GREENFIELD — Mt. Vernon senior Christian Noble picked up where he left off from cross-country season Tuesday in the track and field outdoor season opener at Greenfield-Central High School.
Noble easily won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs to lead the Marauders, helping his team edge Greenfield-Central 87-76. Frankton was third with four points.
On the girls side, the Cougars dominated the meet scoring 113 points to Mt. Vernon’s 31. Frankton finished with 21.
Noble won the 1,600 in 4 minutes, 33 seconds and the 3,200 in 10:10, just ahead of Cougars senior Zach Bishop. He topped teammate Aaron Rush in the 1,600.
“The team is looking really strong,” Noble said. “We are missing 17 or 18 people.
“I am kind of just getting back into the rhythm and seeing how things go.”
Greenfield-Central’s Savannah Girolami, who will run at IPFW next season, had an impressive performance in the 100-meter dash, winning in a minute flat. She also won the 200-meter dash.
Also having a standout performance for Greenfield-Central was Jenny Flora, who won both throwing events for the Cougars on Tuesday evening on a perfect night, weather wise, at the track.
“They have been working very hard,” girls coach Jan Hacker said. “I know it’s not a full-fledged Mt. Vernon team with them being on spring break, but I am very proud of what we did tonight.
“She (Girolami) is a fantastic leader and has a fantastic work ethic.”
The Cougars girls showed their depth with a clean sweep in the girls 110-meter hurdles with Samara Fletcher taking first and Lindsay Pope finishing second.
Grant Dekeyser led Greenfield-Central on the boys side of the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in 17.36, which was just ahead of Mt. Vernon’s Eric Larson (17.87).
Fletcher also won the girls 300-meter hurdles.
The Cougars performed well in the 100-meter dash as well, with Austin Herald winning for the boys (11.06) and Shelby Bowmer (13.15) winning for the girls. Herald also won the 200-meter dash.
Greenfield-Central’s Amanda Flora was second behind Bowmer in the 100 while Mt. Vernon’s Donovan Bigalow was second behind Herald.
Greenfield-Central also took first in both the boys and girls 3,200-meter relays, as well as the girls 400-meter relay. Mt. Vernon won the boys 400-meter relay while the Cougars girls and Marauders boys won the 1,600-meter relays.
Darius Reed of Mt. Vernon won the long jump competition after soaring 17 feet, 4 inches. Austyn Tift of Greenfield-Central was second.
For the girls, Cougars Ava Dickman won the long jump while teammate Katie Helgason was second. Dickman also won the high jump at 5-0.
Also for the Marauders, Jordan House cruised to a blue ribbon in the 400-meter dash.
In the boys high jump, Braden Brown of Greenfield-Central lept 5-10 to finish in first while Eric Lough of Mt. Vernon was second with a jump of 5-8.
In pole vault, Cougars Jacob Keener finished first after clearing 12-3 inches. On the girls side, Emily Jones took first at 9-6.
The Cougars next outdoor meet will be on April 7 at home against Shelbyville and New Palestine. The Marauders will compete at Fishers on March 30.
Mt. Vernon 87
Mt. Vernon 31