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Corydon dominant at county meet

Corydon dominant at county meet
Corydon dominant at county meet
In the 200-meter sprint, Corydon Central's James Henderson got off to a fast start, beating the field with a time of 23.6 seconds. (Photo by Brian Smith)

Under ideal conditions, Corydon Central defended their home turf on May 1, capturing both the boys and girls’ team track and field titles at the Harrison County Meet.
On the girls’ side, the youth is coming out for the Lady Panthers. Sophomore Meghan Bussabarger took top honors in the high jump (5-4) and the 110-meter hurdles (17.2 seconds), helping Corydon take first place with a comfortable 97 points. Teammate and fellow sophomore Amanda Jones cruised to win three events, claiming the two sprints the 100-meter dash in 13.18 and the 200-meter dash in 28.0. The third event was the 400-meter relay with Katie Conrad, Claire Hardsaw and Krista McKnight, finishing in 55.8 seconds.
South Central, with top finishers in the 400-meter run (Caitlin Hasty, 1:08.5), shot-put (Anna Day, 29-3) and 1600-meter relay (4:51.6) finished second with 73 points. North Harrison (32 points) and Lanesville (24) rounded out the team scoring on the girls’ side.
Along with Bussabarger’s two wins, the Lady Panthers put in team efforts to win the 3200-meter relay (11:15) and the 400-meter relay (55.8). South Central teamed up to successfully upend Corydon Central in the 1600-meter relay with a time of 4:51.6.
In the field events on the girls’ side, Corydon Central’s Gretchen Zimmerman won the long jump by more than a foot, with her best jump being 16-9.5. Clearing 9-0 in the pole vault, Corydon Central junior Claire Hardsaw took top honors. North Harrison’s Laurinda Cockerham placed first in the discus throw, two feet better than second place, with a throw of 88-9.
Also winning for Corydon Central were freshman Katie Burks in the 1600-meter run (6:01), sophomore Caitlyn Byrd in the 800-meter run (2:44.9) and junior Kara Wolfe in the 3200-meter run (13:57).
Lanesville’s lone individual winner on the girls’ side was Jordan Price, who crossed the line first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 56.3 seconds.
In boys’ competition, Corydon scored 97 points, edging out North Harrison with 88 points. South Central (36) placed third and Lanesville (23) took fourth.
The Panthers took first as a team in two of the relay events, the 400-meter relay (45.25) and the 1600-meter relay (3:42). North Harrison won the distance relay, the 3200 with a time of 8:59.
Individually for Corydon, they spread the gold medals around. In the running events, they placed first in five events. Matt Karnes placed first in the 110-hurdles (15.97) and Kyle White won the 300-hurdles with a time of 44.1. Capturing the 200-meter run was James Henderson in 23.6 seconds and winning the 800-meter run was Harrison Mann (23.6).
Other notables, in the field events, Chad Conrad won the high jump (6-0) for Corydon.
For North Harrison, Cory Isaac and Tyler Byrne each won two individual results. In the distance races, Byrne was no match for the competition, running away with the 1600-meter run (4:31) and the 3200-meter run (10:35). In the two-mile race, Byrne was nearly a minute faster than the second place finisher.
Isaac took top podium honors in the long jump with his best leap at 19-9.5. In sprints, Isaac was second in the 200 after winning the 100-meter dash in 11.15 seconds.
In the field events, Lanesville’s Tom Richmer won the shot-put with a throw of 46-5.
