Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Austin, Crowder win events at Midwest Prep

Two New Palestine athletes posted victories as the Dragons had a strong showing at the Midwest Prep Invitational at Lawrence Central.

One of the top events in the region, the Midwest Prep brings together several high-level teams and athletes.

Victoria Crowder won the 400 meters with a 1:01.68. Drew Austin also brought home a title with a time of 4:41.15 in the 1600.

The Dragons’ 4×800 relay of Crowder, Haley Rickey, Hannah Taggart and Kaylin Casner finished third, posting the third-fastest time in NPHS history at 9:52.82.

Two Dragons finished in the top 10 in the 3200. Kyler Harrison was second with a time of 9:57.07. Josh Collins was ninth with a time of 10:19.66.

The Midwest Prep was the second major event NPHS track athletes competed in this weekend. The Dragons’ boys 4×800 relay of Austin, Harrison, Collins and Devon Whitaker ran 8:36 in Friday’s Flashes Showcase, an event that brings together several of the top distance runners in the state. They finished fifth in their heat and 11th overall. Kaylin Casner ran 5:27 in the 1600. She was 12th in her heat and 33rd overall.

Drew Austin won the title in the 1600 at the Midwest Prep Invitational.
Kaylin Casner, Hannah Taggart, Victoria Crowder and Haley Rickey finished third in the 4×800 relay at the Midwest Prep. Crowder also won the 400 meters.