Cain (above) returns to regional; Reid and Casner make first trip as freshman.
Warren Central’s girls’ track team ran away with the Shelbyville Sectional title on Tuesday, finishing with 183 points. Franklin Central was second with 136.
Freshman Jordan Reid, who advanced in both the 100-and 200-meter dashes, helped the Dragons finish fourth overall with 77 points. Greenfield-Central was fifth with 63.
New Palestine freshman Kaylin Casner also advanced in two events Tuesday. She was third in the 800-meter run in a time of 2:23.84 and finished in second in the 1,600-meter run (5:22.09).
Reid set a school record in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 12.35. She will also advance in the 200-meter dash, running a time of 25.73 for third.
Senior Lillie Cain was the third Dragon to advance to the Franklin Community Regional next week. Cain was second in the shot put with a throw of 38’05.50”.
New Palestine also advanced two relays out of the sectional. Casner, Victoria Crowder, Sarah Greene and Edin Hurst teamed together in the 1,600-meter relay and finished second overall in 4:07.61. The 3,200-meter relay of Casner, Crowder, Natalie Shanahan and Grace Voelz was third in 10:13.57.
For Greenfield-Central, senior Jenny Flora was right behind Cain and finished third overall in the shot put with a throw of 37’02.50”. Flora also advanced in the discus throw, finishing second overall (119’0”). Teammate Hannah Burkhart was third after a throw of 114’09”.
Veteran pole vaulter Emily Jones also moved past the sectional with a jump of 10’06” for second place. Shelbyville’s Erin Diemer was first and set a sectional record with a vault of 11’08”.
Also for the Cougars, freshman Crystal Peterson was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in 46.87 and Mackenzie Polster was fifth in the high jump with a leap of 5’0”. Peterson was also sixth in the long jump.
New Palestine’s Casner topped Greenfield-Central junior Sydney Cook in the 800 by .03 seconds for the final regional spot, although Cook and others could still advance.
Other members of each team, usually being fourth- and fifth-place finishers, may also advance to the regional based on results from other sectionals around the state.
1) Warren Central 183
2) Franklin Central 136
3) Roncalli 79
4) New Palestine 77
5) Greenfield-Central 63
6) Shelbyville 50
7) Scecina Memorial 11
8) Lutheran 7
8) Morristown 7
10) Triton Central 6
11) Beech Grove 2
Photo courtesy of New Palestine Athletics.