Rushville Republican

April 16, 2013

Lady Lions fall to New Palestine on the track

Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — On a soggy local track, the Lady Lions fell to visiting New Palestine 76-56 in girls track action.

Rushville Autumn Meece and Ellie Sammons both won two events on the day. Meece won both the 100 and 200. Sammons won the shot put and the discus events.

Jacquelyn Hastings took top honors in the high jump and finished second in the 200 and long jump.

Regan Laker took second place in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.

Marisa Hall finished second in the 100.

Kayla Shelton took second in the shot put and the discus and Sarah Daubenspeck finished second in the high jump.

“This meet provided great competition to see how we compare to other teams in our conference. Like our meet against Connersville, the team is only a couple events away from being able to come away with the win. Tonight, New Pal was dominate in the distance races and it greatly affected the score. If we can get some of our girls to improve their times in the distance races and learn how to successfully compete in multiple events during the meet, we have a chance to beat anyone on our schedule,” Coach Jim Helsley noted. “Autumn Meece continues to have an outstanding senior season. She has won the 100 and 200 every single time so far this season. Senior Mikayla Dougherty has moved from sprints to middle distance this week, and she has really helped improve our 4x800 relay team.”

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222 ext. 114