The Dragons and Cougars will represent Hancock County in the girls track and field state finals.
At the Shelbyville Regional Tuesday, Greenfield-Central’s Regan Lewis took second in the high jump (five feet, 4.25 inches), one spot ahead of New Palestine’s Rachel Wineman (5-2).
The top three regional finishers in each event advanced to the state finals, June 6 at Indiana University.
Also moving on was New Palestine’s Annabelle Dockins (second in long jump, 16-10.5) and the Cougars’ Jackie Landuyt (third in discus, 135-2).
And G-C’s 1600 meter relay team of Lewis, Rebecca Flora, Amanda Flora and Savannah Girolami moved on with a third-place finish (four minutes, 7.78 seconds)
Coming up just short was G-C freshman, Maddie Wise – fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 100 and 300 meter hurdles. The Cougars’ Savannah Hart was sixth in the shot put.
New Palestine sophomore Sarah Schwartz grabbed fifth in the 1600 (5: 31.06 seconds).
Barring scratches or filling out of the state finals field, Eastern Hancock and Mt. Vernon athletes didn’t advance out of their regional at Ben Davis.
Eastern Hancock’s Shelby Mourey, fresh off a sectional high jump record last week, came up fourth at Ben Davis with a height of 5-3.
Mt. Vernon’s Olivia Coleman took fifth in the long jump (17-0.75) and seventh in the 400 meter race (1:00.16).
Mt. Vernon tennis season ends
The sectional champ Marauders fell to Lawrence Central, 3-2, in the regional semifinals at North Central Tuesday.
MV’s double teams of Maddie Walrod/Molly Laughlin (No. 1) and Addison Eads/Cassie York (No. 2) earned wins.
The Marauders, who also won the Hancock County Tourney title, finished 12-6.
New Palestine’s No. 1 doubles team of Kylar Litteral and Kara Miller – 20-2 on the year – are still alive in the state tourney by virtue of finishing the sectional undefeated. Dragons coach Chris Hardin said his tandem is slated to play the No. 1 team from Noblesville, most likely Thursday, Friday or Saturday. They haven’t been given an exact date yet, he said.
Royals’ sectional bats go cold against Union County
Eastern Hancock’s softball season ended with a 5-2 loss to Union County Tuesday in the Class 2A Sectional 41 semifinals.
One night after scoring 13 runs in a quarterfinal shutout win, the defending sectional champ Royals left the bases loaded three times against the host Union County squad.
The Patriots advanced to face Centerville in today’s championship. Centerville got past Cambridge City Lincoln, 1-0, in 12 innings in Tuesday’s first semifinal.