Tigers girls, boys place third in conference track and field meet


Kaylyn Holman won three individual events and helped a relay team place first to spark the Crothersville girls track team to a third-place finish in the Southern Athletic Conference track and field meet completed at Borden Thursday night.

Holman won the 800 in 2 minutes, 43.09 seconds, the 1,600 in 5:59.0 and the 3,200 in 14:00.84.

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She teamed up with Grace Wilson, Piper Hensley and Makayla Helt to win the 3,200 relay in 11:09.58. For Hensley, a senior, it was the fourth straight win in the relay.

Borden won the meet with 149 points, Henryville edged Crothersville for second (99-94), New Washington was fourth with 59 points, South Central (38) fifth and Lanesville (34) sixth.

The Crothersville boys did not win any events, but placed second in three events and third in two others to score 44 points to place third. Henryville edged Borden for the title, 173-170, with Lanesville fourth (37), South Central fifth (34) and New Washington sixth (28).

Holman said she was pleased with her performances.

“I was happy and our 4×800 relay team,” she said. “I wasn’t sure if we were going to win because we were right with Borden, and on my last lap I got us a win so that was good. I was really excited that I made it with ally my events and I got all firsts.”

In the SAC, the boys field events and girls running events are held Tuesday, and the girls field and boys running events are held Thursday.

“It is hard with not the boys racing because you don’t have as much time to recover,” Holman said. “So that was pretty tiring. I didn’t get any PR’s Tuesday but I did try. I led the whole way in the mile. I led in the 800 and I led in the two-mile. I think I did well (pacing) in my mile and my 800, but when I got to the two-mile I was tired.”

Holman was also the SAC cross-country champion, and that meet was also held at Borden.

She is looking forward to the sectional Tuesday at Seymour.

“I’m hoping to make it out in the mile and the 800 definitely, and we’ll see if I can do it in the two-mile,” Holman said. “ I think I’m ready for next Tuesday and hopefully the mile and 800 will be my way to regional and hopefully state.”

CHS girls Coach Cheryl Nehrt was proud of her freshman standout

“She did real well for a freshman,” Nehrt said. “The day she ran it was super hot, so it was kind of hard to run distance in the heat, but she came through. I think she won every race by at least 25 meters, so you can’t ask for a better performance.

“She did great. Freshman, four blues. How do you beat that?”

CHS girls placing second were Karley Gillis in the 100 hurdles (19:51), Makayla Helt on the 300 hurdles (55.33), and Kennadi Lakins in the high jump (4-10).

“I think we hit our seed or better on everything except for two events,” Nehrt said. “That’s what you want them to do. You want them to perform at the highest they had before the meet or go better, and they all did that except for two races.

“We’re hoping for some good performance at sectional. We’re just looking for PRs and see how many kids we can get out to regional. We’re hoping to get the 4×800 out and some individuals.”

The 400 and 1,600 relay teams placed third.

Dillon Maschino picked up two seconds for the Crothersville boys, in the 100 (12.03) and in the 200 (24.01). Lane Wienhorst finished runner up in the 400 (54.3)

Finishing third was David Rose in the 3,200 (10:56.43), and he teamed up with Zerik Hunt, Zach Helt and Wienhorst to place third in the 1,600 relay.

“We knew we had some kids that had been working pretty hard, and some of the events that some of new guys jumped in, like Helt with his events, and (Loghan) Daviner ran the hurdles last year and he’s improved since then,” boys coach Carl Bowman said

“It’s one of those days of put them where you think they can do something and encourage them, and let them knew they probably can do it. Just give it their best effort. If a kid is still driving at the finish line you know they’ve got the heart.”

The Crothersville girls will compete in the Seymour Sectional on Tuesday, while the boys will travel to the Bedford North Lawrence Sectional on Thursday.