Scheiber, Koch lead Lady Vike trackgirls to sectional second

Laora Pampaloni, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, soars through the air as she competes in long jump at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15. With a leap of 14-10.50, Pampaloni placed third in the event and advanced to the Marion Regional for the Lady Vikings, who finished second at the meet as a team.
Laora Pampaloni, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, soars through the air as she competes in long jump at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15. With a leap of 14-10.50, Pampaloni placed third in the event and advanced to the Marion Regional for the Lady Vikings, who finished second at the meet as a team. Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by sectional champions Chloe Scheiber and Karmen Koch, the Huntington North High School girls’ track team finished as the runner-up of the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15.

Scheiber and Koch, both seniors, won the 3,200-meter run and the 300-meter hurdles, respectively, for the Lady Vikings. Scheiber triumphed in the 3,200 in 11:41.99 while Koch was victorious in the 300 hurdles in :47.30.

Scheiber also ran a leg of the 3,200-meter relay, helping Huntington North’s quartet capture first place. The foursome, which also included junior Kyler Hoopingarner, junior Alena Miller and freshman Hanna Whitney, clocked in at a swift 9:58.47, which was five seconds faster than runner-up South Adams.

Five other events saw the Lady Vikings post top-three finishes, granting those athletes advancement to the Marion Regional, set for Tuesday, May 22.

Miller claimed second place in the 1,600-meter run. She crossed the finish line in 5:28.01.

In addition to the 300 hurdles, Koch also qualified for the regional in the 100-meter hurdles. The senior took bronze in the event, stepping over the end stripe in :15.95.

Amaya Torres and Laora Pampaloni both placed third in a field event for Huntington North. Torres, a senior, put forth her bronze effort in shot put, heaving the gray ball 34-01. Pampaloni, a junior, logged her third-place showing in long jump, leaping 14-10.50.

The Lady Vikings’ 1,600-meter relay foursome rounded out the team’s top-three finishes. The quartet claimed third place with a clocking of 4:16.30.

Homestead won the sectional title with 176 points. Huntington North tallied 115 points, followed by Wayne, 86; South Adams, 68; Bishop Luers, 54; New Haven, 42; Bellmont, 39; Adams Central, 24; Heritage, 19; and Canterbury, 1.