Titan track defeats Patriots and Spartans

Both the Titans and Lady Titans walked away with wins


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Junior Lucian Wicker leads the pack in hurdles at the home meet on April 28.

With many individual first place finishes in solo events, the Titan track team won its meet on Tuesday, Apr. 25, hosted by Heritage Hills. The ladies beat the Patriots 86-46, and the men won with 74.5 points. South Knox was second with 64 points and Heritage Hills finished third with 28.5. 

“We have been very successful this year before heading into the postseason,” throwing coach Ron Kahle said. “We have a lot of strong runners and throwers who I think have a lot of potential and will surprise people when it comes down to PAC and Sectional.”

During the girls’ portion of the meet, junior Ella Jones placed first in the 100m, freshman Kynlee Reeves placed first in the 200m, senior Haily Richter placed first in the 400m, freshman Reese Mckannan placed first in the 800m, junior Courtney Heldt placed first in the two mile, junior Gabby Baehl won the 100m hurdles and senior Miah Roesch won the 300m hurdles. The girls won the 4x100m with a team of Smith, senior Rachel Pohl, Reeves and Jones. Another win was the 4x400m team of Mckannan, Richter, Roesch and Heldt. Pohl won the high jump, and junior Cassie Reeves won the long jump. Junior Chloey Graham won shot put, and senior Ava Weisheit won discus.

“We did very well against Heritage Hills and had a lot of personal records in this meet,” Roecsh said.

On the guys’ side of the meet, junior Mason Scheller placed first in the 100m, along with  junior Cooper Maurer who won the 400m and senior Lucian Wicker taking first in the 300m hurdles. The guys went three for three on relays, winning the 4×100 by team of junior Sean DeLong, Wicker, junior Danny Thomas and Scheller; the 4x400m with Maurer, junior Lucas Kissel, sophomore Conner Wirey and Wicker and the 4×800 with junior Hayden Pennington, Kissel, Maurer and junior Alex Spindler. 

In field events, senior Ethan Spindler won the high jump, senior Macade Chandler won the pole vault and senior Brodey Toy won discus.

“We are doing very well throughout the season, only losing once,” Spindler said. “As a team, we have a lot of competition coming up as our season is coming to an end and hoping we can do as well as last year.”

The track and field teams hope to continue their successes with their next meet on Friday Apr. 28.