The reign came to an end under the bright lights at Bulleit Stadium.
Jennings County’s girls track and field team scored 149 points to win the Seymour Sectional on Tuesday, halting the Owls’ consecutive championships at six.
The sectional title was the first for the Panthers since 1997 and third in school history.
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Seymour scored 141.5 points for second, followed by Brownstown Central (75), Springs Valley (65), Bedford North Lawrence (62.5), Eastern (45), Mitchell (40), Salem (12), Orleans (11), West Washington (9), Trinity Lutheran (7), Crothersville (4) and Paoli (2).
The top three finishers in each event advanced to Tuesday’s Bloomington North Regional.
Seymour set a tone from the opening event by winning the 4×800 relay. The team of Ashton Chase, Makenna Sunbury, Courtney Mansfield and Claire Loebker won in 10 minutes, 5.55 seconds. During the race, the Owls lapped six other teams. There were nine teams in the event.
Chase later won the 1,600 with a time of 5:16.29, while fellow Owl Abby Voss was runner-up in 5:28.42. The two again fared well in the 800 with Chase emerging champion in 2:29.05 and Voss taking fourth in 2:37.39.
Makenna Sunbury’s time of 11:55.17 made her a sectional champion in the 3,200, and Claire Loebker was second in 12:43.78.
Lara Skaggs placed third for Seymour in the 100 hurdles (16.6), while teammate Avery DeHart finished fifth (17.56). DeHart finished third in the pole vault (8 feet, 6 inches) to advance to regional.
In the long jump, Skaggs was second with a leap of 16-4, and Jessica Blevins got seventh at 15-4.
Seymour’s 4×400 relay team of Chase, Blevins, Voss and Oriana Morales was second in 4:18.41.
At 109-5, Seymour’s Paige Kestler place third in the discus. Morgan Boas finished sixth by tossing 99-2.
In the shot put, Kestler threw 34-4 1/2 for fifth, and Boas was 14th at 28-0.
Seymour’s 4×100 was fourth overall in 53.48.
Skaggs was fourth in the high jump at 5-1, and Megan Ritz cleared 4-6 for 11th.
Blevins ran a 1:04.14 for fifth in the 400.
In the 100, Kaleigh Maschino clocked 13.56 for sixth place for the Owls. Maschino was fourth in the 200 (28.65), and Jalen Snider took fifth (28.97).
Brett Kleber was eighth in the 300 hurdles (52.73), and Bailee Wolfe took 10th (54.26).
Braves place third
Brownstown Central’s Brooklyn Snodgrass retained her sectional title in the 100-meter dash by winning the sprint in 12.47. Kristen Stuckwisch finished eighth in 14.17.
Stuckwisch came back to place third in the 400 (1:03:10) to secure a regional berth.
Snodgrass was runner-up in the pole vault at 9-0, and Bailey Miley was eighth at 7-0.
The Braves’ 4×100 relay team of Madison Klinge, Miley, Keeli Darlage and Snodgrass finished runner-up by clocking 52.33.
Brownstown’s squad of Shauna Drake, Grace Garland, Halle Hehman and Kylee Wischmeier took third in the 4×800 relay with a time of 11:11.26.
Snodgrass placed fourth in the long jump (15-11), and Darlage (13-9) took 13th.
Grace Jaynes’ throw of 101-0 was good for fifth, and Hayley Thomas (93-0) was eighth in the discus.
In the shot put, Ashley Schroer was fourth (35-5), and Thomas was 10th (29-2).
Wischmeier clocked 2:49.28 for eighth in the 800, and Garland was 12th in 2:52.60.
Timing 6:19.26, Kaleyn Johnson was eighth in the 1,600 for the Braves. Drake placed 12th in the event in 6:31.04.
Johnson was fifth in the 3,200 in 13:22.92, and Emma Winks placed eighth (14:40).
In the 300 hurdles, Klinge took fifth in 42.17, and Kayla Guthrie was 11th (54.90).
Guthrie also placed sixth in the 100 hurdles in 17.56 and seventh for the high jump at 4-10. Emily Koch was 11th in the high jump at 4-6.
The Braves’ night concluded with a sixth-place finish in the 4×400 relay (5:06.22).
Tigers finish strong
Grace Wilson, Piper Hensley, Maddie Riley and Piper Hensley combined for 12:12.13 to place seventh in the 4×800 relay for Crothersville.
Wilson later ran a 6:19.36 for 10th in the mile.
Rebekah Cook threw for 71-6 for 17th in the discus, and Kalynda Hoevener was 11th in the shot put at 29-2.
Cougars conclude season
Rachel Onken first got on the scoreboard for Trinity Lutheran by placing seventh in the discus (96-10). Sydney Jaynes threw 66-7 for 19th in the event and 32-11 in the shot for seventh.
Hannah Sabotin’s time of 1:04.33 was good for sixth in the 400 for Trinity.
Leaping 12-9, Savanna Setty got 18th in the long jump for the Cougars.
In the 800, Ashley Goecker was 15th in 2:55.94.
Due to the late finish to the meet, comments by coaches were not available to The Tribune by deadline.