Boys Varsity Track · Dragons use depth to take HHC boys track title


The New Palestine Dragons won three events and had 12 top-three finishes to win their second Hoosier Heritage Conference boys track title in three years.

The Dragons tallied 135.5 points to win the title. Runner-up Pendleton Heights tallied 104 and third-place Mt. Vernon 103.5.

Josh Collins led a 1-2 finish in the 3200 with Kyler Harrison that helped seal the title. Collins’ winning time was 10:12.94.

Laine Schonauer won the 400 meters (50.34). The Dragons’ quartet of Owen Kleine, Carson Sams, Devon Whitaker and Drew Austin also won the 4×800 relay in 8:20.34.

The Dragons also racked up several more top-four finishes, with four second-place and five third-place finishes.

Also placing second were Whitaker in the 800 and Richard Clevenger in the discus. The Dragons’ 4×400 relay of Sams, Kleine, Drew Austin and Schonauer was the runner-up.

Third were Blake Austin in the 100, Drew Austin in the 800 and 1600, Spencer Worth in the pole vault and the 4×100 relay of Ryker Large, Blake Austin, Nick Payton and Charlie Spegal.

Finishing fourth were Collins in the 1600, Nick Bastian in the long jump, Tucker Keevers in the shot put

The Dragons celebrate the HHC boys track title.