Mt. Vernon senior George Burhenn won both hurdle events and was part of the victorious 4×400-meter relay team to help lead the Marauders to a team victory in the Lawrence Central Boys Track and Field Regional Thursday.
All events top three finishers will advance to next week’s IHSAA Boys Track and Field State Finals at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Burhenn won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.31 seconds. He was first in the 300 lows in 38.74 seconds. He was the leadoff man in the relay and was f0llowed by Wil Jones, Tristan Trevino and Andres Langston. They finished in a time of 3:19.87.
Langston added a second-place finish in the 400 (48.75 seconds). Trevino was runner-up in the 800 (1:55.16).
Joining them at the state meet will be the third-place 4×800 relay team of Trevino, Colin Strachman, Caden Cassada and Daylon King.
Mt. Vernon won a very close race for the team championship. The Marauders scored 73 points. North Central followed with 66. Lawrence North had 54 and Lawrence Central scored 51.
New Palestine advances to semis
New Palestine won 14-0, in five innings, over Muncie Central in a first round game of the Class 4A Sectional 9 baseball tournament at Mt. Vernon High School Thursday.
The win puts the Dragons in a noon semifinal game against Pendleton Heights, a winner over Richmond on Thursday.
The victory for the Dragons was their 20th of the season.
Brayden Marrow pitched a one-hit shutout and struck out 10.
New Pal team eliminated
New Palestine’s No. 1 doubles team of Bethany Blachly and Josephine Harvey were eliminated in the second round of the individual doubles sectional tournament at Fishers Wednesday.
Blachly and Harvey lost 6-1, 6-0 to the No. 1 team from Noblesville, Lina Hamashuk and Cami Crist.