Wildcats lead off with twin Tiger taming

From Herald Staff Reports

For the second straight year, the Jasper track team began its season by sweeping Princeton.


The Wildcat boys romped to a 92-40 decision as the girls won by an even larger margin, 106-26.

Clayton Traylor (1,600 and 3,200 meters) and Reid Milligan (200, 300 hurdles) each won two events as Milligan led a 1-2-3 finish for Jasper in the 200; Austin Schmidt and Zach Wood followed.

The Wildcats also won the 1,600 relay (Milligan, Schmidt, Jacob Turner, Wood) and 3,200 relay (Turner, Connor Giesler, Jason Buechlein, Kyle McWilliams).

For the girls, Darian Mehne won her usual trifecta consisting of the 100, 200 and long jump. Jasper also took the 1,600 relay (Laura Renner, Maria Baer, Kinsey Bromm, Haley Kilian) and 3,200 relay (Erin Leinenbach, Rachel Welsh, Jordan Hartley, Hannah Welsh).

Tell City duals: The Southridge girls clipped the Marksmen 99-33 while the Raider boys fell 84-47.

In the girls meet, Kadie Dearing (100, 200, long jump), Casey Lamb (1,600 and 3,200) and Morgan Meyer (shot put, discus) won multiple events for Southridge.


The Raiders swept all three relays: the 400 (Sidney Eckert, Brittany Goepfrich, Jessica Oser, Sydney Altmeyer), 1,600 (Dearing, Grace Maxey, Goepfrich, Aubrey Main) and 3,200 (Lamb, Jayme Lindauer, Madison Mundy, Main).

Cody Thompson (high jump, long jump) and Henry Steckler (pole vault) grabbed wins for the Raider boys, who also seized the 400 relay with Justin King, Paul Reller, Steckler and Thompson.

Forest Park duals: The Rangers swept rival Heritage Hills, winning the boys (91-40) and girls (97-35) meets comfortably.

Trent Weyer (high jump, long jump) and Sam Beckman (300 hurdles, pole vault) won two events apiece for Forest Park’s boys, who also zipped to the top times in the 400 relay (Weyer, Travis Schnell, Kyle Lubbehusen, Aaron Schuler) and 3,200 relay (Cody Flamion, Clayton Meyer, Keith Hurst, Trey Dooley).

Jared Boehm and Aaron Boehm finished first and second, respectively, for Heritage Hills in the shot put as Evan Gogel, Caleb Sabelhaus, Sean Schaefer and Gabe Konerding combined to take the 1,600 relay.

Amanda Jacob (800, 1,600) and Mackenzie Weyer (shot put, discus) led the Ranger girls with two wins apiece as Forest Park also swept all three relays: the 400 (Chloe Dilger, Weyer, Madi Boeglin, Tori Lange), 1,600 (Payton Luebbehusen, Emma Fraze, Jacob, Lydia Lange) and 3,200 (Fraze, Nicole Rahman, Luebbehusen, Jacob).

Northeast Dubois quadrangular: The Jeeps easily won both races, amassing 110 points in the boys race to best Crawford County (73), Springs Valley (43) and Loogootee 18). In the girls meet, Northeast Dubois (139 1/2) finished ahead of Crawford County (62 1/2), Springs Valley (25) and Loogootee (6).

Lucas Schulthies (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, pole vault) and Tyler Haas (high jump, shot put) combined to win five individual events for the Jeeps boys, and Alicia Betz rumbled to victories in both hurdles races to power the Jeep girls.

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