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March 17, 2012

SPORTS IN BRIEF: March 18, 2012

MUNCIE — >>H.S. GYMNASTICS

Jeff’s O’Brien ends career at state finals

Jeffersonville senior Shea O’Brien concluded her high school career on Saturday by competing in the balance beam at the IHSAA State Finals at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena in Muncie.

O’Brien’s top score on the beam was an 8.375, as she did not place in the top six spots of the standings.

O’Brien finished second in the beam at the Columbus East Sectional on March 2, with her best score being a 9.0. At the Columbus East Regional on March 9, O’Brien earned a state finals berth by finishing third in the beam with a score of 8.825.

>>H.S. TRACK AND FIELD

Jeff Inferno Classic

The Jeffersonville High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will host the Jeff Inferno Classic Track and Field Invitational April 6-7 at Blair Field. The meet will start at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 6, followed by the second and final day of the meet beginning at noon on Saturday, April 7.

The teams are currently selling advertising for the meet and seeking corporate and individual sponsors.

For $100, businesses can advertise on banners that are 3 feet by 5 feet and will hang on the Blair Field fence. For $50, businesses can advertise on yard signs that are 18 inches by 24 inches.

There are sponsorship opportunities on Inferno Classic T-shirts, the Feel the Burn 5K Road Race, the coaches’ hospitality room and the Inferno Classic meet program. Individual race sponsorships are $25 each.

Booth space also is being sold for the meet for $50 apiece.

For more information, contact JHS Track and Field Booster Club president Diane Kimbrell at dkimbrell3120@insightbb.com or 502-523-7445.

>>RUNNING

Feel the Burn 5K

The Jeffersonville High School boys’ and girls’ track teams and the JHS Track and Field Booster Club will present the Feel the Burn 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 7, starting at 9 a.m. at Blair Field. The race will take place in conjunction with the Jeff Inferno Classic Track and Field Invitational April 6-7 at Blair Field.

The race is for all ages. The top three finishers in each age division (male and female) will receive awards. The top three overall male and female finishers will be rewarded as well.

Check-in and late registration will take place from 7:45-8:45 a.m. on April 7 at Blair Field. Participants will get a T-shirt and free admission to the Inferno Classic.

Registration fee is $20 per runner if paid by Wednesday, March 28. If runners register after the 28th, the fee is $25. All proceeds will benefit the Jeff High track teams, and the registration fees are non-refundable.

For more information, contact JHS Track and Field Booster Club president Diane Kimbrell at dkimbrell3120@insightbb.com or 502-523-7445.

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