Trinity girls place second, boys fourth in home meet


The Trinity track and field team hosted a meet with South Decatur, Oldenburg Academy and Shawe Memorial on Tuesday night, and the girls team took second place while the boys placed fourth.

South Decatur won the girls meet with a score of 78 while Trinity had 52 team points.

Sadie Nay placed second in the 400 meter dash for the Cougars with a time of 1:14.72.

“I feel like I did really well,” Nay said. “I definitely could’ve started a little bit faster, but I’m happy with how it turned out.”

Tuesday was also senior night for Trinity, and Nay was the lone senior for the girls while Matthew Cobb was the lone senior for the boys.

“It’s definitely a little bitter-sweet because I wish we had more home meets, but I’m glad we got to have one this year,” Nay said. “So far, this season has gone very well.”

The senior said she hopes to break 1:10 this season in the 400. Her previous best is a 1:12, which she ran at the Crothersville meet when she placed first.

“If I could get below 1:10, that’d be awesome,” she said.

Other top finishers for Trinity were Emalee Goss in the high jump, which she won with a jump of 5 feet, 2 inches. Goss also placed third in the 100 at 14.05 and second in the 200 at 29.96.

Cheyenne Campbell won the 3200 in 15:02, was second in the 1600 at 6:41 and third in the 800 at 3:07.79. Jocelyn Love was second in the 110 hurdles at 17.90 and fourth in the 300 hurdles at 55.43.

Last year, Trinity had less than five athletes come out for track and field, and this year the Cougars have nearly 20.

“It’s definitely a lot more fun to have a team to run with,” Nay said.

On the boys side, Trinity placed fourth with 17 points. South Decatur won with 100 points, Oldenburg was second with 67 and Shawe was third with 23.

Jake Holland won the 300 hurdles for Trinity with a time of 45.75.

“I love getting out here and running,” Holland said. “Having the fans cheering me on, it’s indescribable.”

He said the key to the 300 hurdles is getting off to a quick start and maintaining the fast pace.

“The start, you just go out fast and try to keep the pace all the way through,” he said. “It’s kind of a shorter race, so I kind of just push myself all the way.”

Holland was also second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 18.43.

He said “getting over the hurdles the right way, getting my footing right” will be key to improving his time this season.

Cobb placed fifth for Trinity in both the 100 (13.04) and 200 (26.81), and Landon McKay was fifth in the 400 at 1:07.06.

Next up for Trinity, the Cougars will be at Jac-Cen-Del with Hauser and Morristown for a 5 p.m. start time on Thursday.

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