Weight event sweeps key HNHS trackgirls to win over Kokomo

Lady Vikings Alexa Shoemaker (left) and Allie Christian compete in the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday, April 29, in a meet with visiting Kokomo. Christian won in :17.00, with Shoemaker second. Photo by Steve Clark.

Sweeps in both weight events keyed the Huntington North high School girls' track team to a 75-55 win over visiting Kokomo on Tuesday, April 29.

Seniors Maddie Klender and Paige Coolman topped the shot put and discus, respectively, to key the Lady Vikings' domination in those events. Klender heaved the gray ball 38-0.25 to win the shot, with Lauren Sands in second and Coolman in third, and Coolman topped the discus with a throw of 107-5, with Klender runner-up and Sands in third.

Allie Christian led a 100-meter hurdles sweep of sorts as the Lady Vikings were the only ones competing in the race. Christian crossed the line in :17.00, with Alexa Shoemaker in second and Heather Bolinger in third.

Lindsey Foster in the 200-meter dash and Hannah Stoffel in the 400-meter dash rounded out the Lady Vikes' individual wins. Foster went :12.9 to win the 100 and Stoffel clocked in at 1:02.8 for the 400 win.

HNHS also took all three relays wins. The 400-meter relay team of Christian, Shoemaker, Jamie Feller and Foster went :55.8 for that win, the 1,600-meter relay team won its race and the 3,200-meter relay team of Taryn Doering, Abbey Ness, Jenna Henline and Marissa Jamison went 11:24.7 for that win.

Junior Kayla Farrell grabbed a pair of second place finishes for the Lady Vikes, doing so in the 1,600-meter run in 6:51.5 and the 3,200-meter run in 14.41.5.

Others collecting second place points for HNHS were Alexis Aldred in the 300-meter hurdles, in :55.8, Emily Snyder in the 800-meter run, in 3:21.9 and Shoemaker in the pole vault, at 7-0.

Third place points for HNHS came from Bolinger in the 100 hurdles, Stephanie McElhaney in the 400, Josie Graft in the 200-meter dash, Savanna Scott in the 100, Ness in the 300 hurdles, Emily Bucher in the long jump, Rachel Nalliah in the 800, Feller in the high jump and Parrish in the pole vault.