For The Tribune
Several members of the Crothersville and Medora track teams took advantage of the warm weather Monday to record personal records and place first in Monday’s meet on the Edinburgh track.
The Lancers had a numbers advantage on both teams and easily won both meets.
The Edinburgh girls scored 67 points, Crothersville scored 48 and Medora 16.
For the boys, Edinburgh piled up 90 points to 29 for the Tigers and 22 for the Hornets.
Breanna Barger had a strong met for the Crothersville girls as she won the 100 meters in 13:46, the 400 at 1:04,41 while also running on the winning 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams.
Other Crothersville firsts came from Chasta Lamb in the high jump, Piper Hensley in the mile and Katrina Christian in the 200.
“Breanna got four first today which is pretty good,” Tigers coach Carl Bowman said. “She ran a 1:04 again, and that’s twice she has done that. She didn’t have any competition, she ran that on her owns so that’s pretty good.
“We had some other girls in field events that got some points for us. Lamb won the high jump again, clearing 4-10. She got out of the sectional last year, so we’re looking for that to happen again for her.
Lillie Hatfield scored in four events for Medora.
She won the long jump at 13-feet, was first in the 3,200 at 15:44.83, and second in the 800 and 1,600.
“We performed really well. It was a short meet, not very much time between events,” Hornets coach Blake Albrect said. “We were really spreading kids out to see if we couldn’t score a lot of points, especially on the men’s side.”
“A lot of them were within a few seconds of their personal bests. The effort was there all day and that’s all we ask for. Gavin Henson, in the 400, just narrowly got edged out for the win. He had a personal best (59.56), breaking 60 that was really good. A lot of guys are just starting to come into form now. The 4×100 had a personal best.”
The Crothersville boys won three events as Noah Hoskins was first in the shot put at 32-8, Lane Wienhorst was first in the mile at 5:58.64, and Wienhorst helped the 4×800 relay win with a time of 10:43.69.
“Noah and Lane had a good day today in their events,” Bowman said. “Noah had a bad start in the 100, and I think he had a bad throw in the discus, but we’ll take that every now-and-then. We had two guys playing baseball that could have helped us in at least one of the relays.
“When you have small numbers and they have to pick between sports. We always seem to get the short end of the stick.”
Crothersville’s next meet will be Monday at Austin.
The Hornets went 1-2 in the 3,200 as Matt Jones was first in 12:53.36, and Zach Thompson was second.
“This is a tough week for us. We race four times in eight days,” Albrecht said. “We’re at Orleans on Wednesday, at North Harrison Friday, and at Shoals on Monday. This is a tough stretch of meets for us, so for us to come out and compete hard, and to look this good in the first real hot day we’ve competed in, is good. The kids showed a lot of heart today.”