Wiley win, school record propel HNHS girls to second at track sectional

Allie Aschliman (second from left), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, lands as she competes in the 300-meter hurdles at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 14. Aschliman placed ninth in :53.46 for Huntington North, which finished second at the meet.
Allie Aschliman (second from left), a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, lands as she competes in the 300-meter hurdles at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 14. Aschliman placed ninth in :53.46 for Huntington North, which finished second at the meet. Photo by Steve Clark.

A win by Addy Wiley in the 1,600-meter run helped propel the Huntington North High School girls’ track team to second place at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 14.

Wiley, a freshman, also earned runner-up honors in the 800-meter run and helped the Lady Vikings’ 1,600-meter relay team earn the same placement in that event. Altogether, four individuals in five events, plus two relay teams, posted top-three finishes for Huntington North, earning advancement to the Marion Regional on Tuesday, May 21.

Wiley topped the 1,600 in 5:20.35. She then clocked in at 2:11.98 in the 800, breaking the Huntington North school record, which had stood since 1980. The 1,600-meter relay saw her, freshman Regan Slagel, senior Brooke Goodrich and junior Meg McDonald stop the timer in 4:04.60.

Goodrich will join Wiley at the regional on the strength of a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash. The senior clocked in at 1:00.50.

Veronika Russell also put forth a silver effort for the Lady Vikings, doing so in pole vault. The senior cleared 9-10.00.

Preslee Williams kept her season going with a third-place showing in high jump. A sophomore, Williams leapt 5-00.00 for her regional spot.

Huntington North’s 3,200-meter relay team rounded out Huntington North’s regional qualifiers. The squad, comprised of senior Kyler Hoopingarner, sophomore Adalyn Harvey, junior Kendyl Coles and senior Alena Miller, turned in a time of 10:16.91.

Hanna Whitney tallied fourth-place points for the Lady Vikes in the 3,200-meter run. The sophomore crossed the finish line in 12:20.01. Senior Alena Miller followed her across the end stripe in 12:22.45, good for fifth.

Huntington North’s 400-meter relay team claimed fourth place in :53.20. That quartet featured sophomores Grace Gross and Lily Clanin, senior Peyton Dorsett and Williams.

Hoopingarner took fifth in the 800 run, clocking in at 2:30.05. McDonald achieved the same placement in the 400 dash, stopping the timer in 1:02.73.

Senior Amaya Sunderman earned fifth in shot put, heaving the gray ball 32-06.50. Freshman Isabel Niswander placed eighth in the event, tossing the implement 30-07.75.

Dorsett rounded out the Lady Vikings’ point total with a seventh-place finish in high jump and an eighth-place showing in the 100-meter dash. She leapt 4-06.00 in high jump and posted a clocking of :13.94 in the 100.

Homestead won the sectional title in convincing fashion, tallying 194.5 points. Huntington North totaled 88 points, followed by Wayne, 72; South Adams, 68; New Haven, 49; Bellmont, 46; Bishop Luers, 44; Heritage, 29.5; Adams Central, 27; and Canterbury, 3.