HNHS boys' track team second at Muncie Relays

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity track and field team showed well in several events at the Muncie Relays hosted by Muncie Central on Saturday, April 20, racking up 83 points to finish second out of eight teams.

Some of the Vikings' strongest performances came in relay events, where the distance medley squad of Alex Overby, Jacob Miller, Luke Doughty and Dustin Campbell secured the team's sole championship on the day, taking first in 11:48.48.

Jake Shaw, Isaac Smith and Jordan Utter were involved in two silver finishes for Huntington North, as the trio joined with Andrew Spahr in the 1,600-meter relay to place second in 3:40.64 and then aligned with Austin Lange in the 3,200-meter relay to land the two spot in 8:49.71.

Fourth-place finishes by the 400-meter relay unit of Nathan Sutter, Kole Hale, Adam Berlier and Spahr and the 800-meter sprint medley quartet of Aremis Ebert, Drew Fawcett, Houston Lehman and Andrew Sizemore rounded out the Vikings' showing in relay events. The former team clocked in at 48.09 while the latter finished in 1:46.48.

Huntington North flexed its muscles in distance running with Cordell Lewis and Charlie Mettler. Lewis took second in the 3,200-meter run in 9:58.40 and third in the 1,600-meter run in 4:44.57; Mettler placed right after his teammate in the longer race, grabbing third in 10:03.35 and fifth in the metric mile run, crossing the finish line 4:50.70.

AdamBerlier had the Vikings' best finish in a field event as the runner-up in pole vault with a leap of 13-0.

Jon Rentschler had a pair of fourth-place finishes, with a toss in shot put of 47-6.50 and a flip in discus of 126-8.

Other Huntington North points came from Spahr's fifth in long jump on a bound of 17-04, Lehman's sixth in high jump on a rise of 5-06 and his fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in 46.30, Sizemore's seventh in the same race in 46.80 and Fawcett's eighth in the 100-meter dash in 12.38.

Kokomo won the meet with 98 points. Following runner-up Huntington North was Muncie Central with a tally of 78.