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Kendall, Eisert earn SAC wins on track

Kendall, Eisert earn SAC wins on track
Kendall, Eisert earn SAC wins on track
South Central’s Collin Kendall makes a leap over 19 feet on his second jump to win the long jump in the Southern Athletic Conference meet last Tuesday. Photos by Brian Smith (click for larger version)

South Central’s Collin Kendall and Lanesville’s Caryn Eisert came away champs in individual events at the Southern Athletic Conference Meet which took place last Tuesday and Thursday at Borden. In the boys’ high jump, Zack Goodwin and Jordan Sullivan tied with two others for the high jump honors.
The boys’ field and the girls’ running events took place Tuesday while the opposite took place Thursday. In team standings, South Central was runner up in boys’ and girls’ races for the titles. Borden was the overall winner on the boys’ side, while Henryville hoisted the girls’ trophy.
Boys’ SAC Meet
South Central finished behind Borden with a score of 174-115 while Lanesville managed 28 points.
A big portion of South Central points came through Kendall. The senior was far and away the best in the long jump. Popping off the board, his second jump was his best, landing at 19 feet, 11-3/4 inches.
‘Unfortunately, I scratched on my last jump, but I’m nursing a fat ankle right now,’ Kendall said. ‘Looking at how I started my career as a freshman, barely jumping 17 feet, and looking now, jumping nearly 20 feet as a senior, it feels good. The hard work really pays off.’
Teammate Aiden Romero finished second behind Kendall in the long jump, his best mark at 19-3-1/4.
Kendall came back Thursday in the running events to place second in the 100-meter dash then be part of two second-place relay efforts.
In the 100, Kendall ran identical times of 12.20 seconds in the prelim and final but wasn’t able to catch Borden’s Brady Knight.
Sticking with sprints, Kendall and Romero, along with Jordan Sullivan and Logan Carter, placed second in the 400 relay. Their time of 47.84 seconds was a half second behind Borden, which swept all three relays. South Central’s team of Brandon Huda, Kendall, Romero and Carter was second in the 1,600 relay (3:47.42).
‘I’m going to ice, but mainly work on exploding in the 100 dash,’ Kendall said of what he’ll focus on before Thursday’s sectional meet.
Not only was Romero runner-up in the long jump, he also took second in the 200. Finishing behind Knight, Romero completed the race in 25.04.
Four competitors tied for the top spot in the high jump. Goodwin and Sullivan represented the Rebels, with both clearing 5-10 as did Crothersville’s Ean Lakins and New Washington’s Ian Hughes. Goodwin also finished second in the 800 (2:13.5).
South Central’s Brandon Huda had a solid showing in the 400, taking second in 54.07. Lanesville’s Micah Lane took fourth in the race.
In throwing events, South Central’s Carter was second in the discus (131-8) and third in the shot put (39-6-1/2).
Lanesville’s best finish on the boys’ side came through Lane. He placed second in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.36. He was ahead of Sullivan, who was fourth.
Other top finishes included: South Central ‘ Hunter Stark, 300 hurdles (45.52) fourth place; Dalton Terry, 1,600 (5:15.27), fourth place; Lanesville ‘ Gabe Sronce, 3,200 (11:12.54), fourth place.
Girls’ SAC Meet
Eisert claimed bragging rights in the 400 for the Lady Eagles. Although seeded second, Eisert came down the front stretch to place first with a time of 1:04.23. She narrowly beat Borden’s Leslie Beatty by a fraction of a second.
In distance events, each competitor was chasing Henryville’s Sadie Spears, who swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 events.
Three Lanesville runners were in pursuit of Spears in each event, logging top-five efforts. Bailey Kaake was second in the 800 with a time of 2:40.59, while teammate Erica Kennedy (2:49.18) was fourth.
In the 1,600, Lanesville’s Emily Purdy (6:25.36) was third while South Central’s Elizabeth Petitt (6:48.95) was fourth. Lanesville’s Karie Winstead gave chase in the 3,200, placing third with a time of 15:15.31.
South Central had two competitors place in the hurdle events. Sabra Walker was third in both the 100 hurdles (19.45) and 300 hurdles (55.20). Teammate Jasmine Nalley took second in the 100 hurdles in 18.31, while Lanesville’s Madilyn White was third (19.54).
In sprints, Brianna Blackman was second for the Lady Rebels in the 100, dashing in 14.07 seconds. Fellow Lady Rebel Bailey Crosier was third in the 200, going in 28.86 seconds.
Crosier also was tied for second in the high jump, clearing 4-8. Blackman (14-9-1/2) and Nalley (14-1/4) went third and fourth in the long jump, respectively.
Also in field events, Carra Caarty was fourth in the shot put for South Central. Her best throw was 26-3-3/4.
As a team, South Central took second place in a pair of relays. Nalley, Walker, Crosier and Blackman ran the 400 relay in 54.69, while Emily Hawkins, Blackman, Petitt and Crosier ran the 1,600 relay in 4:45.99.
The girls’ sectional meet took place yesterday (Tuesday) at Corydon Central with the top four in each event moving on to the Bloomington North Regional on May 21. The boys’ sectional meet will take place tomorrow at Floyd Central.
Boys’ team results ‘ 1. Borden 174, 2. South Central 115, 3. Crothersville 68, 4. Henryville 50, 5. New Washington 47, 6. Lanesville 28.
Boys’ individual results ‘ 100 ‘ B. Knight (B) 11.97; 200 ‘ B. Knight (B) 24.70; 400 ‘ I. Hughes (NW) 52.71; 800 ‘ B. Eurton (B) 2:08.66; 1600 ‘ J. Magallanes (B) 4:36.5; 3200 ‘ N. Magallanes (B) 10:22.42; 110 hurdles ‘ J. Royalty (C) 16.23; 300 hurdles ‘ J. Royalty (C) 42.19; 400 relay ‘ Borden 47.25; 1600 relay ‘ Borden 3:43.56; 3200 relay ‘ Borden 8:24.22; High jump ‘ E. Lankins (C), I. Hughes (NW), Z. Goodwin (SC), J. Sullivan (SC) 5-10; Pole vault ‘ M. Lynch (B) 11-6; Long jump ‘ C. Kendall (SC) 19-11.75; Shot put ‘ A. White (H) 42-6.5; Discus ‘ B. Williams (B) 140-8.
Girls’ team results ‘ 1. Henryville 142, 2t. South Central 74, 2t. Borden 74, 4t. New Washington 68, 4t. Crothersville 68, 6. Lanesville 52.
Girls’ individual results ‘ 100 ‘ A. Harrod (NW) 13.47; 200 ‘ A. Harrod (NW) 28.44; 400 ‘ C. Eisert (L) 1:04.23; 800 ‘ S. Spears (H) 2:31.18; 1600 ‘ S. Spears (H) 5:48.23; 3200 ‘ S. Spears (H) 12:48.92; 100 hurdles ‘ C. Nehrt (C) 17.34; 300 hurdles ‘ C. Nehrt (C) 49.44; 400 relay ‘ New Washington 54.61; 1600 relay ‘ Henryville 4:40.69; 3200 relay ‘ Henryville 11:10.59; High jump ‘ K. Sarver (NW) 5-0; Pole vault ‘ S. Kirchgessner (B) 7-6; Long jump ‘ A. Harrod (NW) 15-10.25; Shot put ‘ C. Casey (B) 33-5; Discus ‘ C. Casey (B) 120-2.5.