NH’s Reynolds, Guy brothers advance
The Floyd Central Highlander boys’ track and field team had a good night at the Bloomington North Regional, finishing second among the 29 teams participating. Floyd Central edged out Jeffersonville for the runner-up spot by a single point, placing three relay teams and a sprinter into the state meet.
‘We’ve never sent all three before, at least not in mine and (assistant coach) Tim’s (Korte) 10 years,’ said Floyd Central boys coach Lane Oxley. ‘I think we’ve had two go, the (3,200 relay), and we’ve sent a (400 relay) before.’
The Highlanders 3,200-meter relay team scored the first state finalist berth, nearly winning the event. The team placed second in 8:16.01, less than a second behind Bloomington South. North Harrison’s sectional winning team scratched out of the distance relay to focus on individual events. Corydon Central placed 15th (9:07.34) in the race.
With a heavy mist falling and temperatures dropping, Floyd Central senior Kyle Bramble hit his marks perfectly and blasted his way to win the 100-meter dash. Corydon Central’s Austin Bray was 13th in the 100 (11.92 seconds) and was 15th in the 200 (24.94).
North Harrison’s Jonathon Reynolds fought his way to a third-place finish in the 1,600. Reynolds led for much of the race but was passed by Bedford North Lawrence’s Logan Barrett and Bloomington South’s Mark Chandler. Despite getting a spot for the state meet, Reynolds was disappointed in his third-place spot. Reynolds finished his run in 4:27.97.
‘I wasn’t feeling it really,’ Reynolds said. ‘I was going for the win, and I felt like I had it in me. The rain slacked off and the temperatures were perfect. Today, my body didn’t have it. I’ll have to redeem myself at state.’
‘I’m glad to another chance to run a race and show people I belong with those guys that beat me today,’ said Reynolds.
North Harrison’s Kyle Chesser placed sixth (4:37.57) in the mile. Reynolds also competed in the 800, placing sixth with a time of 2:05.19.
For 5-1/2 laps of the 3,200, North Harrison brothers Johnnie and Josh Guy worked together to pace themselves with Bloomington South’s Carl Smith. Johnnie Guy and Smith later began to pull away. With 2-1/2 laps left, Johnnie tested Smith on the backstretch pulling up even with him. The pair paced evenly until, with two laps remaining, Guy pulled away.
Johnnie went on to easily win in a time of 9:30.45 with Smith second in 9:43.38. Josh Guy filled the third spot with a personal best of 9:50.20, eight seconds better than his sectional best. All three advance to state.
‘I felt amazing,’ Johnnie said. ‘I just stayed right behind him and stuck right with him cruising. I pulled up next to him to see what he would do and he sped up a little bit. With two laps to go, I knew I had to go. I wanted to get it.’
‘I thought he was going to stick with me,’ he said. ‘I thought it was going to be pretty close. I felt I could easily run behind him. I was sticking right behind him and letting him do the work. I got a lead and then, with two, I had to go.’
Corydon Central’s Levi Taylor gave a big effort in the two-mile, placing seventh with a time of 10:01.47.
In the field events, North Harrison’s Marcus Robb placed 15th in the long jump (18-5-1/2). South Central’s Kyle Pease was 13th in the high jump, clearing 5-9.
Corydon Central recorded a 14th-place finish in the 1,600 relay and 12th in the 400 relay. North Harrison’s 400 relay team placed 10th.
The boys’ state finals will take place Friday at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington. Admission is $8 per person.
Boys’ team scores ‘ Bloomington South 110, Floyd Central 57, Jeffersonville 56, Bloomington North 48, New Albany 42, Martinsville 42, Seymour 30, Scottsburg 30, North Harrison 28, Bedford-NL 26, Mooresville 25, Brown County 23, Edgewood 17, Brownstown 13, Jennings County 13, Madison 12, Eastern 10.5, Silver Creek 6, Salem 6, Austin 5, Borden 4, Henryville 4, Eastern Greene 4, Paoli 3, Corydon 2, White River Valley 2, Trinity Lutheran 2, West Washington 1.5, Mitchell 1, Springs Valley 1
Boys’ individual results (top 3 to state) ‘ 100 ‘ 1. Bramble (FC) 11.08, 2. Bigham, 3. Anderson (BN); 200 ‘ 1. Pierce (Mart) 23.00, 2. Martin (Jeff), 3. Lane (Sctbg); 400 ‘ 1. Reschke (BS) 50.57, 2. Passmore (Mrsvl), 3. Phillips (Edge); 800 ‘ 1. Allen (BC) 1:54.73, 2. Gornall (BS), 3. Carmichael (Sey); 1,600 ‘ 1. Barrett (BNL) 4:20.52, 2. Chandler (BS), 3. Reynolds (NH); 3,200 ‘ 1. Johnnie Guy (NH) 9:30.45, 2. Smith (BS), 3. Josh Guy (NH); 100 hurdles ‘ 1. Wehmiller (NA) 14.59, 2. Bolding (Mart), 3. Laney (Jeff); 300 hurdles ‘ 1. Bolding (Mart) 39.72, 2. Wehmiller (NA), 3. Icenogle (Sctbg); 400 relay ‘ 1. Floyd Central 43.75, 2. Seymour, 3. Madison; 1,600 relay ‘ 1. Floyd Central 3:26.09, 2. Bloomington South, 3. Bloomington North; 3,200 relay ‘ 1. Bloomington South 8:15.25, 2. Floyd Central, 3. Bedford North Lawrence; High jump ‘ 1. Wehmiller (NA) 6-3, 2. Reilly (BS), 3. Grigsby (Slm), Long jump ‘ 1. Martin (Jeff) 21-11-1/2, 2. Anderson (BN), 3. Scott (Jeff); Discus ‘ 1. Hull (BS), 2. Mancuso (Jeff), 3. Baker (BC); Shot put ‘ 1. Hull (BS) 61-3, 2. Ruddick (BN), 3. Baker (Brntn); Pole vault ‘ 1. Volz (BS) 14-6, 2. Cody (BC), 3. Hoke (SilCk).