HNHS trackboys swamp Columbia City in opener


Jake Shaw. Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Winning 12 of 15 events, the Huntington North High School boys' track team handily topped visiting Columbia City, 83-47, on Thursday, April 10.

Jake Shaw won both sprints and ran on two winning relay teams to lead the Vikings. He won the 100-meter dash in :11.3 and captured the 200-meter dash in :23.7, and ran legs on both the victorious 400-meter relay and the 1,600-meter relay teams.

Charlie Mettler won the 800-meter run in 2:06.4 and Andrew Sizemore took the 300-meter hurdles in :45.6 for the remaining individual track wins for HNHS.

The Vikings won all five field events. Houston Lehman won the high jump at 5-10, Adam Woods took the pole vault at 11-6, Drew Fawcett won the long jump at 20-05.50, Jared Coolman took the shot put with a throw of 42-09.75 and Colt Ropp won the discus at 132-08.

Sizemore, Fawcett and Lehman joined Shaw on the winning 400 relay team, which clocked in at :46.2. Isaac Smith, Sizemore and Jordan Utter were the other members of the winning 1,600 team, which won in 3:44.1.

The 3,200-meter relay winner was comprised of Mettler, Luke Doughty, Smith and Utter, and crossed the line in 8:36.7.

Fawcett added to his day with second in the 200, Utter was runner-up in the 400-meter dash, Doughty got second in the 800 and Matt DeWitt was number two in the 1,600-meter run. Woods took the runner-up spot in the high jump, Lucas Long was second in the long jump and Ropp was runner-up in the shot.

Third place points were earned by Logan Worsham in the 1,600 and Dillon Valenti in the 3,200-meter run.