Crothersville, Trinity compete in tri-meet to open season


The Crothersville girls track and field team was victorious on Monday evening while the boys came in second place in a tri-meet against Trinity Lutheran and Hauser.

The girls won with 55 points, Trinity was second with 46 and Hauser was third with 31. The Hauser boys won with 103, Crothersville scored 24 and Trinity scored 20.

Kaylee Caudill won both the shotput and the discus for the Tigers with throws of 29’8” and 64’1”, respectively.

Other first place finishes were Kaylyn Holman in the 1600 (6:01) and 800 (2:39.7), and Ella Plasse in the 3200 in 13:25. Kennadi Lakins won long jump for the Tigers with a jump of 13’10”, and Lakins also placed second in high jump.

Trinity’s Emalee Goss won the high jump with a 4’11”, which is a new personal record for her.

“I’m really happy that I cleared that first meet,” Goss said.

Her previous best was a 4’10” in practice, and this was the first meet of her Trinity career as Goss is only a freshman.

“Mainly technique,” Goss said on what led her to be successful. “On the last one, I got overly excited and leaned into the bar.

“I usually just prep before it while I’m waiting. Mainly when I’m at the line about to go, I just breathe for a minute and then go.”

She said her main goal is to clear 5’5” at some point in her Trinity career because that’s the school record.

Goss also won the 100 meter dash in 13.77 and the 200 meter dash in 29.82.

Jocelyn Love won both the 100 and 300 hurdles for the Cougars, finishing with times of 18.09 and 56.71, respectively. Sadie Nay was also a first-place finisher for Trinity in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:12.

On the boys side, freshman Dirk Crater took home two blue ribbons for the Tigers. He won the 1600 in 5:42 and the 3200 in 12:58. Crater was also second in the 800.

“I’ve been working hard in the offseason, hoping to get a win under my belt, and it feels good,” Crater said.

In the mile, Crater had a slow first lap and once he realized it, he made sure to pick up the pace.

“I was going to pace with the guy in front of me, and that didn’t really work out,” he said. “I passed him and got going.”

After Crater took the lead on the second lap, he was on his own for the remainder of the race. He said he just tries to think positive when he’s running alone.

“I just think positive,” he said. “Every corner I have someone cheering me on, so I think of that and do it for them. Do it for my coaches, that’s what keeps me up.”

Travis DeHart was second in the hurdles for Crothersville, and he was also runner-up in the 100 meter dash. Corey Reynolds was the third Tiger competing for the boys, and he participated in shotput and discus.

For Trinity, Adam Everroad was second in the 1600 and Matthew Cobb was second in the 200.

The Cougars will be back in action on Thursday for an away meet at Southwestern (Shelby), meanwhile Crothersville is back on the track tonight when the Tigers compete at Brownstown Central with the Braves and Austin.

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