Corydon Central JH track team competes at state
The Corydon Central Junior High School track and field program sent a host of athletes to the Indiana State Middle School Meet on May 18 at Terre Haute South Vigo High School.
Within the team standings, Corydon Central placed fifth in the girls’ division with 21 points. The top three consisted of North Clay (38 points), Charlestown (31) and Jasper (24).
Coach Brian LaHue said the girls’ team broke five school records this year. In the Mid-Southern Conference meet, they were four points shy of toppling a talented Charlestown squad. Charlestown’s team went on to not only be runner-up at state, but break two state records.
Corydon Central was represented in 10 events. Entrants were determined by times posted during the season with the top performers earning a chance at the state meet.
Addison Applegate earned a third-place spot in the 1,600-meter run, completing the race in 5:30.41. Also in the event, Erika Valdivieso (6:01.02) was 23rd. Applegate also ran in the 800, placing 14th with a time of 2:33.78.
Corydon Central’s Madison Schilmiller ran a 100-meter sprint in 13.25 seconds in the prelims, returning for the final to run a 13.32 to place sixth. Teammate Chastity Knight ran a 14.06 in the prelims, good for 26th. It was another sixth-place performance for Schilmiller in the high jump, clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.
In the 400-meter relay, Corydon Central’s Sada Jones, Trinity Lone, Knight and Schilmiller combined to post a time of 53.09 to place third.
It was Kimi Wolfe joining Liliana Perez, Applegate and Valdivieso in the 1,600 relay, earning sixth place by running in 4:24.81.
Wolfe also placed 16th in the 400 (1:04.18) and 21st in the long jump (13-11-1/2). Perez ran to an 18th-place finish in the 400 in 1:04.61.
In hurdles, Jones was 27th (18.57) in the 100.
The 200 dash saw Corydon Central’s Lone (29.18) place 29th and Knight (29.55) place 34th.
On the boys’ side, Corydon Central was represented by Sean Woods in the pole vault. Clearing 9-6, Woods placed fourth, earning the Panthers five points.
The top boys’ team was Brownsburg East.