Berlier, Rentschler lead HNHS trackboys to fifth at own Lime City Relays

Huntington North discus thrower Nathan Sutter prepares to let the platter fly at the Lime City Relays at Kriegbaum Field on Saturday, April 27. Photo by Steve Clark.

Runner-up placings by pole vaulter Adam Berlier and shot putter Jon Rentschler led the Huntington North High School boys' track team to fifth place among eight teams at its own Lime City Relays on Saturday, April 27.

Berlier and teammate Houston Lehman each cleared 11-6 in the vault, with Berlier being awarded second on fewer attempts.

Rentschler heaved the shot 48-3 for his second place finish, which he paired with a fifth in discus with a throw of 135-2.

Cordell Lewis placed fourth in the 1,600-meter run for the next-best Viking individual finish, clocking in at 4:38.07. Luke Doughty took fifth in the 3,200-meter run, in 10:34.29, and Andrew Spahr was sixth in long jump with a leap of 20-3.5.

The Vikings got two fourths in relays as the 1,600-meter relay team of Jake Shaw, Isaac Smith, Aaron Ebert and Spahr went 3:38.09 and the 3,200-meter relay team of Jordan Utter, Charles Mettler, Austin Lange and Lewis clocked in at 8:36.57.

Three Viking relay teams earned sixth place points. The distance medley team of Shaw, Lange, Spahr and Utter went 6:04.22, and the 800 sprint medley relay team of Alan Schmidt, Andrew Sizemore, Drew Fawcett and Alex Overby timed in at 1:50.24. The 400-meter relay team of Schmidt, Sizemore, Fawcett and Shaw clocked in at :46.56.

Homestead was team champion with 125 points, and Fort Wayne South Side and Carroll tied for second with 115 points apiece. Merrillville was fourth with 96 points. The Vikings placed fifth with 75 points.

Three meet records were set, with Alex Hess of Carroll wiping Huntington North's Ross Ochs out of the books with a time of 4:16.90 in the 1600. Trevor Stanley of Homestead set a meet and stadium record in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a time of :38.30 and Austin Jamerson of Merrillville set a meet and stadium record in the long jump with a distance of 23-3.5.