CC wins county track meet

Columbia City’s Christian Watkins competes in the long jump at the county meet in Churubusco. Nicole Minier

Girls hurdlers race down the track in the 100-meter hurdles event.

Churubusco’s Mason Anderson charges ahead in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Whitley County meet in Churubusco last week.

Runners race to the finish in the boys’ 100-meter dash.

Columbia City’s Liam Hesting warms up in the shot put event. Nicole Minier

Churubusco’s Brayden Simmons won both the shot put and discus in the Whitley County meet. Nicole Minier

Columbia City’s Landon Wakeman paces the pack in the 1,600-meter run. He is followed by Nathan Mills, eventual winner, and Churubusco’s Sam Keily.

Churubusco’s Brein Gross hands off the baton to Miranda Mallott in the 400-meter relay.

Gage Kelly takes off after receiving the baton from teammate Joey Emenhiser.

Columbia City’s Noah Judd and Jon O’Dell exchange the baton in the 400-meter relay.

By Nicole Minier

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s boys and girls track teams won the Whitley County meet at Churubusco High School March 28.

The hosts placed second, and Whitko came in third in both the boys and girls meets.

Columbia City’s girls scored 92 points to Churubusco’s 61 and Whitko’s 13. Columbia City’s boys tallied 75.83 points to Churubusco’s 58 and Whitko’s 32.17.

Columbia City’s girls were highlighted by sprinter Macy Hill, who placed first in the 100-yard dash, 200-yard dash and 400-yard dash.

Doug Hill, Macy’s brother, won the 100 and 400, and placed second in the 200-yard dash to Whitko’s Alex Wilson in the boy’s meet.

Churubusco’s Audrey Zeigler won the 300-yard hurdles and placed second in the 100 hurdles to Columbia City’s winner, Mariah Schaefer.

Churubusco’s girls won four of the five field events. Maggie Burrita took first in pole vault, Kate Schumann won long jump with a leap of 13 feet, 11 inches. Chassie Gallmeier won the shot put and discuss, with tosses of 32-11 and 96-9, respectively.

Columbia City’s Nathan Mills had a stellar night, winning the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.

Churubusco’s boys swept the hurdle events, with Mason Anderson winning the 110-yard hurdles and Sam Wood taking the 300 hurdles. Wood also won boys pole vault followed by teammate Brandon Kolvoord. Both boys vaulted more at least six inches higher than their nearest opponent, with Wood clearing 11-06 and Kolvoord clearing 11 feet.

Columbia City’s Bryce Taylor won both the boys high jump and the 800-yard run.

Columbia City’s girls placed first and second in all the distance runs. Lauren Keller won the 800 followed by Eden Oddou. Oddou won the 1,600-yard run followed by Keller.

Bailie Brown won the 3,200-yard run followed by Ally Willson. Columbia City’s girls also placed first and second in high jump.

Columbia City’s girls won all three relays, followed by Churubusco in second and Whitko in third.

In the boys’ relays, Whitko won the 400-meter relay and Columbia City won the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter relays. Churubusco’s boys placed second in the 400 relay, third in the 1,600 relay and second in the 3,200 relay.

Columbia City’s Noah Judd won the boys long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 8 inches. Churubusco’s Brayden Simmons won the boys shot put with a heave of 48-01.5, and the discus with a toss of 168 feet, 11 inches.

Other point scorers for Churubusco’s girls include: Brien Gross, fourth, 100 dash; Miranda Mallot, third, 400 dash; Mckenzie Tonkel, third, 800 run; Maggie Burita, third, 1,600 run, and third, 3,200 run; Allie Basinger, fourth, 1,600 run; Heidi Zeigler, third, 100 and 300 hurdles; Jade Rouch, third, high jump; Kilah Smith, third in high jump, third in shot put and second in discus; Audrey Zeigler, third, high jump; Madison Gaff, fourth in shot put and third in discus; and Callie Lemper, fourth, discus.

Churubusco’s boys point scorers include: Mason Anderson, third in 100 dash and fourth in 200 dash; Gage Kelly, fourth in 100 dash; Brandt Parsons, second in 400 dash; Eli Lantz, fourth in 800 run; Sam Keily, third in 1,600 and second in 3,200; Bryce Kolvoord, fourth in 1,600 run; Sam Wood, third in 110-yard hurdles; Gage Kelly, third in long jump; Garrett Horn, third in shot put and second in discus; Tanner Allen, fourth in shot put; and Reese Wicker, fourth in discus.

Other Columbia City girls point scorers were: Kendall Longenbaugh, second in 100 dash and second in 200 dash; Eden Oddou, second in 400 dash; Abby Chapman, fourth in 100 hurdles and second in 300 hurdles; Hallie Willson, fourth in 300 hurdles; Maddy Hull, first, pole vault; Mariah Schaefer, first, pole vault; and Sarah Pepple, second in long jump.

Columbia City boy point scorers were: Jon O’Dell, fourth in 100 dash; Noah Judd, third in 200 dash; Reece Spencer, third in 800 run; Landon Wakeman, second in 1,600 run and third in 3,200 run; Jacob Wigent, second in 110 hurdles and third in 300 hurdles; Jacob Bolt, fourth in 110 hurdles and fourth in pole vault; Josh Miner, fourth in 300 hurdles; Christian Watkins, fourth in long jump; and Liam Hesting, second in shot put and third in discus.

Point scorers for Whitko were: Breanna Keirn, third in 100 and 200 dashes; Kristina Slater, fourth in 200 dash and third in long jump; Ali Weeks, fourth in 400 dash; Jordan Courter, fourth in 800 run; Lizz Foutz, fourth in 3,200 run; Carissa Beck, second in shot put; Alex Wilson, second in 100 dash and second in long jump; Brett Sickafoose, second in 400 dash; Logan Busz, fourth in 3,200 run; Shad Ebbinghouse, second in 300 hurdles; Ronald Patrick, third in pole vault; and Aiden Bechtold, fourth in pole vault.

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