Photos by Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Northrop seniors Breanna Phillips races to a winning finish in the 100-meter high hurdles Tuesday at the girls track and field sectional at North Side High School.
Carroll sophomore Abigail Green heads toward the finish line in winning the 1,600-meter run in 5:25.02 at the girls track and field sectional at North Side High School.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:00 am
Girls Track Sectional
Another title for Bruins
Northrop strong in all events, wins by wide margin for 9th straight title
AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette
From one end of Chambers Field to the other, the Northrop girls track and field team earned points from everywhere en route to its ninth straight sectional title.
“Overall, I think we did really well,” Northrop senior Breanna Phillips said. “Our shot putter and long jumper, Alicia (Tiney-Williams) and (Kyara Muhammad), definitely were doing their parts on the opposite ends of the track and then in our open events, we score points in almost every open event.”
The Bruins won 162-1241/2 over runner-up Carroll. Bishop Dwenger was third with 90, Snider fourth (64) and Concordia fifth (52).
“We finally put it together at a high level for a total team performance and contribution all the way around,” coach Terry Milton said. “It's important from a standpoint of major, major confidence boost going into regional. You need to be confident and competing at a high level. We had a really, really good week of practice in our technical events, and it showed.”
Alicia Tiney-Williams broke the sectional record in the shot put with a throw of 43 feet, 101/4 inches, beating the previous record by just over 5 inches set by Snider's Donna Gill in 1988.
“If I know I can do it this year, I know I can be better next year,” said Tiney-Williams, a junior. “I'm just going to have to destroy it next year, so I know it's going to be there for a while, too. I want my record to be there for 30 years, too. That's amazing for me.”
Phillips and Muhammad combined for 70 points, both running legs on the winning 1,600-meter relay (4 minutes, 2.98 seconds).
Phillips won the 100 hurdles (14.66), 400 (57.70) and high jump (5-0), and Muhammad won the 300 hurdles (44.94), long jump (18-11/2) and ran a leg on the 400 relay (50.02).
“I can't express how proud I am of Kyara and Bre,” Milton said. “Both of them won all of the events they were in today, and it's just amazing for them to come together and show the younger ones the way to go.”
Carroll won the 3,200 relay (9:46.82), while sophomores Abigail Green won the 1,600 (5:25.02) and Meagan Hathaway won the 800 (2:20.37).
“It wasn't the individual time I wanted (in the 1,600),” Green said, “but at this stage of the game, it's just about moving on healthy, so we'll see what we can do later on.
“We always say the more experience the better, and you keep building and building, so at this point, we just want more experience.”
Snider's Payton Gorman won the 100 (12.79) and 200 (26.62), Bishop Dwenger's Erin Strzelecki won the 3,200 (11:29.65), Churubusco's Rachel Jacquay won pole vault (10-9), and North Side's Alli Sorg won discus (116-5).
The regional is at Indiana Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
NEW HAVEN SECTIONAL: Homestead won the team title 200-104 over runner-up Wayne. The Spartans won the 3,200 relay (9:47.61), the 1,600 relay (4:06.84), Madison Distelrath won the 1,600 (5:23.12), Haley Swing the 400 (1:01.04), Evonne Bultemeyer the 300 hurdles (46.13), Julia Dvorak the 800 (2:17.81), Kelsey Batt the 3,200 (11:56.72), Emma Mantica won the discus (114-9) and Brittnee James won the shot put (34-7)
ANGOLA SECTIONAL: The hosts took the team title 110-102 over East Noble. Josey Korte won the 800 (2:23.08) and 1,600 (5:13.80) and Ali Cranston won pole vault (10 feet).
ROCHESTER SECTIONAL: Whitko's Suzanne Sickafoose won the 200 (27.12) and was second in the 400 (1:01.16). The Wildcats finished eighth with 33 points.