Huntington North trackboys end season at regional

Andrew Spahr (right) hands the baton to Andrew Sizemore during the 400-meter relay at the Fort Wayne Wayne Boys' Track Regional on Thursday, May 23. The quartet, which also included Drew Fawcett and Jake Shaw, placed eighth and did not advance to state. Photo by Steve Clark.

No Huntington North High School team members will be headed to the state track meet as their season ended Thursday, May 23, at the Fort Wayne Wayne Regional.

Needing to finish in the top three placers or get a state standard to advance on, the best any Viking could do was the sixth place finishes by Charles Mettler in the 1,600-meter run and Jon Rentschler in the shot put.

Mettler, a junior, clocked in at 4:34.01 for his finish. Rentschler, a senior, heaved the metal ball 48-5 for his placing.

Senior Cordell Lewis had the next-best finish for HNHS with an eighth in the 800-meter run, in 2:03.08. The 400-meter relay team of Andrew Spahr, Andrew Sizemore, Drew Fawcett and Jake Shaw also took an eighth, in :45.76.