Lady Viking trackgirls lose to Bellmont

Two pairs of first place finishes in field events and relays weren't enough to lift the Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team over host Bellmont on Tuesday, May 7, and the Lady Vikings fell 73-59

Paige Coolman's 100-7 fling in discus and Alexis Wygant's spring of 8-6 in pole vault captured Huntington North's golds in field events.

The 3,200-meter relay team of Hannah Stoffel, Lauren Daas, Stephanie McElhaney and Kayla Patrick crossed the line in 10:19.0 to account for one of the Lady Vikings' firsts on the track, while the 400-meter relay quartet of Allie Christian, Jamie Feller, Alexa Shoemaker and Lindsey Foster finished in :52.4 to claim the other.

Machaela Mertz collected two silvers for Huntington North, clocking in at :13.0 and :26.5 in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, respectively.

Christian's time of :17.0 in the 100-meter hurdles, Wygant's 1:05.2 in the 400-meter dash, Karson Rowe's 5:42.2 in the 1,600-meter run and Marie Ditzler's 12:54.7 in the 3,200-meter run made up the Lady Vikings' other second place finishes.

Runners-up in field events were Foster in long jump with a bound of 15-8, Maddie Klender in shot put with a heave of 36-3.5 and Onna Doering in discus with a throw of 90-6.

Huntington North rounded out its medal haul on the day with four bronze finishes in both track and field events.

In track, it was Shoemaker in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 54.1, Lindsey Foster in the 200-meter run with a 27.1, Taryn Doering in the 800-meter run with a 2:51.8 and Marissa Jamison in the 3,200-meter run with a 13:11.3.

Jamie Feller's tries of 4-8 and 13-4 in high jump and long jump, respectively, Lauren Sands' 31-9 in shot put and Klender's 87-9 in discus accounted for the rest of the Lady Vikings' top three finishes.