Foster's triple helps HNHS girls' track squad dominate NCC meet


Lindsey Foster. Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity track and field team won 12 out of 16 events to dominate the North Central Conference Championships, held at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, on Friday, May 9.

Lindsey Foster was a three-time solo winner for the Lady Vikings, who claimed the conference crown with a tally of 174 points in the seven-team field.

Foster, a senior, won the 200 and 400-meter runs, crossing the line in :26.90 and :59.95, respectively, and long jump with a leap of 17-11.50.

Sophomore Hannah Stoffel was a gold finisher in the 800-meter run, clocking in at 2:19.12, and also the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:29.19.

Junior Stephanie McElhaney followed Stoffel across the line in the 800 for a silver finish in 2:28.05.

Allie Christian swept the hurdling events for Coach Kris Teusch's squad. The sophomore took the 100-meter race in :16.50 and its 300-meter counterpart in :47.86.

Seniors Paige Coolman and Maddie Klender collected first points in the throwing events. Coolman topped discus with a toss of 113-1 while Klender won shot put with a heave of 38-11 and used a throw of 94-7 to place fifth in discus. Junior Lauren Sands got involved with a chuck of 35-7.50 in shot put that earned her runner-up honors.

Sophomore Marissa Jamison captured first in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:17.04 and secured bronze in the 1,600 with a clocking of 5:36.70.

The 1,600 and 3,200-meter relay teams rounded out Huntington North's wins, posting times of 4:14.52 and 10:07.12, respectively. Foster ran a leg on the shorter relay team and Stoffel was part of both squads.

Marion was the meet's runner-up with a register of 115 points, followed by Kokomo's 96, Logansport's 80, Muncie Central's 60, Richmond's 48 and Anderson's 39.

Other Lady Vikings point-getters were senior Alexa Shoemaker, fourth in the 300 hurdles in :51.61 and fifth in pole vault with a bound of 7-0; freshman Josie Graft, fourth in the 100 hurdles in :17.09; senior Molly Parker, fourth in high jump with an effort of 4-8, three spots ahead of fellow senior Jamie Feller, seventh with a 4-6; junior Kayla Farrell, sixth in the 3,200 in 13:55.06; and the 400-meter relay team, sixth in :53.38.