FORT WAYNE — Carroll’s boys and girls track teams picked up sectional titles last week, as the girls won at Northrop on Tuesday and the boys were victors at North Side on Wednesday.

The boys scored 129.2 points — far ahead of the rest of the pack, as Churubusco placed second with 79 points and Leo was third with 77.

The scoring was a little more narrowed in the girls’ contest, with Carroll putting up 130 points for the win, followed by Northrop in second with 119.5, Leo in third with 101.5 and Churubusco in fourth with 68 points.

At New Haven, the boys won their own event over Homestead, and Homestead took first in the girls meet.

Leo’s Karis Davis won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.25, meeting the state qualifying standard. Northrop’s Tajaina McKenzie placed second and teammate Cambrian Bomersback was fourth. Carroll’s Aliyah Sauder placed fifth and Rylee Shotts was ninth.

Leo’s Davis won the 200-meter dash as well, with a time of 25.48. McKenzie was second and Carroll’s Dylainey Floyd was third. Churubusco’s Mariah Hosted placed fifth in the event.

Carroll’s Marybeth Hall and Anna Vie took second and third in the 400-meter dash. Leo’s Taylor Swygard was fourth.

In the 800-meter run, Carroll’s Taylor Hansen took fourth and Churubusco’s Cara Debolt was fifth. Leo’s Eden Norris came in sixth.

Carroll took the top two spots in the 1,600-meter run. Shelby Christman and Taylor Hansen were first and second, respectively. Northrop’s Victoria Clibon placed fifth and Leo’s Isabelle Sheffield was sixth. Churubusco’s Allie Basinger took 13th and Jorja DeBolt was 18th.

Christman also won the 3,200 meter run, followed by teammate Ashlyn Minton in second. Leo’s Sheffield was third, and teammate Renee Beaubien finished sixth.

Northrop’s Morgan Patterson won the 100-meter hurdles, followed by Leo’s Leah Handshoe and fellow Bruin Kobi Scott in third. Carroll’s Alex Shaw was fifth, Leo’s Gloria Coolman was sixth and Churubusco’s Isabella Zuk placed seventh. Carroll’s Hannah Shotts and Churubusco’s Hannah Boersema were eighth and ninth, respectively.

Patterson was also sectional champion in the 300-meter hurdles, followed by Handshoe and Churubusco’s Audrey Zeigler in third. Carroll’s Shaw took second and Northrop’s Scott was fifth.

Northrop’s 400-meter relay team of Scott, Bomersback, Patterson and McKenzie placed first. Leo took second and Churubusco’s team of Zeigler, Brelle Shearer, Mariah Hosted and Isabella Zuk was third.

Carroll’s team of Shaw, Aliyah Sauder, Dylainey Floyd and Adnielle Adjei came in fourth.

Leo took the title in the 1,600-meter relay. Carroll’s Shaw, Marybeth Hall, Anna Vie and Christman placed second. Churubusco’s team of Zeigler, Zuk, Debolt and Shearer finished in sixth.

Concordia picked up the win in the 3,200-meter relay. Leo placed second, and Carroll took fourth. Churubusco’s team was disqualified.

Carroll picked up a lot of points in the field events, as Addison Smith won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 2 inches, and Isabella Hoogland won the pole vault, clearing 9 feet, 6 inches.

Churubusco’s Boersma placed second in high jump, and teammate Shearer took second in long jump.

Northrop swept the long jump, with Patterson and McKenzie taking the top two spots. Carroll’s Vie was third and fellow Charger Aliyah Sauder was fifth. Churubusco’s Zuk placed sixth.

Churubusco’s Kilah Smith swept the throwing events. She won the shot put with a toss of 39 feet, 10 inches, and the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 7 inches, to qualify for state.

Northrop’s Aniyah Moore was second in both events. Leo’s Katelyn Fry finished third in discus, followed by Churubusco’s Breeyn Fulkerson in fourth.

In the boys meet, Churubusco picked up many of its points from field events — winning three and placing high in another.

Riley Buroff won the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches. Carroll’s Chandler Jones placed third in the event and Leo’s Noah Hoffman was fifth. Churubusco’s Nick Nondorf was seventh.

Carroll’s Dylan Copeland took the title in pole vault, but Churubusco took second and third in the event with Isaac Rinker and Caiden Shively.

Northrop’s Darrius Sanders won the long jump. Churubusco’s Ethan Hille was fifth and Carroll’s Luke Carmody was sixth.

Churubusco’s Hunter Bianski completed the total throwing sweep for the Eagles — also winning his two events. Bianski tossed the shot put 53 feet, 3 inches and the discus 150 feet, 1 inch for the titles.

Carroll’s Aaron Jacquay and Patrick Wargo took second and third, respectively, in discus. Jacquay was also third in shot put.

Snider won the 400-meter relay, followed by Carroll in second. Churubusco placed eighth and Leo ninth in the event.

Northrop won the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:32.4. Carroll took second, Leo fifth and Churubusco was sixth.

