Goshen News, Goshen, IN


May 22, 2013

PREP GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: On to the state meet

Several area athletes headed to Bloomington after regional showings

WARSAW — Concord, led by double winner junior Jessica O’Connell, finished fourth in the team standings in the IHSAA girls track and field regional Tuesday night at Warsaw.

The host Tigers took the team title with 69 points. Mishawaka was second at 66, South Bend Clay third at 48 and Concord next at 42.

“Every girl we brought here is going on to state,” Concord coach Lindsay Yoder said. “I’m so proud of the girls.

“All season we have seen improvements. We have been trying to get the girls to peak at the end of the season.”

The top three finishers in each event advance to the state meet on Saturday, June 1 at Indiana University in Bloomington.

O’Connell won the 100-meter hurdles (15.76) and 300 hurdles (45.32).

“I have a great hurdle coach in Kelly Hale,” Yoder said. “She holds our school record and the NLC record. Her dedication to our program is one of the reasons for our success.”

Concord’s 4 x 400 relay was second in 4:04.79. Running on the relay were sophomore Ciana Bonfiglio, freshman Casey Buchanan, freshman Mariah DeFreese and O’Connell. DeFreese was second on the 200 (26.31). DeFreese, Bonfiglio, junior Michelle Detwiler and O’Connell placed third in the 4 x 100 relay (49.99).

Northridge’s 4 x 800 relay of freshman Morgan Blyly, senior Mandy Campbell, senior Mckenzie Gray and senior Jennifer Schrock placed first in 9:38.84.

“The 4 x 800 relay did great,” Northridge coach Josh Fletcher said. “I’m hoping our time is fastest enough to be in the fast heat at state, but if it isn’t we will make the best of it.

“We will probably look at how things go in practice this week to see if we make any changes in the relay for state. This regional is usually tough to get out of in the 4 x 800 so we are looking to represent the regional well at state.”

Also for Northridge, senior Madison Stewart was third in shot put (39-1 1/2).

“It’s awesome going to state,” she said.

“This will be my first trip. My best throw was in the preliminaries. What I usually try to do is get a good one in the preliminaries so I can let it go in the finals.

“My goal was to get to state. When I’m there I would like to go about 42.”

Northridge throws coach Chris Howell said. “Madison has had so throws around 41 or 42 but she scratched.”

Howell has experience taking throwers to state as he was coaching at Goshen in 2003 when David Koronkiewicz won the state shot put title.

“This is my third season coaching girls,” Howell said. “I was a little tentative at first, but it has been very rewarding.

“Madison has such a great work ethic. I’m blessed to get to coach her.”

According to Howell it was the adversity of not making it out of sectional a year ago that gave Stewart the motivation for the current season.

“She really hit the weights since last season,” the coach said. “She may not look like it but she is strong.”

Fairfield senior Sophie Brown finished second in pole vault (11-9) behind Angola sophomore Kennedy Trine (12-0).

“I didn’t win but at least I made it to state,” Brown said. “I wanted to break the regional record (12-1). This is the third time Kennedy and I have vaulted against each other. She is up 2-1 now.

“I was working with a longer pole tonight. With some more work before state I’m hoping to go 12-3. It’s more of a matter of my getting confident with the new pole.”

Brown went to state last season. She tied for the third best height, but placed sixth on misses.

“Coming into tonight the goal for Sophie was not necessarily to win, but to get to state. She got to use her bigger pole tonight and that was good. I think with some more work on it before state she has a chance of going 13-0. Two weeks ago she made 12-6 with it and just missed 12-9 so 13-0 is not out of the question.”

The highlight of the night for Goshen was an eighth place by sophomore Jasmyn Brown, freshman Nora Rangel, senior Jessica Wynn and sophomore Adrienne Henke in the 4 x 800 relay (10:20.02).

“That time is a season best by 12 seconds,” Goshen coach Brock Maust said.

“I’m happy with that. We are going to miss Jessica on the relay, but we have the other three coming back for next season. To get eighth place in this regional out of the slow heat is quite an accomplishment.”

Goshen senior Leah Kissinger competed in the 1,600, but didn’t finish among the top 15.

“Leah has been battling injuries all season,” Maust said. “She has fought through the pain the last couple of weeks, but it was obvious in the first 50 meters it was going to be too much for her tonight.

“She has been a great leader for our team and we are going to miss her very much.”

Other area state qualifiers were West Noble senior Hannah Bright second in discus (120-11), Elkhart Memorial sophomore Sierra Moore third in both the 1,600 (5:01.60) and 800 (2:17.02) and Elkhart Central junior Azariah Stahl  second in high jump (5-4 1/4).

