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Track Recaps from Tuesday, April 6

Track Recaps from Tuesday, April 6

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BOYS- Rushville 96 (home), South Decatur 38, North Decatur 32

Unedited boys’ recap from Rushville’s Jim Marlatt- The Rushville boys track and field team opened their 2021 season by hosting a three team meet with North and South Decatur. This was the first track meet for the Rushville boys in nearly two years and the guys took advantage of good weather to produce very positive results.

The Rushville boys won the meet with a score of 96 followed by South Decatur with 38 and North Decatur with 32.

In the field events, Senior Joe Sheehan took first place in both the shot put and the discus with distances of 42’6″ and 114’8″. Eli McGrath and Austin Vance finished 3rd and 4th in the shot put with distances of 38’3″ and 38’0″ with Nash Paddack, Nick Pavey, Dominick Evans, and Bryton Grizzell also competing in the event. McGrath also finished 3rd in the discus with a throw of 99’9″ with Paddack, Vance, Pavey, Grizzell, and Evans also throwing well. In the long jump, Alec Evans finished 1st overall with a jump of 18’1.5″ with Tristan Norris finishing 3rd with a distance of 16’11” and Aedan Muench-Bender coming in 8th place. Evans also took 3rd place in the high jump clearing 5’8″ with Trenton Dyer and Jacob Hampton finishing 6th and 7th overall. And in the pole vault, Jacob Hampton finished 1st clearing 8’0″ while Brody Miller and Nick Amos finished 2nd and 3rd both clearing 7’0″.

On the track, the 4×800 team of Carter Tague, Ryan Schindler, Adam Bousman, and Charlie Sterrett finished in 1st place with a time of 9:17. The team of Shepard Cupp, Jonathan Starke, Tuff Tackett, and Sam Sterrett also competed well. Freshman Caleb Rector finished 1st in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 19.4 with Brian Simmermon and Ashton Reece coming in 5th and 6th places. Jayden Roosa and Colton Griffith took 2nd and 3rd in the 100 with times of 11.83 and 11.97 with Harper Miller, Ashton Hammond, Chase Woolf, Tristan Norris, Brody Miller, Hayden Miller, Benjamin Means, and Aedan Muench-Bender competing in Reserve races. Kyle Stanley and Sam Sterrett took 1st and 2nd in the 1600 finishing in 4:58 and 5:20 respectively.

The 4×100 team of Harper Miller, A.Evans, Griffith, and Roosa came in 1st place with a time of 47.06. Teams of Norris, Woolf, Means, and Hammond, and H.Miller, B.Miller, Muench-Bender, and Hampton also competed in Reserve races. Carter Tague took 1st place in the 400 with a time of 52.75 with Sam Barada finishing 4th with a time of 59.44. In the 300 meter hurdles Rector and Simmermon took 3rd and 5th with times of 50.99 and 58.04 with Reece running well in the Reserve race. The Lions were strong in the 800 with C.Sterrett, Schindler, Bousman, Cupp, and Starke finishing 1st-5th with times of 2:17, 2:19, 2:23, 2:31, and 2:34 with Tackett also competing in the race. Harper Miller and Griffith finished 3rd and 5th in the 200 with times of 25.33 and 26.01 with Hammond, Norris, B.Miller, H.Miller and Means running well in Reserve races. Stanley and S.Sterrett returned to take 1st and 2nd in the 3200 with times of 11:13  and 11:51. And the 4×400 team of Bousman, C.Sterrett, A.Evans, and Tague finished in 1st place with a time of 3:58 with teams of Barada, H.Miller, Cupp, Schindler, and Woolf, Reece, Simmermon, and Rector competing well.

Tonight went really well. It was great to be able to compete again after losing last season. The weather was great. And the guys overall really performed well. This team has quite a bit of potential and tonight proved that there is a reason to be optimistic. Today was a very good first step towards what will hopefully be a very strong season.

More recaps follow.

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