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Corydon, NH to be represented at state

Corydon, NH to be represented at state
Corydon, NH to be represented at state
North HarrisonÂ’s Mallory Allgeier, left, races down to the wire against Bloomington NorthÂ’s Shai Warfield in the 100-meter hurdles at the Bloomington North regional. Allgeier finished second by 0.08 of a second. Photos by Wade Bell (click for larger version)

Harrison County will be represented in this years girls’ state track and field finals at the Indiana University campus this weekend with North Harrison and Corydon Central sending athletes.
Corydon Central’s Danielle Uesseler made the cut with a second place in the high jump at the Bloomington North Regional last Tuesday. The Lady Panthers freshman first had to deal with a bad case of nerves as the meet got underway.
‘She was so nervous she got sick and had to go over to the fence,’ said Corydon Central coach Derrick Singleton. ‘After she got settled down, she came back and jumped really well.’
‘I was really nervous but I got up there and did my best, and I didn’t scratch on any of my previous heights,’ said Uesseler. ‘I was really excited.’
Uesseler cleared 5 feet but knew she would have to have make adjustments to do better.
‘I needed to speed up because I was going really slow at the 5-foot,’ she said.
Uesseler did just that on her attempt at 5-2 and cleared the bar to put herself in Saturday’s state finals.
‘I was really happy because it only took me one try,’ she said. ‘I’ve jumped 5-2 three times but, normally, it’s like my second jump. But this time, I got it on my first jump this time so it’s an improvement.’
The Corydon Central freshman knows she will be nervous at the state finals but hopes to have a good support group to help control her nerves.
‘I’m hoping that I can bring some friends to calm me down and listen to my iPod,’ she said.
Uesseler also anchored her team to a fourth-place finish in the 1,600-meter relay. Despite missing the state slot by a spot, the freshman was still happy for the team.
‘I was really proud,’ she said. ‘We lowered our best time by seven seconds. We knew the top three had really good times, so we wanted to at least come in fourth and try to get our time better. I’m happy we got fourth. I didn’t want to get any lower. It was a good day to run.’
Uesseler just missed qualifying in the 400, placing fourth with a time of 1:01.05.
North Harrison senior Mallory Allgeier rounds out the local contingent to compete at the state finals, finishing second in the 100-meter hurdles. Allgeier blasted out of the blocks and led through the middle part of the race. A slight misstep between the final two hurdles, however, allowed Bloomington North’s Shai Warfield to grab the win in a time of 15.98 seconds. Allgeier was only a fraction behind at 16.06. Corydon Central’s Olivia Lawson was ninth in the prelims.
‘I feel awesome,’ said Allgeier. ‘The girls on this side were right here, and I think I caught them. Something about my last hurdle felt funny. I don’t know. I leaned too much and slid in like a baseball player.’
Allgeier said she said a small prayer seconds before her race started and hopes for good things this weekend.
‘I always say a prayer before I go,’ she said. ‘I thought I just had to do it. You can’t go and have any doubts. I hope next week is the race of my career.’
Allgeier also competed in the 300 hurdles, placing eighth. She also finished ninth in the high jump. South Central’s Shelby Miller took ninth place in the 300 hurdles.
Teammate Amanda Hartley placed 13th in the discus throw and 15th in the shot put. Also in the discus, Lanesville’s Sara Hausz finished 12th. Also in field events, North Harrison’s Emily Giles was 12th in the long jump while Corydon Central’s Marissa Brann was 15th.
Giles also made the finals of the 100 after a 13.17 seconds time in the prelims. In the finals, Giles placed seventh in 13.31 seconds.
In the individual distance events, South Central’s Rachel Pease finished eighth, while Corydon Central’s Brianna Norris was ninth in the 3,200.
In relay events, North Harrison was ninth in the 400.
Corydon Central’s Sidney Pickman competed in the 800, placing 11th with a time of 2:36.1.
Crawford County’s Mona Faerber had a big day in the long jump with a season best jump of 16 feet, 10 inches. The distance was good enough for second place, only 1-1/4 inches behind winner Sydney Race of Martinsville.
For Faerber, a foreign-exchange student from Munich, Germany, the day was bittersweet as the Crawford junior will be unable to attend the state meet, having to travel back to Germany four days prior to the finals. Faerber said knowing that actually lessened the stress.
The state finals will be Saturday at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington. Admission is $8 per person.

Girls’ team scores ‘ Bloomington South 102, Bloomington North 87, Madison 42.5, Jeffersonville 39, Bedford North Lawrence 35, Martinsville 33, Brown County 30, Edgewood 27.5, Floyd Central 27, Brownstown Central 19, Corydon Central 18, Seymour 18, New Albany 15, Scottsburg 14, Mitchell 14, Jennings County 11, Providence 11, North Harrison 11, Silver Creek 9, Monrovia 9, Crawford County 8, Mooresville 6, Trinity Lutheran 6, New Washington 5, Owen Valley 4, Eastern 4, Henryville 4, Eastern Greene 3.5, Bloomfield 3, Austin 3, Charlestown 2, Crothersville 1, South Central 1, Salem 0.5.
Girls’ individual results (top 3 to state) ‘ 100 ‘ 1. Johnson (BNL) 12.83, 2. Stoll (Mad), 3. Royalty (Sey); 200 ‘ 1. Kinnnaird (Jeff), 2. McNelly (Sctbg), 3. Ashba (Edg); 400 ‘ 1. Crane (BNL) 1:00.35, 2. Mandy Stoll (Mad), 3. Race (Mart); 800 ‘ 1. Warzyniak (BS) 2:19.72, 2. Raphael (BN), 3. Krulik (Mart); 1,600 ‘ 1. Warzyniak (BS) 4:58.79, 2. Lucas (BS), 3. Royalty (TL); 3,200 ‘ 1. Nicole (BS) 11:06.33, 2. Stephan (Mad), 3. Bauer (NA); 100 hurdles ‘ 1. Warfield (BS) 15.98, 2. Allgeier (NH), 3. Fisher (Mrsvl); 300 hurdles ‘ 1. Lutz (BC) 46.01, 2. Ashba (Edge), 3. Warfield (BN); 400 relay ‘ 1. Bloomington North 51.31, 2. Seymour, 3. Bedford North Lawrence; 1,600 relay ‘ 1. Bloomington North 4:07.80, 2. Bloomington South, 3. Brown County; 3,200 relay ‘ 1. Bloomington North 9:33.30, 2. Floyd Central, 3. Bloomington South; High jump ‘ 1. Acton (BS) 5-4, 2. Uesseler (Co), 3. Marksberry (JC); Long jump ‘ 1. Race (Mart) 16-11-1/4, 2. Faerber (CC), 3. Kinnaird (Jeff); Discus ‘ 1. Mull (Jeff) 134-8, 2. Hull (BS), 3. Ison (BN); Shot put ‘ 1. Riley (Mad) 39-4, 2. Bartlett (BN), 3. Iversen (Mart); Pole vault ‘ 1. Acton (BS) 12-0, 2. Ciasto-Poor (BS), 3. Voyles (SilCk).