Regional Summary

Team scores: Warsaw 69, Mishawaka 66, South Bend Clay 48, Concord 42, Angola 32, Penn 31, Plymouth 29, Elkhart Central 27, Fremont 23, Elkhart Memorial 23, South Bend Riley 21, DeKalb 20, South Bend St. Joseph 19, South Bend Adams 18, Northridge 18, Mishawaka Marian 14, Culver Girls Academy 12, Rochester 11, West Noble 9, Culver Community 8, Fairfield 8, Manchester 7 1/2, Bremen 7, Tippecanoe Valley 6, East Noble 4, Jimtown 3 1/2, Triton 3, Elkhart Christian Academy 2, Lakeland Christian Academy 2, Goshen 1.

(Top three finishers advance to state)

4 x 800-METER RELAY — 1, Northridge (Morgan Blyly, Mandy Campbell, Mckenzie Gray, Jennifer Schrock) 9:38.84; 2, Plymouth (Abby Patrick, Libbie Reed, Megan Fisher, Allie Wright) 9:43.06; 3, Mishawaka Marian (Margaret Hartnagel, Shannon Hendricks, Megan Duvall, Jennifer Waltman) 9:46.25; 4, Elkhart Memorial 9:50.44; 5, Penn 10:07.26; 6, South Bend St. Joseph 10:11.24; 7, Warsaw 10:13.70; 8, Goshen (Jasmyn Brown, Nora Rangel. Jessica Wynn, Adrienne Henke) 10:20.02.

100-METER HURDLES — 1, Jessica O’Connell (Concord) 15.76; 2, Dezha  Moore (South Bend Adams) 15.83; 3, Alexys Harper (Mishawaka) 16.20; 4, Chelsea Sherburne (Fremont) 16.32; 5, Aleyiah Williams (Elkhart Central) 16.72; 6, Bekah Brunn (Manchester) 16.83; 7, Hailey Nieveen (Lakeland Christian) 17.30.

100-METER DASH — 1, Michelle Adeniyi (South Bend Clay) 12.54; 2, Danisha Brown (Culver Community) 12.78; 3, Chelsey Wakes (Mishawaka) 12.88; 4, Caylie Teel (Tippecanoe Valley) 12.89; 5, Kendall Kelley (DeKalb) 12.96; 6, Jasmine Schafer (Bremen) 12.99; 7, Rachel Staud (South Bend St. Joseph) 13.14; 8, Desaray Greer (Jimtown) 13.28.

1600-METER RUN — 1, Amanda Farrough (South Bend Clay) 4:58.43; 2, Abigail Hostetler (Fremont) 4:59.30; 3, Sierra Moore (Elkhart Memorial) 5:01.60; 4, Anna Rohrer (Mishawaka) 5:02.06; 5, Sarah Ray (Warsaw) 5:02.69; 6, Olivia Golden (Northridge) 5:17.03; 7, Kayla Casaletto (Elkhart Christian) 1:18.42; 8, Michaela Lewis (South Bend Adams) 5:31.24.

4 x 100-METER RELAY — 1, Mishawaka (Alexys Harper, Chelsey Wakes, Hannah Roth, Ashley Spence) 48.90; 2, South Bend St. Joseph (Rachel Staud, Sam Kambol, Michelle Weaver, Kaleigh Feldkamp) 49.83; 3, Concord (Mariah DeFreese, Ciana Bonfiglio, Michelle Detwiler, Jessica O’Connell) 49.99; 4, South Bend Adams 50.03; 5, Elkhart Central 50.13; 6, Warsaw 50.73; 7, Elkhart Memorial 50.83; 8, Tippecanoe Valley 51.20.

400-METER DASH — 1, Ayinna Gaines (South Bend Riley) 56.68 (meet record replaces 57.05 by Elese Daniels of South Bend Clay in 2009); 2, Allie Wright (Plymouth) 58.24; 3, Kendall Kelley (DeKalb) 58.40; 4, Tennie Worrell (Warsaw) 58.90; 5, Gabi Yoder (Elkhart Central) 59.06; 6, Breanna Lemler (Triton) 1:00.44; 7, Amani Hardirict (Penn) 1:01.09; 8, Megan Kratzsch (Warsaw) 1:01.72.

300-METER HURDLES — 1, Jessica O’Connell (Concord) 45.32; 2, Ashley Spence (Mishawaka) 45.99; 3, Jackie Ferguson (Warsaw) 47.30; 4, Lauren (Angola) 48.16; 5, Kelcie Bailey (Penn) 48.30; 6, Nicole Eckert (Warsaw) 48.34; 7, Kathryn Capkovitz (Angola) 48.39; 8, Amber Cowell (Culver Academy) 48.70.

