Brady Walden led the New Palestine track teams on Friday at the Zionsville Invitational, winning an individual title as the Dragons 4×800-meter relay team finished just short of a school record mark.
New Palestine finished in seventh with 45 points. The Dragon girls were 10th with 14 points. Host Zionsville won both the boys and girls meets.
Walden won the 100-meter dash (11.15) and was one of two Dragons to place in the event with junior DuRon Ford placing ninth. Walden and Ford also placed third and fourth in the long jump competition, and Walden placed eighth in the 200-meter dash.
New Palestine’s 4×800-meter relay team of Connor Dobbins, Spencer Corey, Caleb Eagleson and Riley Wilson finished second in 8:07.66. They were just 1.3 seconds behind Westfield.
Corey also was ninth in the 400-meter dash while Wilson was ninth in the 800. Laine Schonauer was eighth in the high jump while the 4×400-meter relay team was fourth.
Victoria Crowder was third in the 400 to lead the girls. Lillie Cain had a seventh-place finish in shot put as Emily Jonas was 10th. Cain and Jonas placed eighth and ninth in discus, as well.
New Palestine’s 4×100-meter relay team of TeTe Hart, Kylie Dhonau, Courtney Smith and Olivia McKilligin were sixth.
The Dragons will compete again Wednesday at the Hancock County meet at Greenfield-Central.
Mt. Vernon improves to 7-1, tops Yorktown
Mt. Vernon’s girls’ tennis team improved to 7-1 Friday with a 3-2 win against Hoosier Heritage Conference opponent Yorktown.
Cassie York at No. 1 singles and Olivia Spicer at No. 3 singles were victorious for the Marauders.
The No. 2 doubles team of Sophie Williams and Maeve McCafferty also won for the Marauders.