Field events sweeps lead Lady Viking trackgirls over Marion

The Huntington North High school girls' track team swept all five field events on the way to a 95-36 blitzing of visiting Marion on Tuesday, April 9.

Machaela Mertz won the 100 and 400-meter dashes as HNHS also captured five wins on the track.

Paige Coolman threw the discus 87-3 to lead the discus sweep, with Onna Doering second and Maddie Klender third.

Klender came back to win the shot put with a heave of 36-11, with Caitlyn Sands placing second and Doering third.

Jamie Feller captured the high jump at 4-8, the same height as teammate Alexis Wygant achieved for second, with Abby Ness third.

Lindsey Foster led the long jump sweep with a leap of 16-5-1/2, followed by Wygant in second and Emily Bucher in third.

Wygant got a win in the pole vault with a height of 7-6, and Lauren Sands placed second as the only two competitors in the event.

Mertz went :12.7 to get her 100 win, then cruised home in 1:03.4 to win the 400.

Robyn Karst won the 1600-meter run in 6:19.5, and Kayla Patrick grabbed the 3,200-meter run in 12:11.8, with Hannah Stoffel taking runner-up in the latter, for the other two individual wins on the track for HNHS.

The Lady Vikings' 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams got the remaining wins. Stephanie McElhaney, Karson Rowe, Marie Ditzler and Marissa Jamison went 10:55 for the longer relay win, and Ness, Wygant, Foster and Mertz clocked in at 4:22.6 for the shorter relay victory.

Allie Christian took second in the 110-meter hurdles and Alexis Aldred was runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles for HNHS. Ditzler was runner-up in the 800-meter run and Foster was second in the 200-meter dash.