Tigers’ track teams take on first SAC session

For The Tribune


The Crothersville girls track team got off to a great start in the Southern Athletic Conference meet Tuesday night by winning the 3,200 relay.

The group of Piper Hensley, Shea Reynolds, Makayla Helt and Grace Wilson teamed up to run a 12:23 to easily win the race. Crothersville was seeded first with a time of 12:28.

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The Tigers were in third place after the first two runners had completed their legs, and Tigers coach Cheryl Nehrt said she was pleased with the way Helt moved up to challenge for the lead.

“(Helt) made up a lot of ground for us,” Nehrt said. “She had a great kick. She was in third when she got to the 100-meter mark, and she kicked and got us right where we needed to be. Then Grace took the baton and popped out about 25 meters ahead of everybody from that little spurt. That’s what gave us the push we needed.

“We had a PR (personnel record). You can’t ask for more than that when we get a PR. So we’re real happy with that.

Wilson came back to win the 800 in 2:47 and finished second in the mile.

Helt was fourth in the 110 hurdles, while Riley was fifth and Bekah Cook sixth in the 300 hurdles.

Isabell Lewis was fourth in the 100 and fourth in the 200.

Hensley, Riley, Helt and Wilson teamed up to place second in the 1,600 relay, and Lewis was joined by Reynolds, Hensley and Maddie Riley to place fourth in the 400 relay.

“I think everybody has run their seed,” Nehrt said. “As long as they run their seed or better you’re in good shape. That’s what we’re depending on. Once we get the seeds we’re depending on them to run that particular performance or better. So far everybody has done what they were supposed to do. I’m happy with that.

“Wilson exceeded her seeds and the 1600 relay exceeded its seed. We had a great team performance. Borden is first and we’re in second place and Henryville is third.”

The girls’ running events and boys field events were held Tuesday.

Noah Hoskins topped the CHS boys by placing second in shot with a throw of 40-5 and third in the discus with a throw of 111-7.

Max Neumann was fifth in the high jump with a PR of 5-4.

The boys running and girl’s field events will be held Thursday.