HNHS trackgirls crush New Haven

Huntington North runners Hollyn Anderson (left) and Lesley Zook run 1-2 in the 1,600-meter run on Wednesday, April 18, against visiting New Haven. The pair finished first and second, respectively, as HNHS crushed the Lady Bulldogs, 96-32.
Huntington North runners Hollyn Anderson (left) and Lesley Zook run 1-2 in the 1,600-meter run on Wednesday, April 18, against visiting New Haven. The pair finished first and second, respectively, as HNHS crushed the Lady Bulldogs, 96-32. Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team crushed visiting New Haven, winning 96-32 on Wednesday, April 18.

Charlotte Borland led the Lady Vikings to their big win with a pair of golden finishes. The senior was victorious in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of :14.6, as well as in long jump, completing a leap of 14-11.

Borland led a sweep in the 100 dash, as freshmen Preslee Williams and Lily Clanin finished after her with matching times of :14.7.

In long jump, senior Laora Pampaloni placed second after Borland with a bound of 14-4.

Huntington North flexed its muscles in distance races, sweeping the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs. In the 800, senior Chloe Scheiber, freshman Hanna Whitney and junior Alena Miller finished sequentially, with Scheiber stopping the timer in 2:37.3. The 1,600 saw senior Hollyn Anderson, freshman Lesley Zook and junior Faith Leist finish in order, with Anderson clocking in at 6:34.4. Lastly, in the 3,200, junior Kyler Hoopingarner, freshman Adalyn Harvey and sophomore Kendyl Coles crossed the finish line successively, with Hoopingarner stepping over the end stripe in 12:41.4.

Freshman Grace Poling and Pampaloni finished back-to-back in the 400-meter dash. Poling won the race with a time of 1:10.7 while Pampaloni earned runner-up honors with a clocking of 1:10.9.

Junior Amaya Sunderman and senior Tabi Smith topped shot put for the Lady Vikes. Sunderman won the event with a throw of 35-06 while Smith took second with a lob of 31-10.

Smith put forth a golden effort in discus, flinging the implement 108-09.

Senior Karmen Koch was victorious in the 300-meter hurdles, posting a time of :48.3. Sophomore Allie Aschliman attained third with a clocking of :57.1.

Other first-place finishes for Huntington North came courtesy of Williams and junior Veronika Russell. Williams won high jump with a leap of 5-00 while Russell triumphed in pole vault with an effort of 8-00.

Rounding out the Lady Vikings’ day was sophomore Meg McDonald, 200-meter dash, second in :29.9; junior Brooke Goodrich, 200 dash, third in :29.9; and freshman Grace Gross, 100-meter hurdles, third in :21.8.

Huntington North also won the junior varsity competition, 29-12.