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Results from Oak Hill for Saturday, March 9th

OHTF Lady Eagles Have Strong Showing at 2nd Indoor State Qualifier – 4×2 Relay of Campbell, Bowlin, Rex, Highley Set Indoor Program Record

The OHTF Lady Eagles competed in their 2nd Hoosier State Relays Indoor Qualifier of the season Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University. In all the Lady Eagles set 2 NEW PROGRAM RECORDS, recorded 1 Class 1a-2a-3a Division 1st, 9 Top 20 Overall All Class finishes, 8 Top 10 Division finishes, and 11 Program All Time Top 10 best.

The HSR Qualifing meets are scheduled through the 1st three weeks of March leading up to the Indoor State Championships Saturday March 23th. While the qualifying meets are a mixture of all classes the HSR Finals are broken up into two classes/divisions (1a-2a-3a “small school” & 4a-5a-6a “large school”) based on IHSAA Football Classification. The Top 24 ranked performers in each event in each class/division earn a spot in the HSR Finals held this year at the Fall Creek Pavillion located at the Indiana Fairgrounds.

Senior Lady Eagle Leah Highley led the way Saturday as the Future IUK Lady Cougar bettered her own Program Record in the 60 Meter Dash in a time of 8.52. Highley had set the mark last year in 8.55. She also anchored two high finishing relays. The 4×200 Meter Relay of Highley and Juniors Ellie Campbell and Cail Bowlin along with Sophomore Audrey Rex also set a New Program Record in a time of 1:52.84 good enough for 5th overall and 2nd in our Division. The time was ahead of the previous program record of 1:53.58 set in 2022 by Highley and Campbell along with Melissa Kluevein and Kristen Travis. The record prior to 2022 was 1:55.44.

Highley also anchored the 4×400 Meter Relay to a 4th Place finish overall, 1st in our Division in 4:20.59. Rex joined Highley on the relay as did Sophomore Lexi Nuber and Freshman Kora Pond. The time is the 3rd best in Program History trailing only the foursome of Danielle Thompson, Layne Smith, Janae Moffitt, and Christine Harper who in 2012 and 2013 set both the indoor and outdoor marks and were Indoor State Runners Up in 2013. Its only the 4th time in Program History a team ran under 4:30.

Bowlin was close behind Highley in the 60 Meter Dash matching her time from a week ago in 8.58 which is 2nd best in Program History behind Highley. Campbell took 5th overall in the Long Jump with another consistent jump of 16-5.25. Campbell who set the indoor program record last week was 3rd in our Division.

Other top individual performances were Junior Jennessa Shields in the Shot Put taking 9th overall and 4th in our Division with a toss of 30-7.75. Shields toss was the 7th best in Program History. Junior Abby Sneed cleared an indoor personal best 7-0 in the Pole Vault to finish 12th overall in the event and 4th in our Division. Sneed’s clearance was also good for 7th best in Program History.

Sophomore Biruk Travis was 17th in the 3200 Meter Run, Sophomore Ava Miller 18th in the Long Jump, and Junior Bella Taylor 19th in the 60 Meter Hurdles. All earned Top 10 honors in our Division. Taylor’s personal best time of 10.87 ties Kate Thompson for 7th best in Program History overall (55 and 60 Meter Hurdles combined) but 2nd in Program History for the 60 Meter Hurdles behind Krista Hobbs only.

The Lady Eagles 4×800 Meter Relay of Pond, Senior Evelin Perez, Junior Audrey Woodard, and Freshman Quinn Brunner ran a Top 10 Program best mark of 11:21 to finish 14th overall and 6th in our Division. Woodard came back in the Distance Medley Relay joined by Junior Eily Hawk along with Sophomores Sophia Rowland and Lydia Trexler to finish 18th overall and earning a Top 10 Division finish.

The Lady Eagles will compete in their last Indoor HSR Qualifier next Friday March 15th at Taylor University.

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OHTF Golden Eagles Have Strong Showing at 2nd Indoor State Qualifier – Distance Medley Relay of Sweet, Trexler, Wyrick, Jackson Shatter Program Record

The OHTF Golden Eagles competed in their 2nd Hoosier State Relays Indoor Qualifier of the season Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan University. In all the Golden Eagles set 1 NEW PROGRAM RECORD, 1 Overall 1st Place, 11 Top 20 Overall All Class Finishes, 12 Top 10 Small School (Class 1a-2a-3a) Division Finishes, 3 Division Runner Up Finishes, and 7 Top 10 Program Best.

