Owls relay team places 2nd

Ashton Chase placed second in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs, and helped Seymour’s 4×800 relay team place second to help the Owls scored 64.5 points and place sixth in the Hoosier Hills Conference girls’ track meet Tuesday night at Bulleit Stadium.

Floyd Central edged Jeffersonville for the team title, 125-102, New Albany was third with 95 points, Columbus East scored 89, and Jennings County 69.5.

Chase ran the 1,600 in 5:16.30, and she clocked 11:39.24 in the 3,200.

She teamed up with Oriana Morales, Emma Brock and Brett Kleber to run 10:16.31 in the relay, which was 20 seconds below their seeded time.

“Ashton had two runner up finishes and that puts her honor honorable mention all-conference in the 16 and 32,” Owls coach Randy Fife said.

Seymour’s 4×400 relay team was fourth and the 4×400 team was seventh.

“That’s a very good double, also given the fact that she ran a great split in the 4×8 to open the meet, and that relay team got second,” Fife said. “They were seeded fifth and they all four ran nice legs in that relay to put us in second place.

“All the relays ran well. The relays were very competitive so we’re happy with those. The distance races were solid. Ashton and MaKenna (Sunbury) did nice jobs in the (1,600) and (3,200).”

Fife said the competition was fierce on the night.

“It was a good night for track,” he said. “We’re right there in a very good track conference finishing sixth. The girls worked hard. We’ve got another meet (sectional) left next week.”

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