The Trojans took a full bus of athletes ready to compete to the indoor state qualifier at U Indy hosted by Lawrence Central on Friday. The lengthy meet was the first look at competition that many rookies had – and they did not disappoint.
In the 60m Curtis Richardson took a little stumble, but still powered his way to a 7.33, good enough for a 7th place ranking in state (small school). He’ll look to improve that mark this Tuesday and continue to climb in the rankings. Holding his own in his first meet, Junior Matt Coons is currently 13th.
In the 60m hurdles, Mary Bea Sowinski performed like a veteran in her first ever time competing in the event and is currently 2nd in state. Not to go unnoticed, freshman Grace Felts followed Sowinski’s lead and ran her first race as well, good enough to be provisionally qualified for state at 20th. She’ll look to climb higher and secure her spot in the state meet.
The real surprise of the night came with our relays who showed out in force:
The boys DMR sits comfortably at 4th. The girls are ranked 1st in the 4×200, 4×400, and DMR. The boys 4×800 is 16th and the JV girls DMR is proudly at 22nd. The other relays look to qualify this Tuesday back at U Indy.
Other athletes popping up in the rankings: Mayan Stickel 10th (high jump), Amelia Dessauer 12th (pole vault), Holli Parker 15th (high jump), Moira McGinley 15th (long jump), Clay Williams 18th (pole vault), Emma Stapleton 19th (long jump).
The first poll for girls was released today (all schools) and the lady Trojans come in ranked at 15th as the boys and girls teams prepare for indoor state on March 28th.