POISED IN THE POSTSEASON: Four Jackson County schools compete at BNL boys track sectional



A three-peat for Seymour’s boys track and field team wasn’t in the cards at this year’s Bedford North Lawrence Sectional.

Jennings County flexed its muscles, winning its first sectional championship since 2015 and seventh in school history by scoring 109 points on Thursday. Following the Panthers were: Bedford North Lawrence (94), Seymour and Springs Valley (tie, 93.5), Brownstown Central (56.5), Paoli (38.5), Eastern (38), Mitchell (34), Salem (21), Orleans (18), Trinity Lutheran (17), West Washington (5) and Crothersville (3).

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While none of the four teams representing Jackson County won the sectional, a handful of athletes are moving on in the track and field postseason.

The top three finishers in each event advanced to the Bloomington North Regional on Thursday. Placers in the top eight earned points towards the team scoring.

Owls fare well to start postseason

Seymour’s Lance Roark still hasn’t lost in the long jump in 2018. The Owls’ sophomore leaped 22-feet, 4 1/4-inches to earn the title of champion.

Roark came back to place second in the 200 (23.18-seconds) and third in the high jump (6-0).

Max Otte also advanced to the regional in the 200 by clocking 23.45 for third.

Luke Plummer got runner-up in the 1,600 in 4:42.6 and Trent Hohenstreiter was second for the 800 in 2:03.18. Plummer also placed fifth in the two-mile (10:49.52).

Josh Pennington will make his regional debut next week in the 110 hurdles. The freshman timed 15.68 for third place while teammate Chandler Drummond was eighth in 18.13. Later in the meet, Pennington was 12th in the 300 hurdles in 45.70. Drummond also got ninth in the pole vault (9-0).

In the shot put, Haden Mettert threw 44-3 3/4 for third place.

Jacob Voss took fifth in the mile (4:49.69) and fourth in the 3,200 (10:24.34).

Combining for a time of 45.28, Seymour’s 4×100 relay team of earned third place.

Seymour placed fourth in the 4×800 relay by timing 8:34.40.

In the finals of the 100, Dustin Metz ran a 11.91 for seventh place.

Caleb Madden threw for 127-6 for eighth in the discus.

Running a 54.75, Luke Champ took ninth in the 400 for the Owls.

Seymour’s 4×400 relay team concluded the night by placing seventh in 3:48.01.

Braves moving pole vaulters, thrower, relay team on

Caleb Bollinger was the sectional champion for the Braves in the pole vault by clearing 13-0. The vault just beat teammate Colton Ritz (12-0).

The Braves’ 4×400 relay team of Grant Stuckwisch, Reece Covert, Brandon Wilson and Ritz combined for 3:36.53 to place third.

Lendon Underwood tossed 43-8 for third place in the shot put for the Braves. Underwood (129-4) and Noah Reynolds (128-4) placed fourth and seventh in the discus.

By clearing 5-10, Luke Wood took fourth in the high jump for Brownstown.

Brownstown’s 4×100 relay team was fifth with a time of 46.71.

Andy Kellermeier clocked 18.07 for seventh in the 110 hurdles for the Braves.

Ritz’s time of 11.72 was good for fifth place in the 100.

BC’s best time in the 400 was by Wilson, who finished fifth in 54.07. Wilson also hit 16-10 1/4 in the long jump for 17th.

Robbie Branaman (44.89) and Trey Hackman (45.41) took ninth and 10th in the 300 hurdles.

The 800 saw Ethan Carroll time 2:10.84 for ninth for BCHS.

Stuckwisch led the Braves in the 100 (12.04) and 200 (24.66) with a pair of 11th place finishes.

Timing 5:37.99, Andrew Wheeles was 16th in the 1,600. Wheeles was also 15th in the 3,200 (12:47.06).

Goecker to rep Trinity

A.J. Goecker advanced to the regional in the 800 by finishing third in 2:03.41 for Trinity Lutheran.

Clocking 11.70, Trinity’s Reid Kruse placed fourth in the 100-meter. Kruse also hit 17-3 for 13th in the long jump and timed 26.09 for 18th in the 200.

Tyler Goecker placed 12th in the 100 in 12.08 and fourth for the 400 in 53.72.

Trinity’s 4×800 relay team was eighth with a time of 9:32.48.

In 11:47.50, Trinity’s Gonzalo De Urries finished 11th in the two-mile while Jordan Peters got 15th in the 1,600 in 5:36.55.

By timing 46.63, Jacob Rowe was 13th in the 300 hurdles for the Cougars.

Chris Mau’s throw of 38-feet was good for 15th.

Tigers conclude season

Crothersville will not move any athletes to the regional.

Noah Hoskins tossed 127-6 for seventh in the discus to lead the Tigers.

Running a 2:10.60, Lane Wienhorst earned eighth place in the 800.

Hoskins was 20th in 12.35 for the 100 and Dillon Maschino clocked 12.21 for 17th. Maschino was also 14th in the 200 in 25.57.

In the 3,200, David Rose took 10th in 11:35.41.

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