Stoffel, Christian earn twin wins as HNHS trackgirls shade Snider

Hannah Stoffel and Allie Christian each won two events to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team to a razor-thin 66-65 win over visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, May 6.

Both sophomores, Stoffel won the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs in 5:31.9 and 12.07.1, respectively, while Christian topped the 100 and 300-meter hurdles in :17.1 and :53.7, respectively.

The Lady Vikings swept both hurdling events. Freshman Josie Graft claimed second in the 100 in :17.1 while senior Alexa Shoemaker took third in :18.6. In the 300, Shoemaker crossed the line in :54.7 for silver and sophomore Alexis Aldred clocked in at :57.8 for bronze.

Seniors Paige Coolman and Maddie Klender racked up points for Coach Kris Teusch's squad in discus and shot put. Coolman triumphed in discus with a throw of 115-3 and notched third in shot put with a heave of 33-10.75. Klender swapped places with her teammate in both events, winning shot put with a lob of 39-2.25 and placing third in discus with a toss of 79-9.

Shoemaker earned first place honors in pole vault with a leap of 7-0 and also joined with Christian, Graft and senior Jamie Feller to win the 400-meter relay in :54.5 to round out Huntington North's wins.

Senior Molly Parker captured second in high jump with a leap of 4-10 and Graft claimed third with an effort of 4-4.

In long jump, senior Lindsey Foster was a silver finisher with a bound of 16-11.50 while sophomore Emily Bucher grabbed bronze with a 14-3.50.

Bucher earned additional third place points in the 100-meter dash with a clocking of :13.8.

Freshman Jenna Henline completed the 400-meter run in 1:08.1 for second place and sophomore Marissa Jamison was the runner-up in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:37.4, just ahead of junior Taryn Doering's third place effort of 2:40.8.

Second place finishes by the 1,600 and 3,200-meter relay teams, in 4:25.5 and 10:57.5, respectively, completed the Lady Vikings' register in the tight affair.