In the discus, Crothersville’s Brittany Ross threw 73-7 for first while Trinity’s Rachel Onken was second at 72 feet.

In the 1,600, Tigers freshman Piper Hensley was first clocking 6:41.69.

Trinity’s Emilee Lang (7:06) and Savanna Setty (7:19.45) placed second and third in the events.

Tristan Maschino earned another first for the Tigers in the 800 (2:56.37) and Katrina Christian got a blue ribbon in the 200 crossing the plane in 29:37.

With a time of 17:58.62, senior Alisha Basil was first in the 3,200.

Crothersville won the 4×400 and 4×800 relay events.

“We ran pretty well for the first meet, but there is room for improvement,” Cougars coach Chris Crenshaw said. “We kind of use this as a guide for the season. It being this cold and windy, it’s hard to stay warm and loose. You finish a race and tighten right back up waiting for your next event.”

Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.