Seymour girls track and field team holds awards program

Seymour’s girls track and field team concluded its season with awards in the high school cafeteria Monday night.

The Owls finished fifth in the Hoosier Hills Conference and runners-up in the sectional at Bulleit Stadium.

SHS senior Ashton Chase was named the team’s most valuable athlete and sophomore Lara Skaggs was the recipient of the most valuable field event award.

Chase won both the 1,600 and 3,200 at the HHC and sectional.

The Owls’ 4×800 relay team of Brett Kleber, Samantha Jacobi, Makenna Sunbury and Chase were also sectional champs.

Chase finished second in both her individual events at the regional, qualifying for the state finals.

At state, hosted by Indiana University in Bloomington, Chase was 12th in the 1,600 and 16th in the 3,200. She set school records in both events with times of 5:05.65 and 11:18.96.

Over her four years at SHS, Chase competed in the state finals in the 1,600 three times and 4×800 relay and 3,200 each once.

Chase will continue her running career at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis this fall.

Skaggs filled a variety of roles for the Owls this spring.

She competed in the pole vault, long jump, high jump, and hurdles. After returning from an injury at the HHC, Skaggs advanced to regional in the long jump and 100 hurdles.

Owls head coach Spencer Sunbury said that he had one of his biggest freshman classes ever this spring, with 22 girls coming out for the team.

The Owls graduate 13 seniors from this year’s roster.