Lake, Meyer, Nielsen advance to IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Finals


Staff report

Greenfield-Central’s Savannah Lake, Eastern Hancock’s Ellie Meyer and Mt. Vernon’s Riley Nielsen qualified for the IHSAA Girls Track and Field State Finals, to be held at Indiana University Saturday June 3.

Lake competed Tuesday at the Franklin Regional and placed second in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash.

She finished the 100 in 12.05 seconds and the 200 in 25.47 seconds.

The top three in each event advance to the state meet, though others that finished outside the first three spots could receive call backs.

Those best opportunities come to fourth-place finishers.

At Franklin, county competitors had three fourth-place finishes.

New Palestine’s Quin Lumbley was fourth in the shot put with a distance of 39-feet, 10 1/2 inches.

Center Grove won the team event with 98 points. Greenfield-Central was 10th with 20 points. New Palestine was 13th with 15.5.

At the Pike Regional, Eastern Hancock’s Ellie Meyer finished second in the high jump by clearing 5-feet, 5-inches. Mt. Vernon’s Riley Nielsen was third in the pole vault with a vault of 11-feet, 3-inches.

Mt. Vernon’s 4×800 relay team of Emma Gasiorek, Tenley Benz, Emma Gale and Hannah Hauser were fourth in 10:04.37.

Bishop Chatard won the meet with 60 points. Mt. Vernon placed 14th with 13 points. Eastern Hancock was 22nd with eight points.