Girls Junior Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Girls track wins HHC title


The New Palestine Dragons won seven events to claim the Hoosier Heritage Conference girls track and field title Tuesday.

The Dragons tallied 151 points to claim the title, with Yorktown tallying 115 to place second, its highest-ever finish. Greenfield-Central (86) was third. Shelbyville (67), Pendleton Heights (64), Mt. Vernon (54), Delta (48) and New Castle (39) rounded out the scoring.

It’s the second title won by the Dragons this season. Last week, they won the Hancock County championship.

New Palestine was led by two freshmen who posted double-victories. Jordan Reid set a conference record in the 200 with a time of 25.6 seconds. She also won the 100 in 12.56 seconds. The Dragons’ Kaylin Casner won the 800 (2:26.3) and 1600 (5:24.77). Reid was part of NP’s winning 4×100 relay, with Grace Shanahan, Kylie Dhonau and Olivia McKilligin. Casner was part of the Dragons’ winning 4×400 relay, joining Sophia Taylor, McKilligin and Victoria Crowder. NP beat Yorktown by .35 seconds in a close finish in the 4×400.

Lillie Cain was NP’s seventh champion, winning the shot put (38-1).

Second-place finishes went to Crowder in the 400 and Cain in discus. The 4×800 relay of Grace Labanauskas, Natalie Shanahan, Crowder and Casner also finished second. Placing third were Lydia Jones in the high jump and Jaylin Calvert in the long jump. Fourth-place finishes went to TeTe Hart in the 100, Taylor in the 400, Grace Shanahan in the 100 hurdles and Emily Jonas in the shot put.

Full results are at the HHC site.

Kaylin Casner, Victoria Crowder, Sophia Taylor and Olivia McKilligin won the 4x400 HHC title.
Kaylin Casner, Victoria Crowder, Sophia Taylor and Olivia McKilligin won the 4×400 HHC title.
The Dragons 4x100 relay of Kylie Dhonau, Olivia McKilligin, Grace Shanahan and Jordan Reid won the HHC title.
The Dragons 4×100 relay of Kylie Dhonau, Olivia McKilligin, Grace Shanahan and Jordan Reid won the HHC title.
The Dragons celebrate their HHC title.
The Dragons celebrate their HHC title.
Individual champs Lillie Cain, Jordan Reid and Kaylin Casner celebrate their titles.
Lillie Cain, Jordan Reid and Kaylin Casner were among seven HHC individual titles won by the Dragons.