Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Track shines at showcases

The New Palestine track teams both shone Friday at two different showcase events.

At the Flashes Showcase distance event at Franklin Central, which features several of the state’s top distance runners, the Dragon boys 4×800 relay team of Josh Collins, Owen Kleine, Carson Sams and Devon Whitaker ran 8:26, winning its heat and finishing third overall.

The Dragons sent their sprinters to the sprint showcase at Lafayette Jeff. Jordan Reid finished fourth in the 400 with a time of 58.63. Sophia Taylor was 10th with a time of 1:01.27. For the Dragon boys, Laine Schonauer was fifth in the 400 with a time of 51.32.

The Dragons’ 4×800 relay won its heat at the Flashes Showcase.