Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 14, 2012

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD: Carpenter wins four events for Warriors at Northridge

MIDDLEBURY — The 27th annual Northridge Girls Relays were just another typical outstanding day for Skyler Carpenter.

The Westview High School senior was entered in four events and involved in four first-place finishes, leading her team to a third-place finish in the girls track and field event Saturday at Northridge High School.

“Skyler is a great athlete,” Westview coach Jon Cook said. “Four is the maximum number of events you can enter and she won them all.”

Carpenter’s day began in the 4 x 100-meter shuttle hurdle relay. She ran the hurdles flawlessly, prompting one worker in the press box to comment “Who is that girl? It’s unfair to have to run against her.”

Also on the winning relay for Westview were freshman Kylie Barker, senior Sabrina Whitaker and junior Jessica Varney.

Carpenter, who is headed to Vanderbilt to run track on a full scholarship, teamed with senior Jeslyn Zimmerly, sophomore Rachelle Whitaker and senior Mandy Jones in the 800 sprint medley relay (100-100-200-400); with Zimmerly, Jones and junior Kelsey Carmack in the 4 x 200 relay and with Jones and Zimmerly in long jump.

Carpenter had the day’s best effort in long jump (18-0 1/2) and Jones second (17-2 3/4).

Penn won the team title with 72 points, followed by Northridge 64, Westview 56, Elkhart Memorial 55, DeKalb 52, East Noble 50 1/3, Angola 41 1/3, Elkhart Central 40 1/3, Portage 39, NorthWood 33, Concord 26 and South Bend Riley 17.

“I was surprised by our placing in the team standings,” Cook said. “We had four events where we didn’t enter a team. In a meet like this you need depth so I’m very happy where we finished.”

Junior Corinne Cominator and classmate Jennifer Schrock combined to win the 3,200 relay where each team had two runners run a 1,600. Cominator had the best time of 5:08.57 and Schrock the third best at 5:24.71.

“Cominator’s time is one of the best in the state so far this season,” Northridge coach Josh Fletcher said. “She looked good on the track.”

This was Penn’s first time competing in the Relays.

“We knew Penn would bring a good team,” Fletcher said. “Our girls on Wednesday after our NLC meet (with Wawasee and Warsaw) were really excited about today. We knew distance was one area where our runners matched up with Penn. Sprints was another. Unfortunately not having a freshman relay hurt us. We have four freshman on the roster and one of them is hurt. If it would have been legal to run with three I would have but it isn’t.”

Northridge finished second in two relays. Junior Mandy Campbell, sophomore Olivia Golden, freshman Nikki Willey and junior Kayla Rothi were the runner-up in the 4 x 800 relay; junior Mackenzie Gray, junior Lauren Lambert, sophomore Christian Juroff and sophomore Bekah Ross in the 4 x 200 relay.

“Lambert anchored the 4 x 200 and passed a runner right at the finish line,” Fletcher said.

“Willey had a good day. We put her in high jump and she had never done it before. But that is one thing about these relays. You sometimes have to use girls in events they normally don’t compete in.”

NorthWood’s top performance came in the sprint medley as sophomore LaShae Nisly, sophomore Allison Purcell, junior Jessica Borkholder and senior Angelica Ramon were fourth.

NorthWood coach Adam Yoder said, “There are two ways you can approach this meet. You can spread yourself out and get a lot of kids involved or you can as we did use your better kids in a lot of events to get them a good workout. I was pleasantly surprised by our efforts in the field events.

“Freshman Mariah Williams had a good day. This is her first year in the sport.”

Concord won the high jump as sophomore Michelle Detwiler and junior Mitzi Supper were tied for the day best jump (4-10) and junior Janell Smart was tied among a group of 12 competitors for the next best (4-8).

“We ran very well today,” Concord coach Lindsay Yoder said.

“We had a number of girls that couldn’t be here. (Senior) Melissa DuBois couldn’t be here due to a college visit. Other girls were ill and another had a wedding to attend.

“Detwiler and Smart both had good days on the track and in high jump.”

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