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White earns regional title in hurdles

On a stormy Thursday evening at Bloomington North, two Corydon Central athletes punched their tickets for Saturday’s state track and field finals at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Kyle White, a junior, won 110m hurdles in a time of 15.39, which was just a tick better than the 15.42 run by Josh Smith of Orleans.
Also advancing to IU is Panther senior Billy Saulman, who was second in the 200 dash in 22.56.
Saulman also had a fourth-place effort in the 100 (11.5).
Teammate Matt Karnes was sixth in the 110m hurdles (15.96) and ninth in the vault (11-6).
Corydon’s 400 relay team ran a 46.33 for 10th place, while its 3200 relay team was 14th in 9:33.21.
Shawn Walker earned fifth place in the high jump (6-0), with teammate Chad Backherms 13th in the same event (5-8).
Marty Hill of North Harrison was 7th in high jump (6-0) while fellow Cougar Bryan Schroeder was eighth in long jump (20-4 1/2).
North’s Alex Kleinke was 10th in the 400 (53.33).
South Central’s Rusty Farris missed qualifying for the regional final in 200 by .3 of a second. He was 12th in the 400 (53.42) as well.
South’s Stephen Cooke ran a 43.74 for 13th in the 300m hurdles.
Lanesville’s Tom Richmer was in the hunt for a state final berth, but came up just short, placing fifth in the discus (144-5) and seventh in the shot (47-10).
Crawford’s Glen Speece was 10th in the discus (137-9 1/2).
Saulman will run in Lane 3 in the first heat of the 200 while White runs in Lane 1 of the first of three heats of 110m hurdles preliminary.
They should run in their qualifying events at 5:15 and 5:40, respectively.