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May 10, 2013

H.S. TRACK AND FIELD: Borden boys, Henryville girls easily win SAC track meet

Floyd Central boys claim HHC championship

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BORDEN — GIRLS’ MEET

Spears and the Henryville runners gave the Hornets a 45-point lead heading into Thursday’s field events. The title was the Hornets’ seventh straight.

“It’s always good to win a championship,” Henryville coach Josh Conrad said. “That’s something the girls have talked about and looked forward to.”

Spears won the 800 in record time (2:31.18), the 1,600, the 3,200 and helped the Hornets to the 3,200 relay title.

“It feels good to be able to help my team so much,” Spears said. “It takes the pressure off of some of the other girls.”

“She’s led us in every practice,” Conrad said of Spears. “She knew [Tuesday] was going to be a tough night and she just accepted it.”

Spears was not the meet’s only four-time winner. New Washington’s Alecia Harrod won the 100, the 200, the long jump and was a member of the Mustangs’ winning 400 relay team.

Runner-up Borden had three winners. Carson Casey took the shot put and discus, while Shelby Kirchgessner was the pole vault champion.

HIGHLANDERS WIN HHC

Floyd Central’s boys gave the Highlanders the boys-girls Hoosier Hills Conference sweep for the second straight year by claiming the conference title on Thursday at Columbus East.

The Highlanders scored in 14 of 16 events to beat runner-up Jeffersonville by 26 points for their third straight HHC crown.

“I think we’re getting to the point where we’re all about all the way through [the lineup],” Floyd Central coach Lane Oxley said.

Codie Hamsley had two of the Highlanders’ three wins. He won the shot put with a throw of 52-9 and the discus in 186 feet. Floyd also took first- and second-place finishes in the pole vault, led by Jacob Marguet’s 12-6. Taylor Dutton finished second.

Jeffersonville’s lone championship came from Tyrell Dowdell, who claimed the 400 title in 50.6 seconds. New Albany’s Jermaine Parrish swept in sprints and helped the 400 relay team to a win. He won the 100 in 10.88 and the 200 in 22.21.

Drew Hirsch also won the 3,200 for the Bulldogs, who finished seventh.

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