Local sports briefs – March 23

Braves competing in indoor track meet

Three Brownstown Central track and field athletes will compete in the Hoosier State Relays on Saturday at Indiana University’s Gladstein Fieldhouse.

This year’s competition is divided into two groups: small school (Class A, 2A and 3A in football) and big schools (4A, 5A, 6A in football).

The small schools, which includes Brownstown Central, will compete at 8 a.m. and the big schools will go at 2 p.m.

Athletes with the top 24 performances from the indoor season qualified for the finals, except in the pole vault and high jump, where the top 18 in each class qualified.

Braves senior Colton Ritz is the No. 1 seed for the pole vault, among small schools, going into the meet.

Ritz comes into the meet with a clearance of 14-feet, 3-inches. The next best qualifying score among small school vaulters is Western Boone’s Solo Huckstep (13-9).

Including vaulters from the big schools, Ritz has the fifth best clearance going into the meet.

Also representing the Braves will beĀ  senior Lendon Underwood, who will represent the Braves in the shot put, and sophomore Derek Thompson, who will compete in the high jump.

DeHaven earns honor

University of Indianapolis senior Paxton DeHaven was voted the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Golf Player of the Week on Thursday.

The Seymour native earned a runner-up finish at the Augustana Spring Fling last Friday while helping the Greyhounds secure the team title.

In the 36-hole tournament held at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, California, DeHaven carded scores 76 and 74 to finish just two back of the medalist spot and earn all-tournament honors.

She also led a Greyhound comeback charge, helping the team overcome a five-stroke deficit in the final round to capture its sixth team title in as many events this season.

DeHaven is the fifth different Hound to earn weekly honors from the GLVC this season. Teammate Pilar Echeverria has won it twice.

Ranked No. 2 in the most recent Golfstat.com Division II rankings, the Greyhounds look to continue their winning ways at the Barry Women’s Invitational in Miami Lakes, Florida, March 26-27.

Races postponed

This weekend’s No Way Out 40 events at Brownstown Speedway, planned for today and Saturday, have been cancelled due to weather.

The No Way Out 40 will be rescheduled for April 6. The classes running will be Non Wing Sprints, Super Late Models and Modifieds.