Track & Field (Co-Ed Varsity) New Palestine High School

Girls track close second, boys third at county

By Andrew Smith | May 2, 2024 8:35 AM

The New Palestine girls track and field team finished a close second to Greenfield-Central, while the Dragons boys placed third at Wednesday's Hancock County meet at Mt. Vernon. The Dragons girls finished with 71.5 points, finishing just behind G-C (74) and a point ahead of Mt. Vernon (70.5). Eastern Hancock was fourth with 28 points. The NP boys tallied 38 points. MV won with 105.5, followed by G-C (79.5). EH was fourth with 21. Rylee Hurst and Abby Journay had a 1-2 finish in the 400, with Hurst running 1:00.27 and Journay 1:00.98. Courtney Study was also the county champion in the 800 (2:29.49). Hurst was a double-winner, as she also won the long jump (16-0). Rebecca Johnson won the pole vault (10-0). Journay was the county champion in the high jump (5-3). Finishing second were Study in the 1600, Journay in the 200, Cadyn Brown in discus. Kayla Chapman was third in shot put. Placing fourth were Hurst in the 200, Amelia Stone in the 3200, Lynzie Stiller in long jump and Savannah Baird in pole vault. Jake Cooper was the county champion in the 1600 (4:25.58). Finishing second were David Pack in the 400, Cooper in the 800 and Brock Brownfield in the shot put. Abe Walling was fourth in shot put. Colton Spears was fourth in high jump. The 4x400 team of Charlie Rigsbee, Cooper, Dylan Dragoo and Pack also finished second. The Dragons now turn to the Hoosier Heritage Conference meets next week at Mt. Vernon, with the girls running Tuesday and the boys Thursday. Full results: