The New Palestine boys track team won its first HHC title in eight years, holding off Pendleton Heights in a close race.
Brady Walden won four events – including helping two conference records – and the Dragons had six event wins.
The Dragons scored 132.5 points to win. Pendleton Heights (118) was second and Mt. Vernon (109) third in a close race.
Walden won the 100 (11.02), 200 (22.46) and long jump (21-7), setting a meet record in the 200. The Dragons’ 4×100 of Adam Brickens, Colby Jenkins, DuRon Ford and Walden set the meet record with a time of 43.65.
Sam Voelz (49.49) and Spencer Corey (50.64) had a 1-2 finish in the 400. The Dragons also won the 4×800, with Chase Crowder, Corey, Caleb Eagleson and Voelz running 8:20.23.
In addition to the two relay wins, the 4×400 team of Brickens, Jenkins, Corey and Voelz finished second in 3:28.63, although it was one of four teams that broke the old HHC record. Pendleton Heights won the event in 3:27.12.
Other second-place finishes went to Voelz in the 800 and Eagleson in the 3200. Eagleson was also third in the 1600. Finishing fourth were Ford in the 100, Crowder in the 800 and 1600 and Austin Keele in the shot put.
The Dragons next compete in the sectional May 18.