Girls Varsity Track · Girls track wins third straight HHC title


The New Palestine girls track team won its third consecutive Hoosier Heritage Conference title Tuesday. tallying 140 points to beat Greenfield-Central by 33.5 points.

Shelbyville (89) was third and New Castle (78.5) fourth.

The Dragons had nine conference champions in the 16 events.

Jordan Reid opened the day by setting a conference record with a 12.14 time in the 100 meters. She bested a mark that had been held for 16 years. Reid then beat her own conference record in the 200, running 25.17.

Sophia Taylor won the 400 in 1:00.28. Kaylin Casner took the 1600 in 5:19.23. Kendall Mann won the 3200 in 11:49.20. Aden Lumbley gave the Dragons another title in the field events, winning the shot put in 37-4.

The Dragons’ team of Maya Hobbs, Addie Halter, Taylor Kelley and Reid won the 4×100 relay in 51.89 seconds, winning by .04 seconds over Shelbyville. Taylor, Williams, Shaw and Reid won the 4×400 relay in 4:07.50 – just three-hundredths shy of the HHC record. The 4×800 relay of Shaw, Grace Voelz, Taylor and Casner won by more than a half-minute, with a time of 10:04.60.

In the 800, Brenna Shaw finished second and Casner third. Maigan Williams was second in the 300 hurdles.

The Dragons next compete Tuesday in the sectional at Shelbyville.

The Dragons celebrate their third straight HHC title.