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KHS Track Teams Get First Wins
April 16, 2008 - Knightstown’s girls varsity track team picked up its first win of the season last week, defeating Blue River 61-60. The meet was stopped due to lightning, and the Lady Panthers didn’t field any of the three relay teams, but coach Dan Clevenger’s girls won the event nonetheless.
Senior Diana Trautmann picked up where she left off before spring break, winning all four of her events. She won the long jump by nearly two feet, leaping 13-8, and handily won the 100-meter dash in a time of 14.06.
Trautmann wasn’t challenged in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 1:10. Teammate Casie Conley finished second in the 400. Trautmann also won the 200-meter dash in 30.4, her closest race of the day.
Kathleen Weiland had two first place efforts, winning the 1600-meter run by 19 seconds in a time of 6:48. Sunshine Zeilinga finished third in that event. Weiland took the 3200-meter run in 15:18, 14 seconds ahead of second place. Zeilinga finished third again in that race.
Meagan Garner was also a double winner for Knightstown. She won the 300-meter low hurdles by 14 seconds, finishing in 1:09. Garner also won the 100-meter high hurdles in 24.6.
Sabrina Hatfield picked up the other first place ribbon for the Lady Panthers, throwing the shot put 27-5. Janice Ortman came in third.
Hatfield also had a third place in the discus, and Knightstown’s Breanna Eoff was second in that event with a throw of 72-6. Cody Chew was second in the high jump, losing by just one inch.
Brittany Osborn picked up a second place finish for the Lady Panthers in the 800-meter run in a meet where, in the end, every point counted more than usual because the meet came down to one point separating the teams.
The Lady Panthers lost to Eastern Hancock 80-42 in varsity girls track action.
Trautmann again registered four first-place finishes for Knightstown, winning the long jump (14-9 ½), the 400 (1:06), the 200 (30.1) and the 100 (13.9). Brittany Jolley finished second in the 100 and third in the long jump.
Ortman won the shot put, while Hatfield finished second. Eoff was second in the discus and Hatfield was third. Weiland scored with a third place finish in the 3200-meter run.
Knightstown’s 400-meter relay team of Conley, Perkins, Chew and Jolley won when Eastern Hancock was disqualified.
The girls will travel to Muncie Burris for a meet with the Owls and Wes-Del on Thursday.
Freshman Lane Fields had a day to remember for the Knightstown varsity track team last Thursday.
Fields finished first in all three sprint events and second in the long jump, propelling the boys track team to a 69-53 win over Blue River. Fields took first place in the 100 (11.02), the 200 (25.74) and the 400 (56.08) meter dashes. He also finished second to Knightstown’s Anthony Hibbert (18-6 ¼) in the long jump with a leap of 17-3 ¾. Hibbert won the long jump and the 110-meter hurdles (16.8) as Knightstown claimed eight first place ribbons.
Adam Rutledge won the 800-meter run in 2:26, Travis VanOsdol won the shot put (46’) and Sam Rech took the high jump. Hibbert also finished second in the high jump and second in the 400-meter dash.
The Panthers got points from Pete O’Donoughue in the 200, VanOsdol and Anthony Forshey in the discus (second and third place), O’Donoughue in the 100 (third), Rech and Aaron Forshey in the 300-meter hurdles (second and third), freshman Micah Matlock in both the 3200- and 1600-meter runs (second) and Dylan Altman in the shot put (third). Rech also scored with a third place finish in the long jump.
Coach Bob Prescott’s boys lost to Eastern Hancock last Tuesday, 79-44.
Matlock won the 3200 with a time of 13:04, while Fields took first place in the 200 with a time of 24.8. VanOsdol won the shot put (46-8), Rech won the high jump (5-8) and Hibbert won the 110-meter low hurdles in 16.6
Eric Buenger won both the 400- and 800-meter runs for Eastern Hancock. Justin Maxwell was also a double winner, taking the long jump and 100-meter dash. The boys will travel to Muncie Burris for a meet with the Owls and Wes-Del on Thursday.
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