Owls’ 4×800 team places second, qualifies for state meet


Seymour’s Samantha Jacobi was giving inspirational pep talks all night before the Owls took the track for the 4×800 meter relay. This was Jacobi’s senior season, and she wanted to make it to the state meet.

Seymour was seeded fourth heading into the event, but once the starter fired the gun, the Owls exceeded expectations.

The team of Jacobi, Hayley Harpe, Vivienne Siefker and Brooke Trinkle placed second with a time of 9:50.66 to qualify for the state meet, setting a personal best time this season by about 17 seconds.

“Amazing,” Jacobi said. “It’s my senior year. I’ve never been to state in anything, so I was like ‘this is my last shot, let’s go.’ It paid off, and I’m really excited.”

Trinkle said the 4×8 team was talking about it all week, so they knew they had it in them to advance.

“We switched up our lineup a bit,” Trinkle said. “Samantha started for us, and I think that really helped.”

Trinkle followed that up by qualifying for state in the 1600 for a second-straight year, placing third with a time of 5:18.01.

“It feels amazing,” Trinkle said. “I can’t believe it.”

Harpe placed fourth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.47. Trinkle and Jacobi placed 11th and 12th in the 800 with times of 2:33.62 and 2:36.15, respectively.

Hannah Dart was 13th in the discus with a throw of 96 feet, 9 inches, and Dart was seventh shot put with a 35-10.75. Vivienne Siefker was fifth in

the 3200 at 11:54.02 and Kinsley Folsom was ninth in 12:15.48. Kate Connell was 15th in pole vault at 7-6.

For Brownstown, Camryn Thompson got to the finals in the 100 hurdles and placed seventh with a time of 16.74. Thompson also placed fifth in the 300 hurdles in 49.64. Paige McKain placed 14th in the 1600 at 5:53.25.

The Braves’ 4×100 team of Jazz Yeadon, Maddy Schepman, Noe McPherson and Camryn Thompson placed 13th with a time of 52.51, and those same four placed 14th in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:32.92.

Addie Shelton placed 13th in shot put with a throw of 32-8.25.

Crothersville’s Kennadi Lakins jumped 15-2 in long jump, and Trinity’s Emalee Goss jumped 5-0 in high jump and placed fourth.

State finals will be next Friday at Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex in Bloomington at 3 p.m. The 4×800 will be the first event, so the Owls are excited to try to drop more time.

“I think we have it in us to drop some more time,” Jacobi said.

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