For the third straight year, Southridge girls track claimed at least one individual regional title, while also continuing the Raider’s 13th consecutive season of advancing at least one athlete to the state finals.
At the end of a night full of surprises, there was one more in store for Jasper’s 1,600-meter relay team. As Hannah Nixon, Tara Cassidy, Alyssa Skorge and Olivia Ruckriegel were preparing for the final race of the meet, they did so with a different baton.
Jasper stayed on top by a matter of a few points. Heritage Hills ended a 16-year wait with a more emphatic margin. For the Wildcats and Patriots, both routes worked to snap up girls track conference championships Tuesday night.