New Pal senior closes career in blaze of glory




BLOOMINGTON — Matt Dickerson ended a brilliant high-school track career with three events in Saturday’s state meet, barely missing the 110-meter hurdles finals.

His Greenfield-Central teammate, sophomore shot putter Tyler Beeson, did Dickerson one better and made the podium.

And while he didn’t place, New Palestine senior Dillon Pike may have trumped his Hancock County counterparts on the Sam Bell track at Indiana University’s Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex.

Pike blazed his way into the NP record book with an 800-meter time of 1:55.96. That was the school’s oldest-standing track record, bettering Steve Jones’ previous mark set in 1966.

“I didn’t think I could (break the record) at first,” Pike said. “But with about 200 meters to go I realized I’d had a chance.”

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