Field events push HNHS boys to sixth at own Lime City Relays


Huntington North’s Aremis Ebert soars through the air while competing in long jump at the Lime City Relays, hosted by the Vikings on Saturday, May 3. Photo by Steve Clark.

High finishes in field events helped the Huntington North High School boys' varsity track and field team claim sixth at the Lime City Relays, which it hosted on Saturday, May 3.

Houston Lehman highlighted the Vikings' efforts in field competition, producing the team's lone win of the day with a bound of 12-06.00 in pole vault. The senior also captured third in high jump with a leap of 5-08.00, helping Coach Scott Bower's squad amass 59 points.

Homestead tallied 109 points to top the nine-team field, followed by Carroll with a register of 104.

Junior Drew Fawcett was a bronze finisher in long jump with an effort of 20-05.75, as was fellow junior Colt Ropp in discus with a throw of 136-05.

Ropp also placed sixth in shot put with a lob of 41-05.00.

Seniors Charles Mettler, Luke Doughty and Jordan Utter were on two teams that earned runner-up honors for Huntington North. In the distance medley, the trio teamed with sophomore Isaac Smith to finish in 5:57.51, less than a second behind Carroll's 5:57.26. The threesome then joined junior Austin Lange to complete the 3,200-meter relay in 8:43.58.

Individually, Lange produced a fifth place finish in the 1,600-meter run, crossing the line in 4:51.54.

The all-freshman quartet of Lucas Long, Cody Jones, Matt Guhl and Mark Hultz claimed sixth in the 1,600-meter relay in 3:48.34 while Fawcett and seniors Kole Hale, Andrew Sizemore and Jake Shaw ran the 400-meter relay in :46.08, good for seventh.

Fawcett, Sizemore and Shaw also teamed with Lehman to place eighth in the 800-meter sprint medley in 1:43.68.

Sophomore Bailey Fisher tied for seventh in pole vault with a showing of 10-00.00 and junior Adam Woods was eighth in high jump with a 5-06.00 to round out the Vikings' point-getters.

Northrop placed third with 76 points, followed by Muncie Central's 71, South Side's 68.5, Huntington North's 59, Merrillville's 47.5, Indianapolis Arsenal Tech's 26 and Southwood's 24.