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MSC: Boys’ relays go to Corydon, NH

MSC: Boys’ relays go to Corydon, NH
MSC: Boys’ relays go to Corydon, NH
North Harrison’s Jonathan Reynolds, above right, is greeted by teammate Kyle Chesser (center) and Johnnie Guy after running the anchor leg of a record-breaking 3,200-meter relay. Photos by Brian Smith (click for larger version)

Last Tuesday, Brownstown Central was clearly above the remaining teams at the Mid-Southern Conference girls’ track and field meet, scoring 148 points. The rest of the teams battled it out for second, with Corydon Central (88) edging out North Harrison (78).
The boys’ meet took place Thursday at Corydon Central with Salem coming away with the team title, scoring 124 points. Corydon Central (82) placed third, while North Harrison (72.5) was fourth.
The girls’ Floyd Central Sectional took place last night (Tuesday), while the boys’ Corydon Central Sectional will take place tomorrow.
Boys’ meet
Success for the North Harrison team came in the distance events, including a jaw-dropping time in the 3,200-meter relay, while Corydon Central had the best times in the sprint relays.
The Cougar 3,200 relay team set the track on fire in the opening event. Kyle Chesser, Jonathan Reynolds and twin brothers Josh and Johnnie Guy set a blistering pace. Second-place finisher Silver Creek was nowhere close as the foursome completed the event in 8:01.86, setting a school and MSC record.
Johnnie Guy came back later and ran a personal and MSC record in the 3,200, closing in 9:25.19.
‘It was pretty good, and I knew the record was around 9:34, and I wanted to get that and earlier we broke the record in the 4×800. It was awesome,’ Johnnie said. ‘We PR’d (personal record) majorly by like 12 seconds. We all ran great. The record of 8:05 was impressive because that was (North Harrison graduate) Tyler Byrne’s team. Trying to come back and run a good two mile was tough, but I felt really good. I wanted to go for 9:20, but my legs were feeling it.’
Reynolds scored two individual wins for the Cougars. He held off Silver Creek’s Jason Fruits to win the 800 in 2:03.57. Chesser finished third in the 800. Then, in the 1,600, he had to battle with Corydon Central’s Levi Taylor. Reynolds took the win in 4:27.13, while Taylor was a half second behind him.
Corydon Central’s 400 and 1,600 relay teams scored wins. The 400 team of Marcus Jones, Clayton Miller, Austin Bray and Lucas Windell snagged the sprint event in 45.11 seconds, their fastest time of the year.
Jones, Bray and Windell were joined by Max Murray in the 1,600 meet-ending event and rolled to a more than two-second win in 3:35.37.
‘It felt pretty good, and we mainly work on these relays in practice,’ Jones said. ‘We were a little faster than we usually go. A couple of our hand-offs were kind of iffy, but we’re working to get better. We want to compete for those sectional spots in the relays.’
In individual events, Windell placed third in the 100 (11.81 seconds) while Bray was fourth in the 100 (11.94) and the 200 (23.91). Zach Thomas finished third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.02 seconds.
Girls’ meet
North Harrison’s duo of Emily Giles and Ashton Bosler carried a heavy load of points for the Lady Cats by winning two events apiece.
Giles did her work in the sprints, winning the 100 (12.7 seconds) and the 200 (27.8 seconds). She nearly pulled out three wins, placing second in the long jump with her best measuring 15-3. Bosler, meanwhile, easily ran away with the distance events, claiming the 1,600 (5:30.3) and the 3,200 (11:56).
Two first-place finishes went home with Corydon Central. Jordan Dagenhart edged out a win in the 300 hurdles. Her time was 50 seconds. In the field events, Molly Pitts was much the best in the pole vault, clearing 8-6.
Kaitlin Salomon picked up a pair of third-place finishes (high jump and long jump) for Corydon Central.
In relays, Corydon Central finished second in the 1,600, while North Harrison was runner up in the 400.
Boys’ team results ‘ 1. Salem 124, 2. Brownstown Central 95, 3. Corydon Central 82, 4. North Harrison 72.5, 5. Scottsburg 68, 6. Silver Creek 64, 7. Eastern (Pekin) 46.5, 8. Austin 45, 9. Charlestown 17, 10. Clarksville 8.
Boys’ individual results ‘ 100 ‘ J. Hurley (Ch) 11.59; 200 ‘ T. Wigley (Sa) 23.37; 400 ‘ S. Stotts (Sco) 51.3; 800 ‘ J. Reynolds (NH) 2:03.57; 1,600 ‘ J. Reynolds (NH) 4:27.13; 3,200 ‘ Johnnie Guy (NH) 9:25.19; 100 hurdles ‘ J. Blevins (Sa) 16.2; 300 hurdles ‘ C. Grigsby (Sa) 42.99; 400 relay ‘ Corydon Central 45.11; 1,600 relay ‘ Corydon Central 3:35.37; 3,200 relay ‘ North Harrison 8:01.86; High jump ‘ T. Wolf (E) 6-4; Pole vault ‘ L. Winslow (Sa) 13-0; Long jump ‘ D. Jerrell (Sa) 20-2.5; Shot put ‘ L. Woolbright (Sco) 50-9; Discus ‘ L. Woolbright (Sco) 150-8.
Girls’ team results ‘ 1. Brownstown Central 148, 2. Corydon Central 88, 3. North Harrison 78, 4. Salem 77, 5. Scottsburg 74, 6. Silver Creek 58, 7. Eastern (Pekin) 49, 8. Charlestown 30, 9. Austin 16.
Girls’ individual results ‘ 100 ‘ Giles (NH) 12.7; 200 ‘ Giles (NH) 27.8; 400 ‘ Farmer (Ch) 1:01; 800 ‘ Hackman (BC) 2:34.5; 1,600 ‘ Bosler (NH) 5:30.3; 3,200 ‘ Bosler (NH) 11:56; 100 hurdles ‘ Levins (A) 16.8; 300 hurdles ‘ Dagenhart (CC) 50.0; 400 relay ‘ Brownstown Central 52.3; 1,600 relay ‘ Brownstown Central; 3200 relay ‘ Scottsburg 10:19; High jump ‘ Brown (BC) 5-0; Pole vault ‘ Pitts (CC) 8-6; Long jump ‘ Allen (BC) 15-5.5; Shot put ‘ Christman (SiCr) 34-3.5; Discus ‘ Reynolds (BC) 107-0.75.