All four Harrison County teams are gearing toward conference and sectional competition. The Mid-Southern Conference (Corydon and North Harrison) meet splits the boys and girls events on two separate days. The girls’ meet was held on Tuesday, May 8 at Corydon and the boys will compete on Thursday in Salem.
The Southern Athletic Conference (Lanesville and South Central) will take place in Corydon on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Not long after conference champions are decided, all four squads return to the track next week for sectional competition. All four area teams will compete in the Corydon Central Sectional, hosted by Corydon Central. The girls’ competition is on Tuesday, May 15 and the boys’ compete on Thursday, May 17. The top four in each category will advance to the Bloomington North Regional (boys) or the Bedford North Lawrence Regional (girls) the following week.
Boys Team Results: Corydon Central 97, North Harrison 88, South Central 36, Lanesville 23.
Individual Results: 100 – 1. Isaac (NH) 11.15, 2. Henderson (CC) 11.4, 3. Grant (NH) 11.66; 200 – 1. Henderson (CC) 23.6, 2. Isaac (NH) 24.2, 3. Steele (CC) 24.5; 400 – 1. Purdy (CC) 54.8, 2. Horstman (NH) 55.8, 3. Roby (SC) 56.5; 800 – 1. Mann (CC) 2:08, 2. Hambley (L) 2:10, 3. Hoffmeister (NH) 2:16; 1600 – 1. Byrne (NH) 4:31, 2. Mann (CC) 4:46, 3. Taylor (CC) 5:05; 3200 – 1. Byrne (NH) 10:35, 2. Shreck (SC) 11:34, 3. Foster (NH) 11:48; 110 hurdles – 1. Karnes (CC) 15.97, 2. Keys (SC) 18.04, 3. Bishop (SC) 18.9; 300 hurdles – 1. White (CC) 44.1, 2. Keys (SC) 45.5, 3. Richards (NH) 45.51; 400 relay – 1. Corydon 45.25, 2. North Harrison 48, 3. South Central 48.2; 1600 relay – 1. Corydon Central 3:24, 2. North Harrison 3:52, 3. South Central 3:52.5; 3200 relay – 1. North Harrison 8:57, 2. Corydon Central 8:58, 3. South Central 9:39; Long Jump – 1. Isaac (NH) 19-9.5, 2. Ettinger (CC) 19-8.5, 3. White (CC) 18-5.75; High Jump – 1. Conrad (CC) 6-0, 2. Backherm (CC) 6-0, 3. Whitehouse (CC) 5-8; Pole Vault – 1. Lincoln (NH) 9-6, 2. Haycraft (NH) 8-0, 3. Lasher (CC) 7-6; Shotput – 1. Richmer (L) 45-6, 2. Austin (NH) 39-3, 3. Conway (CC) 36-1; Discus – 1. Austin (NH) 144-8, 2. Richmer (L) 138-7, 3. Pursell (L) 105-8.
Girls Team Results: Corydon Central 97, South Central 73, North Harrison 32, Lanesville 24.
Individual Results: 100 – Jones (CC) 13.18, 2. Hasty (SC) 13.4, 3. Prescott (CC) 14.0; 200 – 1. Jones (CC) 28.0, 2. Hasty (SC) 28.8, 3. Taylor (NH) 30.8 ; 400 – 1. Hasty (SC) 1:08.5, 2. Chared (SC) 1:08.8, 3. Fessel (CC) 1:13.8; 800 – 1. Byrd (CC) 2:44.9, 2. Schaffer (SC) 2:52, 3. Mindell (NH) 2:57; 1600 – 1. Burks (CC) 6:01, 2. Schafer (SC) 6:40, 3. McAin (SC) 6:40; 3200 – 1. Wolfe (CC) 13:57, 2. Hinkle (L) 14:09, 3. Smith (C) 16:30; 110 hurdles – 1. Bussabarger (CC) 17.2, 2. Curse (L) 19.9, 3. Reese (SC) 20.1; 300 hurdles – 1. Price (L) 56.3, 2. Taylor (NH) 56.8, 3. Hornickel (SC) 57.4; 400 relay – 1. Corydon Central 55.8, 2. North Harrison 59.9, 3. South Central 1:07; 1600 relay – 1. South Central 4:51.6, 2. Corydon Central 4:54, 3. North Harrison 4:58; 3200 relay – 1. Corydon Central 11:15, 2. South Central 11:58; Long Jump – 1. Zimmerman (CC) 16-9.5, 2. Hasty (SC) 15-0, 3. Gayheart (L) 14-1.5; High Jump – 1. Bussabarger (CC) 5-4, 2. Taylor (NH) 5-0, 3. Zimmerman (CC) 5-0; Pole Vault – 1. Hardsaw (CC) 9-0, 2. Eberly (CC) 8-6; Shotput – 1. Day (SC) 29-3, 2. Kingsley (SC) 28-5, 3. Day (SC) 28-0; Discus – 1. Cockerman (NH) 88-9, 2. Gayheart (L) 86-1, 3. Kingsley (SC) 79.

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