The HSR Qualifing meets are scheduled through the 1st three weeks of March leading up to the Indoor State Championships Saturday March 23th. While the qualifying meets are a mixture of all classes the HSR Finals are broken up into two classes/divisions (1a-2a-3a “small school” & 4a-5a-6a “large school”) based on IHSAA Football Classification. The Top 24 ranked performers in each event in each class/division earn a spot in the HSR Finals held this year at the Fall Creek Pavillion located at the Indiana Fairgrounds.

The Distance Medley Relay led the way with a very impressive run to not only an overall 1st Place but also a New Program Record. The relay consisted of Senior Trenton Sweet running 1200 Meters, Senior Levi Trexler 400 Meters, Junior Lance Wyrick the 800 Meters, and Senior Owen Jackson anchoring with 1600 Meters. The foursome dropped over 23 seconds off the previous program record to win in a time of 10:30.96. That time ranks 1st in the State in our Division by 30 seconds and ranks 4th overall in the entire State right now behind Bloomington North, Noblesville, and Brownsburg who have all run 10:24. The Golden Eagles battled with Columbia City the entire race who finished 2nd in 10:33 the State’s 5th best mark thus far. Warsaw was 3rd with Laporte 4th all under 11 minutes. Sweet had a very strong opening leg coming off only 1 week of training following basketball to get the Golden Eagles into the lead pack. Trexler maintained the position putting Wyrick in a battle for 1st throughout. Wyrick posted an indoor personal best time of 2:02 in his leg to set Jackson up who grabbed the lead with 300 meters to go for good. Jackson posted a remarkable split of 4:20. Jackson had been part of the previous record set in 2002 of 10:53.76 along with Sol O’Blenis, Lucas Cates, and Landon Biegel. Those two DMRs are the only two in program history to break 11 minutes.

The Top Individual performance on Saturday came from Freshman Kyle Brower and his older Senior brother Nate. The brothers both cleared 12 feet in the Pole Vault to finish in a tie for 3rd overall – 2nd in our Division. The 12 foot clearance is the 5th best in Program History.

Sophomore Thane Jones had a big breakthrough in the Shot Put finishing 8th overall – 2nd in our Division with a toss of 43-3.75. This was not only a new lifetime best fot Jones but also ranks just outside the Top 10 in Program History. Senior Tai Johnson was 11th in the event with another toss over 40 feet good enough for 5th in our Division.

Senior Toby Sneed had a solid debut in the 3200 Meter Run taking 16th overall in a tough field in 10:38 overall. A time that is close to his indoor presonal best and ranks 6th in Program History.

Freshman Jalen Scott and Senior AJ Austin both took 20th overall in their respective individual events. Scott who ran the 2nd fastest 60 Meter Dash in program history a week ago was just off his time this week finishing 7th in our Division and posting the 5th best mark in Program History. Austin competing in the Long Jump for just the 2nd time set a new personal best with a jump of 18-6.5 good enough for 8th in our Division.

Junior Drew Elzinga was just outside the Top 20 overall in the 60 Hurdles finishing 21st but was 8th in our Division.

Outside of the DMR’s record breaking performance all other Golden Eagle relays were Top 12 overall finishers. The 4×400 Meter Relay of Austin, Morshown Cotton, Marc Caritos, and Micah McKinney bettered their time from a week ago posting a 3:48 good enough for 10th overall and 4th in our Division. The mark is the 6th best in Program History. Cotton and McKinney were also part of the 4×200 Meter Relay with Trexler and Scott which dropped time from the week before posting a 1:39 to place 11th Overall – 3rd in our Division. The time is good for 5th best in Program History. Austin and Sneed combined with fellow Senior Kaleb Westgate and Sophomore Corban Tippey to finish 12th in the 4×800 Meter Relay in 9:05. The time was good enough for 6th in our Division and also ranks 8th best in Program History.

The Golden Eagles will compete in their last Indoor HSR Qualifier next Friday March 15th at Taylor University.

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