Rushville Republican

April 28, 2013

Lions edge Marauders in 3-team meet

Aaron Kirchoff
Rushville Republican

PENDLETON — The Lion track team needed every point in the 3-team track meet with Mt. Vernon and Pendleton Heights. The Lions tallied 64 points to edge Mt. Vernon with 63 and Pendleton Heights with 40.

Rushville’s 3200 relay team of Nick Zepeda, Ashton Wilson, Dalton Miller and Ryan Fogg ran a season best 8:27.78.

Zach Turner was second in the 110 hurdles in :16.70 with Jeremy Hallgarth third in :17.44. Turner was second in the 300 hurdles in a new record time of :41.11 with Hallgarth third in :44.15.

Sam Beavers crossed the line second in the 100 :12.01 with Austin Clark third at :12.38. Beavers also won the 200 in :24.28.

Evan Dyer took third in the 1600 with a time of 4:48.95.

Rushville’s 400 relay team of Turner, Shawn Valentine, Austin Clark and Beavers took first in :46.45.

Ashton Wilson won the 800 in a personal best 2:04.49.

The Lions made it a sweep of the relays as the 1600 team of Wilson, Beavers, Zepeda and Austin Dwenger won in 3:33.

Joe Garland took first in the discus at 136-4 and second in the shot put at 46-6.5.

Hallgarth finished third in the high jump at 5-8.

Zach Keim finished fourth in the long jump at 18-5.5 and second in the pole vault at 10-6.

J.T. Ephlin had a personal best 41-0.25 in the shot put.

Lady Marauders win 3-team meet

PENDLETON – On a rainy day in Pendleton, the Lady Lions took on the host Lady Arabians and Mt. Vernon in a 3-team track meet. The Lady Marauders took top honors with 70 points followed by Pendleton Heights 64 and Rushville 33.

“This was our first meet in almost two weeks due to weather, so I really felt like the girls were trying to find their way back to competing. Mt. Vernon and Pendleton are the two best teams in our conference, so this was going to be great competition regardless of our infrequent practices due to weather,” Coach Jim Helsley noted. “This is the first of six meets in two weeks, so I’m really interested in seeing how our times, distances, and heights improve from now until the end of that stretch.”

Kayla Shelton won the discus event for the Lady Lions and Ellie Sammons was second in the shot put.

Regan Laker finished second in the hurdles.

Jacquelyn Hastings was second in both the long jump and the high jump.

The 400 relay team of Autumn Meece, Mikayla Dougherty, Marisa Hall and Hastings finished second.

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