800-METER RUN — 1, Brittany Beard (Angola) 2:14.17; 2, Megan Fisher (Plymouth) 2:15.98; 3, Sierra Moore (Elkhart Memorial) 2:17.03; 4, Abigail Hostetler (Fremont) 2:19.44; 5, Hannah Dawson (Warsaw) 2:19.88; 6, Mandy Campbell (Northridge) 2:26.23; 7, Kelsi Custer (Manchester) 2;27.71; 8, Allyssa Marlow (Penn) 2:20.35.

200-METER DASH — 1, Michelle Adeniyi (South Bend Clay) 26.06; 2, Mariah DeFreese (Concord) 26.31; 3, Sam Kambol (South Bend St. Joseph) 26.36; 4, Ayinna Gaines (South Bend Riley) 26.45; 5, Jasmine Schafer (Bremen) 26.77; 6, Jametria Culbreath (Elkhart Central) 27.50; 7, Kendall Kelley (DeKalb) 27.77; 8, Laura Ma (Culver Academy) 27.80.

3,200-METER RUN — 1, Anna Rohrer (Mishawaka) 10:45.36; 2, Amanda Farrough (South Bend Clay) 10:58.38; 3, Sarah Ray (Warsaw) 11:01.50; 4, Anna Aldrich (Fremont) 11:01.66; 5, Madison Woods (Penn) 11:02.42; 6, Lauren Pottschmidt (Penn) 11:22.68; 7, Morgan Blyly (Northridge) 11:23.20; 8, Anna Meyer (Rochester) 11:36.22.

4 x 400-METER RELAY — 1, Warsaw (Megan Kratzsch, Nicole Eckert, Tennie Worrell, Jackie Ferguson) 4:03.10; 2, Concord (Ciana Bonfiglio, Casey Buchanan, Mariah DeFreese, Jessica O’Connell) 4:04.79; 3, South Bend Riley (Breanna Jackson, Kacie O’Neal, Ayinna Gaines, Sequia Hudson) 4;08.06; 4, Mishawaka 4:10.33; 5, South Bend Adams 4:10.69; 6, Penn 4:10.81; 7, Elkhart Central (Jasmine Cotton, Amanda Dibley, Gabi Yoder, Morgan Markel) 4:10.88; 8, Angola 4:12.26.

HIGH JUMP — 1, Michelle Adeniyi (Sough Bend Clay) 5-5; 2, Azariah Stahl (Elkhart Central) 5-4 1/4; 3, Jamie Lacheta (Warsaw) 5-3; 4, Kayden Fosler (Plymouth) 5-3; 5, Kaitlyn Brandt (Angola) 5-2; 6, tie, Nicole Duryea (Jimtown) and Lindsey Dierks (Manchester) 5-1; 8, Hayley Gibson (DeKalb) 5-1.

LONG JUMP — 1, Katlyn Sawyer (Rochester) 17-3 3/4; 2, Alexys Harper (Mishawaka) 17-0 1/2; 3, Mikaylah Woods (Penn) 16-11 1/2; 4, Samantha Alexander (Warsaw) 16-6; 5, Stephanie Bettis (Elkhart Memorial) 16-6; 6, Courtney Farling (Warsaw) 15-4 3/4; 7, Brittany Duszynski (Mishawaka Marian) 16-4 1/2; 8, Haley Richardson (West Noble) 16-2 1/4.

POLE VAULT — 1, Kennedy Trine (Angola) 12-0; 2, Sophie Brown (Fairfield) 11-9; 3, Elizabeth Eversole (Mishawaka Marian) 11-3; 4, Megan Dearlove (Warsaw) 10-9; 5, Kristin Russell (DeKalb) 10-3; 6, Kelley McNarney (Penn) 10-3; 7, Frankie Spalding (Mishawaka) 10-0; 8, Claire Hickerson (Warsaw) 9-6.

SHOT PUT — 1, Leah Heckaman (Culver Academy) 40-10 3/4; 2, Kara Eck (DeKalb) 39-5 1/4; 3, Madison Stewart (Northridge) 39-1 1/2; 4, Deanna Cornelius (Elkhart Memorial) 37-9 3/4; 5, Melanie Nellis (Penn) 37-6 1/4; 6, Paige DeCamp (East Noble) 35-9 1.4; 7, Jenai White (Elkhart Central) 35-8 1/2; 8, Taloni Reese (South Bend Adams) 35-7.

DISCUS — 1, Leah Heckaman (Culver Academy) 128-3; 2, Hannah Bright (West Noble) 120-11; 3, Margaret Reisdorf (Mishawaka) 120-1;4, Samantha Jensen (Warsaw) 118-11; 5, Jacey Cauhorn (East Noble) 115-110; 6, Kara Eck (DeKalb) 114-5; 7, Tia Garnett (Elkhart Central) 111-4; 8, Tangi Moala (Penn) 1-7-7.


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