Foster, Stoffel lead HNHS girls' track team past North Side


Huntington North long jumper Lindsey Foster sails toward a win in her event against visiting North Side on Tuesday, April 8. Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Lindsey Foster and sophomore Hannah Stoffel each won two events to help the Huntington North High School girls' track team blast visiting Fort Wayne North Side, 86-46, in its season-opener on Tuesday, April 8.

Foster won the long jump with a leap of 17-1.1.5 and took the 200-meter dash in :26.4 for her wins, while Stoffel took the 1600-meter run in 5:30.1 and the 3,200-meter run in 12:37.1 as HNHS recorded 10 wins on the day.

The Lady Vikes got all nine points available in the 300-meter hurdles with a sweep. Alexa Shoemaker took first in :52.4, followed by teammates Allie Christian and Heather Bolinger in second and third, respectively.

Maddie Klender and Paige Coolman led HNHS to 1-2 finishes in the throwing events. Klender won the shot put with a heave of 37-6.25, with Coolman taking second, then Coolman captured the discus at 90-7 with Klender placing second.

Christian and Shoemaker switched places in the 100-meter hurdles, with Christian winning in :17.1 and Shoemaker placing second.

Marissa Jamison led teammate Stephanie McElhaney across the finish line in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:38.2 for the remaining HNHS individual win, and the Lady Vikings got their other win in the 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:36, thanks to the quartet of Jenna Henline, Abbey Ness, Stoffel and Foster.

Cadee Harmon backed up Stoffel's win in the 1600 with a second place finish, and other runner-up spots for HNHS came from Kaitlin Biehls in the pole vault, Henline in the 400-meter dash, Jamie Feller in the long jump and Molly Parker in the high jump.

Emily Bucher added third place points in the 100-meter dash, as did Josie Adamson in the pole vault, Ness in the 400, Feller in the high jump and Harmon in the 3,200.