Not a single Hancock County Track and Field Meet record was set in the 2013 competition, but a plethora of marks could fall Wednesday when the Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Mt. Vernon and New Palestine boys and girls teams meet Wednesday on the Dragons’ home track for the 33rd annual local showdown.
Most of the county meet records under assault are on the girls side. Here’s a rundown (unless noted, analysis times and distances are based off official pre-meet performance list):
Record: 15.68 seconds, Corinne Zehner, NP, 2010.
Analysis: Greenfield-Central ninth-grader Maddie Wise has the top seed time (16.13 seconds) on the pre-meet performance list, but clocked in at 15.54 Saturday at the Greensburg Invitational to break her own school record.
Record: 12.40, Alexis Laska, EH, 2001.
Analysis: G-C’s Sammie McCoy has run a 12.79, but Mt. Vernon’s Olivia Coleman (13.06) is capable of pushing the Cougars’ senior.
Record: 59.00, Audrey Smoot, GC, 2005.
Analysis: Coleman (59.64), now a junior, ran a 58.00 as a freshman at the state meet. After undergoing knee surgery in November of 2012, Coleman is fully healthy again.
Record: 25.70, Shelby Scocozza, NP, 2004.
Analysis: Coleman (26.02) and McCoy (26.85) are within shouting distance.
Record: 4:06.07, New Palestine, 2012.
Analysis: The Cougars (4:07.00), led by Savannah Girolami, Amanda Flora, Rebecca Flora and Regan Lewis, are the big favorite, clocking in 21 seconds faster than the second seed.
Record: 16 feet, 8 inches, Tayler Gutierrez, MV, 2010.
Analysis: Coleman has a top leap of 17-01.25 this season.
Record: 5-5, Chris Essington, GC, 1982.
Analysis: Eastern Hancock’s Shelby Mourey, who took third place at the Class A-3A Indoor State Finals in March, has notched a school-record leap of 5-6. G-C’s Regan Lewis, a two-time outdoor State Finals podium finisher, is seeded second to Mourey at 5-5, although she holds the Cougars’ program record at 5-8. The county meet record set by Essington in 1982 – the first year of the county meet – is the only record still in existence from that inaugural meet.
Record: 129-5, Samantha Gable, GC, 2008.
Analysis: G-C’s Jackie Landuyt (125-07), a two-time state qualifier, could reach Gable’s mark.
Record: 10-0, Hannah McKnight, MV, 2010.
Analysis: Savanna Brock set G-C’s school record with a 10-foot clearance in April.
Among boys records under threat:
Record: 158-3.5, Jim Meeker, GC, 1987.
Analysis: G-C’s Tyler Beeson is the top seed at 158-10.
Record: 56-10.5, Brett Burkhart, NP, 1987.
Analysis: Beeson is also near the shot put mark, which was set the same year as the discus record. The Cougars’ senior is top seed Wednesday with a distance of 55-8.
Record: 22.63, Jim Seifert, NP, 1984.
Analysis: Chris Poturalski (22.98) from New Palestine is the top seed. Seifert’s 1984 standard is tied for the second-longest county meet record.