The boys and girls track and field teams at Seymour High School had good performances across the board during their home meet against Madison on Tuesday night at Bulleit Stadium.
The Seymour girls beat Madison 78.5-53.5 and the boys won 116-16.
“From my standpoint, it was a fun night because watching them come across (the finish line) and seeing those times drop was great,” Seymour girls head coach Spencer Sunbury said. “I feel like we kind of hit a lull there for a bit, and then tonight, things seemed to click.”
Top three finishers for the Seymour girls featured the 4×800 team of Kelly Beavers, AnnMarie Shuler, Vivienne Siefker and Brooke Trinkle winning in 10:45.07; the 4×100 team of Sydnie Kingery, Kamryn Aynes, Anna Marks and Sydney Montgomery winning in 53.46; and the 4×400 team of Ashlyn Henderson, Kennedy Burnett, Trinkle and Montgomery wining in 4:30.26.
“Our 4×100 had a great race tonight,” Sunbury said.
Evah Snyder won the 100 hurdles in 18.11 and Kate Connell was second at 18.83. In the high jump, Montgomery won at 4-11, and Connell tied for third at 4-8. In the long jump, Grace Lewis was third at 14-9.
Kiley Sons was second in shot put at 29-8.25 and second in discus at 91-2, and Tori Evans was third in discus at 74-1.
Kingery won the 100 in 13.52 and Marks was third at 13.89. Trinkle won the 1600 in 5:20.23, and Seymour swept the 400 with Montgomery (1:04.82), Alexis Stuckwisch (1:06.27) and Ashlyn Henderson (1:08.50).
Stuckwisch was second in the 200 at 29.14 and Henderson was third at 29.69. Beavers was second in the 800 (2:38.32) and Lyndsey Greenawalt was third (2:42.74).
Marks won the 300 hurdles in 54.71 and Lewis was third in 59.07. Connell and Lewis placed second and third in pole vault, respectively. Siefker was second in the 3200 in 11:51.14 and Folsom was third in 13:11.80.
“Sydney Montgomery, I can’t say enough about her. She’s been lights out every meet,” Sunbury said. “Vivienne had a PR in the two mile and Brooke had a season-best in the mile. In the 100, Anna Marks and Sydnie Kingery did well. Alexis Stuckwisch did awesome in the 400. Just a lot of big races tonight. I hate to point out too many because there so many girls that did so well.”
For boys, winning by 100 points emphasizes just how well the Owls performed.
“We’re still working hard and still getting better,” boys head coach Randy Fife said. “It’s good to finish first or second or third to get a ribbon, it’s good to win the meet, but the important thing is that we’re getting better. That’s what he hang our hat on.”
For the boys, top three finishers included Seymour’s 4×800 team of Ty Tormoehlen, Carter Murphy, Lane Mellencamp and Michael Brooks winning in 9:00.02; the 4×100 team of Logan Shelly, Mason Nugent, Jesse Mellencamp and Devon Jackson winning in 44.35; and the 4×400 squad of Jackson, Brooks, Jude Bane and Jaylan Johnson winning at 3:37.02.
In discus, Owen Kruse won with a throw of 127-3 and Curtis Burke was second at 124-4. Kruse also won shot put at 47-7.25, Burke was second at 39-2 and Evan Royer was third at 41-1.75.
The Seymour boys swept the long jump with Jaylan Johnson going first (20-9.5), Ben Marks second (18-11.5) and Bryson Darlage third (17-5).
In the 110 high hurdles, Mellencamp took first in 17.88 and Victor Gayton was third at 18.84. Nugent (11.68), Kyle Hileman (11.69) and Shelly (11.83) swept the 100, and Jude Bane won the 1600 in 4:36.70 with Brooks second at 4:46.57.
Brooks won the 800 in 2:08.71, Tormoehlen was second in 2:09.74 and Murphy was third in 2:13.93.
Alexxander Milliken won the 300 hurdles (46.00) and Franklin was second (46.01). Johnson won the 400 (52.12), Josh Rennekamp was second (53.78) and Hileman was third (55.25). Johnson also won the 200 in 23.19, and Mellencamp was second in 23.59.
Bane won the 3200 in 10:31.86 and Micah Jablonski was third in 10:56.40. Darlage won high jump at 5-10 and Ethan Silcox was second at 5-10. Jadrix Zumhingst was second in pole vault and Franklin was third.
“Our vaulters, all of our vaulters PR’ed down there which was good to see,” Fife said. “Jaylan ran the 200 for the first time this year and ran a really nice time. We had some kids get faster in the 100. Just overall, it’s not just our top finishers that PR’ed, but when you got 60-some boys on the team, you’re looking for everyone to PR, so I think that was the most exciting thing.”
Fife thinks Seymour has a lot of depth this season, which can help the Owls in the long run come postseason time.
“I think it’s going to be big when we get into meets where you can only enter two people, and hopefully you’re scoring both people,” Fife said. “You don’t have to finish first if you have two guys in second and third or third and fourth.”
Up next for both teams, the boys will be in the freshman/sophomore meet at Bedford on Thursday before the whole boys team hosts the Seymour Invite next Tuesday.
As for the girls, the Owls will be off until May 4 when they race in the Big Blue Invite at Jennings County.