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Red Devils sizzle at New Albany Relays

With its ace, Quentin Combs, on the sidelines with a slightly smaller thumb, Corydon Central’s boys track team could only wish to be slightly closer to Jeffersonville and New Albany at the 63rd annual New Albany Relays last Thursday evening.
Combs nipped off the tip of his thumb in a logging accident, fracturing the appendage in the process. He’ll be back in action soon, he said, but it wasn’t soon enough for Thursday’s meet.
Jeffersonville cracked off a 20-point win over Floyd Central, 115-95. New Albany was third with 89 points, Bedford was fourth (56), Corydon took fifth (50), South was sixth (34.5) and Austin was seventh (24.5) in the meet.
Individually, only a handful of Harrison County athletes finished in the money, led by South senior Aaron Vaught, who pulled away to a victory in the 400 in 51.0. Corydon’s Billy Saulman was third in the event.
The Panthers’ 1600 relay team was second to Floyd Central and Aaron Dougherty was third in the discus.
South Central’s Josh McRae was second in the long jump, becoming the first Rebel in school history to jump over 20 feet (20-2). Corydon’s Brandon Wood was just behind McRae in the standings.
The Panthers also scored a second-place finish from freshman Adam Melton, who was runner-up in the high jump.
Jeff sweeps dual meet
Jeffersonville continued to have Corydon’s number in a two-way meet on Monday.
The Red Devils’ boys nipped Corydon by one point, 66-65, while the girls was a bit more lop-sided, 93-39.
Individual winners on Corydon’s side included Zac ‘Z-Rob’ Robson in the 100 (11.78), Saulman in the 200 (23.9), Dougherty in the discus (139-1), Jon Windell in the vault (12-0), Jessie Rhodes in the 100 (13.46) and vault (6-6)*, Colleen Merk in the 400 (1:04.34), Stannye Wolfe in the discus (100-3).
In relay events, the Panthers’ boys won the 3200 relay in 9:09.98, the 400 relay in 45.87 and the 1600 relay in 3:43.96.
(*The pole vault is a non-scoring event for the girls this season.)
The next big meet for Corydon Central is next Friday night, May 3, for the North Harrison Invitational. The Harrison County Meet is the following Tuesday (May 6) at Corydon Central’s track complex.