Mt. Vernon senior swimmer Brady Gray, earlier this week, announced his plans to continue his academic and athletic career at IUPUI.
Gray was a four-time state qualifier for the IHSAA Boys Swimming and Diving State Finals and two-time Daily Reporter Boys Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Year.
This past season, Gray had his best individual finishes at the state meet, placing 11th in the 50-yard freestyle and 12th in the 100 freestyle.
Additionally in his senior season, he set school records in the 200 freestyle (1:45.95), 100 freestyle (47.10 seconds) and 50-yard freestyle (21.03 seconds) races.
G-C breaks indoor records
At a Hoosier State Relays qualifier on March 15, Greenfield-Central’s boys track and field team set three indoor school records and had a number of team members set personal bests.
High jumper Elliot Ryba improved nine inches, and broke the previous indoor high jump record by five inches by clearing 6-feet, 3-inches.
The distance medley relay team of Chris Ross, Cash Looper, Carter Crouch and Griffen Wheeler broke their own mark with a time of 10:59.45. The group had set the mark two weeks prior with a time of 11:05.15.
The third record came from the 4×400 relay team of Ross, Wheeler, Ian Jack and Kirk Knecht. They ran their race in 3:39.32 for a new Cougar mark.
Knecht won the long jump with a distance of 20-feet, 6-inches. Reese Hill placed second in the shot put with a personal best distance of 48-feet, 3.5 inches.
Knecht also qualified for the 60-meter dash finals with a time of 7.22 seconds, just .01 from the record he already owns. Jack also qualified for the finals and moved to second-place on the all-time record list with a time of 7.26 seconds. Knecht and Jack finished second and third, respectively in the finals.
In the 3200 meter run, Luke Haffner (10:55.32), David Wasson (10:56.17) and Peter Hummel (10:57.23) finished second, third, and fourth.
Dragons win first home match
New Palestine’s boys volleyball team won its first home match of the season with a 3-0 victory over Beech Grove on Tuesday.
The Dragons won by set scores of 25-8, 25-10, 25-19.
Jake Cwikla had a school-record 13 service aces. The team totaled 21 aces from the service line.
Will Hahn had a team-high five kills to go with two service aces.
Setter Kameron Engle had 18 assists. James O’Dell led in digs with five.
The Dragons return to action Wednesday, April 5 at Noblesville.
EH evens record
Eastern Hancock’s softball team evened its record with a 12-8 victory at Brownsburg Tuesday.
The Royals are 1-1 on the season. Wednesday’s home game against Hagerstown was postponed due to weather.
The Royals return to action with a pair of home games April 4 and April 5 against Triton Central and Knightstown, respectively.