ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
Centre boys and girls won their own invitational track meet last Tuesday. The meet was held at Marion.
With numerous junior varsity and freshmen competing, the Centre boys won with 115 points. The Cougars were followed by Burrton (93), Marion (66), Hillsboro (38) and Fairfield (36).
Winning individual championships for Centre were Eric Peterson in the high jump (5-feet 6-inches) and 300-meter hurdles (43.96), Justin Garrard in the 3,200 meters (10 minutes 19.9 seconds) and Todd Stahlecker in the 800 (2:21.7).
Placing second for Centre were Tad Remy in the javelin (121-5), Aaron Barney in the 100 (12.07), Garrard in the 1,600 (4:56.3), Stahlecker in the 400 (56.35), and the 4x100m relay team of Jeremy Kristek, Seth Jirak, Peterson and Danny Denham in 49.54.
For the Marion boys, Jimmy Shipman took top honors in the shot put (42-1).
Second-place honors for Marion went to Adam Depler in the shot put (41-10) and discus (114-61/2), Josh Shanklin in the 110-meter hurdles (21.78), the 4×400 relay team of Riley Ross, Joe Goering, Shanklin and Luke Bowers in 4:27.09, and the 4×800 relay team Daniel Goentzel, Matthew Kirkpatrick, John Barr III and Bowers in 10:39.82.
For Hillsboro, Josh Jost won the pole vault (10-6) and the 4×100 team of Jayce Penner, Tyler Kaufman, Michael Suderman and Jost won in 48.86. David Funk was second in the pole vault (10-6).
Centre girls came out on top with 131 points. They were followed by Burrton (98), Hillsboro (47), Marion (44) and Fairfield (14).
Individual winners for Centre were Jill Fenske in the long jump (13-101/2), Jackie Klenda in pole vault (7-6), Dani Hatfield in the 3,200 (13:49.7), Fenske in the 100 (13.62), Hatfield in the 1,600 (6:23.1), Jackie Klenda in the 400 (1:06.2), Krista Heiser in the 300 hurdles (56.65), and Alisha Barney in the 800 (2:53.7).
For Marion, Tedra Eis was the high jump champion (4-2).
Hillsboro’s only first-place finish came in the 4×800, where it ran uncontested and finished in 14:31.8.
Second-place finishers for Centre included Laura Klenda in the shot put (30-9) and javelin (116-3), Barney in pole vault (6-0), Heiser in the 100-meter hurdles (18.85), Fenske in the 200m (29.33), and the 4×400 relay team of Jackie Klenda, Hatfield, Heiser and Laura Klenda in 4:39.7.
For Marion, second-place finishers were Eis in the long jump (13-41/2) and triple jump (30-2), and Hillary Regaldo in the 3,200 (13:49.7).
For Hillsboro, Jenny Whisenhunt placed second in the 300-meter hurdles (1:01.4) and the 4×100 team of Jenny Terrell, Lauryn Mayfield, Whisenhunt and Amanda Stout placed second (59.21).