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Olivia Coleman raced into Marauders history with her record-breaking 200-meter dash during the Mt. Vernon track and field team’s 64-59 home win against Yorktown on Tuesday evening.
The senior IPFW commit clocked in at 25.60 seconds, blazing by the field and besting Mary Downing’s 26-year-old program milestone by .4 seconds.
“Someone will break Olivia’s record,” Marauders track coach Tim Leonard said. “But I probably won’t be around to see it.”
Coleman also secured wins for Mt. Vernon in the 100, 400 and long jump.
Joining Coleman as victors Tuesday were Aubri Benbow, who claimed both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and the 400 relay team of Benbow and Kiara Gibson, Alexa Franklin, Alexa Christensen.
Marauders Bethany Nuckols, Riley Chambers, Katelyn Kiphart and Cameron McClure helped the cause by outscoring the Tigers 13-5 in the throwing events.
“It was a great win for the princesses over a very strong Yorktown team,” Leonard said. “Everyone counted in this victory. The throws and distance runners came through for us tonight. I always expect our sprinters and hurdlers to perform.”
On the boys’ side, the Marauders cruised past Yorktown 87-45.
Paving the way for the victory was Wyatt Gutierrez, who claimed wins in both the discus and shot put events with throws of 128 feet, 2 inches and 46-7, respectively.
Also securing a pair of victories for the Marauders was Christian Noble, who won the 800 (2:05) and 1,600 (4:29).
Aaron Noble triumphed in the 3,200 (10:00) and Link Hine remained undefeated for the season in the pole vault with a jump of 12-9.
Mt. Vernon’s 3,200 and 400 relays teams won, as well.
Mt. Vernon returns to action April 18 at the Terre Haute Invitational.
New Palestine track teams fall at Greenwood
Chris Poturalski and Adam Brickens won three events each but could not prevent the Dragons from falling at Greenwood 77-55 Tuesday night.
Potularski claimed victory in the 200-meter dash, while Brickens earned a win in the long jump. They both snagged wins in the 400 relay, along with Reid Dye and Jacobi Maxwell, as well as the 1,600 relay with Riley Wilson and Kyle Zehner.
Wilson also added a win in the 800, and Tyler Carrie triumphed in the pole vault.
On the girls’ side, the Dragons fell to Greenwood 100-31.
Sarah Schwartz (3,200), Lille Cain (discus), Emily Jonas (shot put) and Amanda Winemen (high jump) each earned wins for New Palestine.
Next up for the Dragons is today’s home meet against Hoosier Heritage conference rivals Shelbyville and Greenfield Central.
New Palestine, Eastern Hancock games canceled
The Royals and Dragons both had their Wednesday games canceled, but for different reasons.
Randolph Southern was forced to back out of its scheduled tilt with Eastern Hancock due to a lack of players. Royals coach Sue Anderson said the game likely will not be rescheduled.
The Royals (1-0) are slated to play today at home against Mid-Hoosier Conference foe Hauser (1-1, 1-0 MHC).
Thunderstorms caused New Palestine’s game against Whiteland to be canceled. A makeup date wasn’t immediately announced.
New Palestine (1-0) is scheduled to play today at Warren Central (0-1).
Royals contest against Southwestern rescheduled
The Royals will have to wait until Saturday to kick off their 2015 campaign, as Wednesday’s game against Southwestern was rescheduled because of inclement weather.
The game will be made up April 22.
Eastern Hancock’s Opening Day shifts to Saturday, when it visits Shenandoah.
Openers called off due to inclement weather
Inclement weather delayed the start of the season for both the Dragons’ and Cougars’ tennis teams.
New Palestine’s match Tuesday at Shenandoah has not been rescheduled. The same goes for Greenfield-Central’s match Wednesday at Triton Central.
The Dragons are slated to play Friday at home against Hoosier Heritage Conference foe New Castle. The Cougars are scheduled top open their season today at home against Alexandria-Monroe.