The Sideline – April 19

Run to Remember planned

The Fourth Annual Run to Remember for Zach Lett, Todd Lewis and Benjamin Culver will be conducted at Greenfield-Central High School on April 30.

The event opens with registration at 7:30 a.m. The 5K run or walk fundraiser begins at 9 a.m.

An early race packet pick-up will be available on April 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCleerey’s Sporting Goods.

The cost to participate is $25 per person and $15 per student.

All proceeds from the race are equally divided between the Greenfield-Central High School track program and the memorial scholarships of Lett, Lewis and Culver.

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Mt. Vernon grad sets school record

The IPFW women’s track and field team and Mt. Vernon graduate Olivia Coleman had strong showings when the team participated in the Ball State Challenge this weekend.

Coleman, a freshman, headlined the results with her second-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the time of 56.62 seconds. Coleman’s time broke the school record by .31 seconds that was held by Angie Suel set by in 2006.

The 400-meter relay team of Sara Crawford, Coleman, Kyley Marano and Megan Kage crossed the finish at 49.33 seconds for a second-place finish. Coleman, Alexis Wygant, Elise Cobb and Marano anchored the 1,600-meter relay team that finished in second with a time of 4:07.44.


Pagenaud wins close one

Simon Pagenaud has knocked on the door of Victory Lane in each of the first two races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Sunday at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (California), the Frenchman broke through to earn the win.

Pagenaud edged past series champion Scott Dixon across the finish line by 0.3032 of a second. It marked the closest finish in the 33 Indy car races conducted at Long Beach. It gave Pagenaud five career IndyCar wins and his first since joining Team Penske in 2015.


Adult open lap swim set at New Palestine

New Palestine community members are invited to an adult open lap swim available Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. each week through June.

Additionally, Wednesday evening open swims will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning April 20 until June 1. Fees are $2 dollars per session.

Sign-ups for the American Red Cross Lifeguard/Waterpark Skill Class are available now through April 18.

Contact New Palestine High School teacher Nancy Tobik/Workman, course instructor, for sign-up and class details at or by calling the New Palestine athletics department at 861-5701.


Cougars wrestlers stay sharp

Greenfield Central’s wrestling team competed in the Carmel freestyle duals earlier this month, going 4-4 in the two-day event against teams from Carmel, Garrett, Indiana Pride, Chesterton and Evansville Mater Dei.

Leading the way for the Cougars were Gavin Rose and Carter Noehre, each going 8-2, and Elliott Parsons at 7-1.

Also wrestling for the Cougars were Dylan Dorman, Riley Fletcher, Tommy Brock, Micah Ballenger, Brady Wright, Brad Lowe and Hunter Gulden.

Elsewhere, Cougars eighth-grade wrestler Cooper Noehre competed in the National Middle School Duals in Danville, Ill., winning five matches and losing two.