Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Girls track defends county title


The New Palestine girls track and field team won its second straight Hancock County championship Wednesday.

The Dragons tallied 99 points to best the field. Mt. Vernon was second with 72, Greenfield-Central third with 54 and Eastern Hancock fourth with 19.

The Dragons won seven individual events to claim the title. Kaylin Casner was a double-winner in the 800 and 1600. Kendall Mann won the 3200. Aden Lumbley was the county champion in the shot put, while Hailee Holberton won the pole vault.

The 4×800 relay of Haley Rickey, Hannah Taggart, Victoria Crowder and Casner set a county record with a time of 9:58.7. The 4×400 relay of Sophia Taylor, Taggart, Olivia McKilligin and Crowder also won the county title to finish off the meet.

The Dragon boys were runners-up to Greenfield-Central, tallying 68.5 points. G-C scored 83.5. The Dragons narrowly beat out MV for second place, as the Marauders tallied 66 points. EH had 26.

NP won six individual titles, with Drew Austin claiming both the 800 and 1600. Laine Schonauer won the 200, Kyler Harrison the 3200, Jared Reed the 110 hurdles and Gavin Hausz the high jump.

The 2018 Hancock County champion NPHS girls track and field team.