Leo won the 3,200-meter relay. Northrop placed third and Carroll was fourth.

Leo’s Luigi Rivas dominated the hurdles events, winning both the 110- and 300-meter events. Churubusco’s Nick Nondorf was second in the 110 hurdles. Carroll’s Shadrach Oduma and Bradley Bodecker were fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the 300-meter hurdles, Carroll’s Zander Sauder took second and Kyler Horowitz was third. Churubusco’s Kameron Rinker finished eighth.

Leo’s David Slick placed fourth in the 100-meter dash. Carroll’s Mason Smith was sixth and teammate Braden Steely was ninth.

Slick won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.10. Northrop’s Jemel Kerlegrand was third and Carroll’s Brandon Klug was fourth. Charger Luke Schlatter finished sixth.

Northrop’s Darrius Sanders won the 400-meter dash. Churubusco’s Riley Buroff placed second, followed by Carroll’s Schlatter and Klug in third and fourth, respectively.

Northrop’s Connor Jackson was second in the 800-meter hurdles, followed by Leo’s Jackson Ringwood and Churubusco’s Eli Lantz in third. Carroll’s Preston Sloffer was seventh in the event.

Sloffer won the 1,600-meter dash and Leo’s Luke Shappell placed fifth. Churubusco’s Wyatt Neireiter came in sixth.

Carroll’s Robert Lohman took fourth in the two-mile run, and teammate Blake Nietert was sixth. Leo’s Jaydon Steidinger came in seventh and Northrop’s Conyer Wilson was eighth. Churubusco’s Neireiter took 10th.

At New Haven, the boys edged Homestead by 4.5 points with 113.5 total. Bellmont placed third.

Homestead’s girls posted a strong 140 points for the win, followed by Huntington North with 126.5. South Adams was third and New Haven was fourth with 70 points.

In the boys meet, New Haven’s Issac Jackson won the 100-meter dash and placed second in the 200 dash.

Teammate Clifford King was fourth and Homestead’s Zachary Bauermeister was fifth in the 100.

Bulldog Nick Myles placed third in the 200 and Homestead’s Bauermeister was seventh.

Myles won the 400-dash, followed by Homestead’s Aidan Sheppard in third and teammate John Sheets in fifth.

New Haven’s Coby Grunden took third in the 800-meter run and Spartan Jude Minich came in fifth.

Homestead’s Jacob Martin took third in the 110-meter hurdles.

Spartans Martin and Brent Tisdale took fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles.

New Haven’s 400-meter relay team took the title and Homestead placed sixth.

In the 1,600-meter relay, New Haven placed third and Homestead was fourth.

Homestead’s 3,200-meter relay team took the win and New Haven’s squad took second.

Homestead’s Ethan Widenhoefer and Skyler McMillen took second and third, respectively, in high jump.

New Haven’s Stephan Sharpe was runner-up in pole vault. Spartans Eli Griffin and Hudson Graf took third and fourth, respectively, in the event.

New Haven’s Kamari Clopton was the champion in long jump. Homestead’s Gabriel Moussou was runner-up, and teammate Kamden Johnson took seventh.

Bulldog Stephan Poiry came in fifth and Homestead’s Carter Hull was eighth in shot put.

New Haven’s Poiry and Sam Scott were seventh and eighth in discus.

Bellmont’s Mason Murphy swept both throwing events.

In the girls meet, New Haven’s Tamara Wade won the 100-meter dash. Homestead’s Josephine Gery was seventh.

Spartan Grace Stedge was third in the 200-meter dash and New Haven’s Wade was fourth.

Homestead took the top two spots in the 400-meter dash — Grace Stege in first and Elena Knecht in second. New Haven’s Janiya Johnson came in fifth.

Homestead’s Lauren Saddington placed fifth and Amelia Faber was seventh in the 800-meter run.

Spartan Addison Knoblauch was second in the one-mile run and teammate Faber took fourth. Knoblauch won the two-mile run and teammate Claire Weidler came in third.

In the hurdles, Spartan Ryann Parrish took second and New Haven’s Trishelle Ganaway came in third in the 100 hurdles. In the 300 hurdles, Parrish came in third and New Haven’s Jnqe Jackson was fifth.

New Haven took second in the 400-meter hurdles and Homestead was fifth.

Homestead placed second in the 1,600-meter relay, and third in the 3,200-meter relay.

The Spartans swept the high jump, with Hailey Almodovar taking the title and Isabella Peckinpaugh as runner-up.

The girls also took the top two spots in pole vault, with Josephine Gery with the win and Allison Sierks in second.

New Haven’s Trishelle Gangway placed third and Homestead’s Jaiden Miller was fourth. Gery placed sixth.

New Haven’s Gabrielle Bussard swept the throwing events, winning shot put with a throw of 36 feet, 6 inches, and discus with a toss of 126 feet, 3 inches.

The boys will compete at Marion on Thursday, May 27 at 6 p.m.

The girls’ contest is May 25 at Marion at 6 p.m.

See results in next week’s newspaper.

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