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County track athletes advance to regional

The weather couldn’t have been any more perfect for last night’s Corydon Central Track Sectional.
But for a few athletes from Harrison County, the sun will continue to shine on their season as they advance to next Tuesday’s Bedford-North Lawrence Regional.
While there were no individual champions from Harrison County at the meet, these individuals and relay teams finished in the top four of their events and will move on in the tournament.
Corydon Central’s Kate Jones was runner-up in the high jump (5-0), North Harrison’s Clara Rickman was second in the long jump (15-5 1/4) and Stannye Wolfe was second in the shot (34-7).
Corydon’s Jessi Rhodes wound up third in the 100 (13.24), South Central’s Sarah Pease was third in the mile (5:41.29) and two-mile events (12:12.8), Corydon’s 400 relay was third (53.48), North Harrison’s mile relay quartet was third (4:17.42), Corydon’s 3200 relay squad was third in 10:35.19, Amber Gresham of North Harrison was third in the long jump (15-4 1/2) and teammate Angela Collard was third in the discus (99-9).
Closing things out in fourth place on the night were: Gresham in the 400 (1:03.65), C.J. Reed in the mile (5:41.37), Crystal Nale of Crawford County in the 100 hurdles (18.29), Corydon’s 1600 relay team (4:29.6), Rhodes in the long jump (15-1), Lanesville’s lone advancer Erin Smith in the shot (32-5) and Wolfe in the discus (96-9).
New Albany won the team standings with 149.5 points, followed by Floyd Central (129), Corydon (76), borden (60.5), Salem (47.5), Eastern (44.5), North Harrison (43), Crawford County (40), South Central (23) and Lanesville (9).
Lanesville freshman Brittney Barnickle was expected to be among the top four finishers in the 400, but was disqualified for a false start in the event.
‘I really thought she had a good chance of doing something,’ Lanesville’s Bob Winstead said. ‘It’s a shame and I really hate it for her. She’s going to be something really special for us in the future.’
Wade Bell of the Clarion News will have a complete wrap-up of all of yesterday’s action in next week’s edition of The Corydon Democrat.