North track teams top Seymour


Although the scores from Tuesday’s meet against Columbus North may not show it, the Seymour track and field teams are making progress.

North used its depth to defeat the Seymour girls 86-45 and topped the boys 102-30.

The Seymour girls won six events with Lora Skaggs leading the way with three firsts. She won the high jump at 4-10, long jump at 15-6 and 100 hurdles in 16.67.

Brooke Trinkle picked up firsts in the 800 (2:28.26) and 1,600 (5:20) and said she ran her best times of the season in both.

“I talked to coach Spencer (Sunbury) before the meet,” she said. “I wasn’t really focused on placing, I was just more focused on my time and trying to set a PR for myself. During the (1,600), I just felt pretty good, and I thought I could give it my all, and in the home stretch, I was really trying to get first. In the 800, the last 100 meters I knew I could get first when I saw the North runner, and I gave everything I had to finish through.”

Trinkle said she is looking forward to warmer weather for practices so she can get in better shape and continue to drop her times.

“It was a big night for us,” Sunbury said. “We knew they were going to be good, fast and strong all around. The girls really came out and ran well and had a lot of season bests.

“It was a big night for Brooke Trinkle. It was kind of a breakout night. She took it to another level in all of her runs.”

The other first for the SHS girls came in the 400 relay where Addison Lemon, Kaliegh Maschino, Anna Marks and Jayden Nichols ran a 53.72.

“The girls just continue to work hard,” Sunbury said.

The Seymour boys won three events as Josh Pennington won the high hurdles in 15:35, Bryson Darlage won the high jump at 5-10 and Chandler Drummond won pole vault by clearing 10 feet.

“We had a lot of kids with season bests and quite a few with personal bests,” boys coach Randy Fife said. “We got off to a good start in the high hurdles. Josh was sub-16 there. North is just a very good team with a lot of depth, so it provided very good competition for us. The goal is to always keep getting better, and we did tonight.”

The Seymour boys will run in the New Albany Relays on Thursday night.

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