Field events strength carries Lady Vikes to 2nd at Marion Relays

Strong showings in field events helped propel the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team to second place at the Marion Relays on Saturday, April 14.

The Lady Vikings took two of the top three spots in discus. Senior Tabi Smith captured second with a throw of 104-4 while senior Amaya Torres claimed third with a toss of 102-2.

Amaya Sunderman secured second in shot put. The junior heaved the gray ball 35-10.

Junior Veronika Russell earned runner-up honors in pole vault. She registered a leap of 8-0.

Karmen Koch rounded out Huntington North’s podium finishes in field events with a third-place effort in high jump. The senior logged a jump of 5-0.

Koch also posted a top-three finish in a track event for the Lady Vikings, putting forth a bronze effort in the 100-meter hurdles. She stepped over the end stripe in :16.63.

Kyler Hoopingarner and Hanna Whitney rounded out the team’s top-three track showings with their efforts in a pair of distance races. Hoopingarner, a junior, took second in the 1,600-meter run, clocking in at 5:44.57, while Whitney, a freshman, attained third in the 3,200-meter run in 12:18.14.

Homestead tallied 100 points to win the meet. Huntington North claimed second with 95 points, followed by Yorktown, 72; Elkhart Central, 69; South Bend Adams, 62; Snider, 34; Kokomo, 30; Richmond, 42; and Marion, 13.