The New Palestine boys track team advanced three individuals and two relay teams to the State Finals from Thursday’s Warren Central regional.
The Dragons’ 4×800 relay of Devon Whitaker, Owen Kleine, Josh Collins and Drew Austin won the regional title with a time of 8:04.44, beating Columbus North by 3.99 seconds.
The Dragons then finished the meet with a strong 4×400 relay. Laine Schonauer, Carson Sams, Drew Austin and Ryker Large ran 3:25.84, finishing second to East Central by 0.9 seconds.
Schonauer finished second in the 400 in 49.83. Whitaker was also the runner-up in the 800, posting a time of 1:58.66. In the 1600, Austin finished third in 4:28.03.
The top three in each event advance. They will all compete in the State Finals May 31 at Indiana University, with the 4×800 relay beginning at 4:15 p.m.
The Dragons finished fifth as a team with 45 points. Warren Central won the regional title with 81.5. Thirty-one teams tallied points.
Also scoring for the Dragons were Collins, who was seventh in the 1600. Spencer Worth was sixth in the pole vault.