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Rushville boys 82, Connersville 50; Lady Spartans 65-63

The folllowing is an unedited boys varsity track report from Rushville coach Jim Marlatt:

The Rushville boys track team was in action Tuesday evening hosting Connersville in a dual meet. The Lions put together a strong overall performance and improved their season record to 2-0 by defeating the Spartans with a final score of 82-50.

The 4×800 relay team of Ethan Chastain, Michael Slaton, Isaac Chastain, and Andrew Miller tied their season best time of 9:00 to take 1st overall with reserve teams of Jacob Kirchoff, Nick Innis, Keith Bacon, and Adam Bousman and Heath Barada, Nick Neuman, John King, and Adrian Meza also running well. Keith Hallgarth ran a season best time in the 110m hurdles finishing 2nd in 16.7. Connor Hay and Austen Gerrian finished 4th and 5th with times of 18.93 and 19.19. Trevor Valentine ran a season best time in the 100m dash to take 1st place in 11.56 with Trey Cain finishing 4th in 11.78 (season best). Guy Herrington, Joshua Sheets, Hunter Norris, Josiah Hay, Nick Bowling, Connor Hay, and Kanyon Keith all ran personal bests in the 100. In the 1600, Miller, I. Chastain, and Slaton all ran season best times to sweep the event finishing 1st-3rd with times of 4:52, 4:58, and 5:01 respectively. Cole Dixon, Nick Innis, and Ethan Chastain all ran season bests with Caleb Krodel, Nick Neuman, and Sam Sterrett also competing.

The 4×100 team of Gerrian, Rufus Noe, Cain, and Valentine ran a season best time of 46.5 to take a very close victory with the team of Herrington, Sheets, J. Hay, and Norris running well in the event. Jonah Yazel and Ira Griffith both ran season best times in the 400 to finish 2nd and 3rd with times of 54.1 and 54.2. Hallgarth finished 2nd in the 300m hurdles with a season best time of 45.2 with C. Hay and Keith finishing 4th and 5th with times of 50.43 and 55.51 (season best). Miller, I. Chastain, and Slaton returned to sweep the 800 taking the top 3 places with times of 2:09, 2:17, and 2:18 respectively. E. Chastain, Kirchoff, Innis, Bacon, Barada, Neuman, Bousman, and King also ran well in the event. Valentine and Cain were very strong in the 200 finishing 1st and 2nd with times of 23.1 and 23.8 with Yazel finishing 4th in 25.46. Herrington, Sheets, J. Hay, Norris, and Kohl Mann also competed in the event. In the 3200, Cole Dixon ran an excellent race to finish 1st with a season best time of 11:15 with Sam Sterrett finishing 3rd in 11:23. Meza and Krodel took 5th and 6th in the race as well. The 4×400 team of I. Chastain, Yazel, Griffith, and Miller finished the running events with a win taking 1st with a season best time of 3:44. Teams of Kirchoff, E. Chastain, Slaton, and C. Hay as well as Hallgarth, Neuman, Barada, and Bousman also ran well in the event.

In the field events, Valentine took 1st in the long jump with a distance of 20’11” with Griffith finishing 3rd with 17’5.5″. Nick Wethington, Norris, J. Hay, and Bousman also competed in the event. Noe and Cain finished 2nd and 3rd in the high jump clearing 5’10” and 5’6″ respectively. Wethington finished 2nd in the pole vault tying his season best height of 10’0″. King and Bowling finished 4th and 5th both matching season best heights. Griffith threw a season best in the discus to finish 1st overall with a throw of 122’1″. Leland Joya took 3rd in the disc with a season best distance of 108’5″. David Walker, Whalen Abbott, Nick Amos, and Nick Culley also threw well in the event. In the shot put, Kohl Mann finished 3rd overall with a distance of 37’10” with Joya and Walker finishing 4th and 5th. Abbott and Culley also competed in the event.

“The guys had a very solid all around meet tonight. I saw a great deal of improvement from the first meet and there were a total of 47 personal best performances. Consistent improvement is one of the top goals for everyone and it is great to see our guys push themselves on a daily basis. We have a lot of guys who have been working very hard throughout the winter and it has really shown to begin the season. Tonight was a very good step toward our overall season goals.”

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