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May 17, 2014

ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Chilly conditions don't slow athletes at NECC meet

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“I have always loved sprinting. I race my little brother and try to get my dad to race because he was pretty fast in high school.

“When I was little I used to stack things up to see how high I could jump.”

Westview had a first from Trey Kennedy in pole vault (14-0).

Brandon Arnold of West Noble was a double winner, taking the 1,600 (4:29.41) and 3,200 (9:57.99). Jaden Kreft won long jump (20-11).

Churubusco totaled 1097 points for the girls title. Westview was second at 96 1/2, followed by Fairfield 93, Angola 71, Fremont 63, West Noble 61, Lakeland 51 1/2, Prairie Heights 33, Central Noble 22 and Eastside 20.

Riley Miller won the 100 (12.59) and Cierra Lau, Danae Miller, Jessica Miller, Riley Miller took the 4 x 100 (51.54) to lead Fairfield.

Fairfield recently defeated Churubusco for the regular season championship by a score of 66 1/2-65 1/2.

“We knew coming in Churubusco and Westview had good teams,” Fairfield coach Darin Holsopple said. “We left some points on the track. We have been performing well all season, but tonight it was not as good. Some nights it’s your turn and other it isn’t.

“Riley Miller had a great night for us and our 4 x 100 relay was only .4 off the meet record.”

Westview’s Jeannie Bontrager, Grace Hales, Maddie Jones and Tori Wisler finished first in the 4 x 400 relay (4:23.71).

Amairany Cruz of West Noble was a double winner taking the 400 (1:01.95) and 200 (26.89).

Follow sports reporter Greg Keim on twitter @gkeim_TGN.

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