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Tiger Cubs down Patriots, Bulldogs

Friday, April 17, 2009

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GHS senior Ben Wilson hits his stride during Thursday's meet against Owen Valley and Monrovia. [Order this photo]
The Greencastle High School track teams went up against some pretty tough competition Thursday night, but that didn't stop them from doing what they do best -- winning.

Greencastle hosted Owen Valley and Monrovia at Robert L Harbinson Stadium and came out on top. The boys' team won with 88 points while the girls' team won with 80 points and it wasn't just one or two athletes who carried Greencastle to victory -- it was a team effort.

On the boys' team, there was only one multiple event winner and that was Jordan Lewis. He won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.5 and the high jump, clearing 6-feet-4-inches. The Tiger Cubs had six other individual first-place finishes, all won by different people. Greg Lilly glided over the 110 high hurdles, winning with a time of 15.7 while Trevor Teal pulled away in the last few meters of the 100 meter dash and won, clearing a time of 11.5.

David Cath came through for Greencastle in the 300 intermedite hurdles, nudging out Ryan Payne with a time of 44.3. Payne's was just a tenth slower at 44.4. In the 200 meter run, Ashton Marshall pulled off the win with a time of 24.0. Jordan Hickam performed nicely in the long jump, jumping 19-feet-19-inches for the win.

Also, all three relay teams won.

"These guys performed well tonight," GHS Boys' Coach Mike Schimpf said. "We have a few things to tweak here and there, but we're doing pretty good right now.

"Several of the guys came through for us tonight. Trevor Teal did a great job in the 100 meter for us and Greg Lilly did a great job over the hurdles," Schimpf said. "In the field events, the discus guys didn't get the places they wanted, but they stayed consistent with their distances and that's important. And we had two guys clear 6-foot in the high jump, so that was exciting."

For the girls' team, the story was a little different.

In the past, the Lady Tiger Cubs are usually anchored by their throwers in their meets with a lot or points coming from them going 1,2,3 in the finishes, but Thursday night was different. Greencastle was anchored by its sprinters and distance runners.

"Our sprinters and distance runners really came through for us tonight," GHS Girls Coach Garry Anderson said.

His sprinters and distance runners did come through for Greencastle, but it was Dee Wood and Hannah Serlin that really made the impact. Wood won the 100 dash in 12.4 and then later won the 200 meter dash in 28.3 in come-from-behind fashion.

"To be honest, I started out slow on purpose in the 200," Wood said. "I beat her once in the 100, so I knew she was going to go all out in the beginning. So I just waited till last 100 meters to kick in for the win."

"Dee had a nice time in the 100," Anderson said. "She ran a 12.4, and that's nice time for this part of the season."

Serlin brought in two wins in the 800 meter run and the one-miler. In the 800, she ran a 2:32.8 and in the 1,600 she won with a time of 5:37.6.

"Serlin did a good job, winning those two races for us," Anderson Said.

The 3,200 meter run is where Greencastle scored some big points. They finished 1,2,4 with Kaitlyn Murtagh taking first place with a time of 13:00.1, just a few seconds off her personal best. In second place was Sara Culler, who up until the last couple laps, was right beside Murtagh. Then there was Jasmine Dwigans who came in fourth. She was pacing fifth for the majority of the race, but moved into fourth with three laps left for the score.

Erika Davis also made some noise for Greencastle in the 400 meter dash, running a 1:05.2 for first place.

As always, the relay teams came through for the Lady Tiger Cubs and Caitlin Gannaway continued to make her presence known in the shot put ring, throwing 36-feet-3.4 inches inches for the win.

"The bottom line is that we came out here and competed," Anderson said. "We talked about in the locker room that Monrovia and Owen Valley were going to be tough. On paper, Monrovia was very close to us and Owen Valley had some sprinters and fielders on their team.

"We had to dig in and do some gut running tonight," Anderson said. "We had some PRs tonight and our throwers came though like they always do, but it was the sprinters and distance runners that anchored us tonight."

Both Greencastle teams will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Avon and Martinsville starting at 5 p.m.

At Greencastle

Boys Results

Team Scores -- 1. Greencastle 88, 2. Owen Valley 51, 3. Monrovia 28

110 HH -- 1. Lilly (GC) 15.7, 2. Payne (GC) 16.9, 3. Corder (OV) 17.9, 4. Spedo (M) 18.2

100 -- 1. Teal (GC) 11.5, 2. Russell (GC) 12.2, 3. Birt (GC) 12.2, 4. Woodridge (OV) 12.3

1600 -- 1. Faulkner (OV) 4:46.3, 2. Wilson (GC) 4:48.0, 3. Harlan (GC) 5:08.3, 4. Dirlam (M) 5:12.5, 5. Gillespie (GC) 5:13.7, 6. Stevens (GC) 5:14.7, 7. Cash (GC) 5:16.9

400 -- 1. Wilson (OV) 54.1, 2. Lilly (GC) 54.6, 3. Marshall (GC) 55.2, 4. Sichting (M) 56.5

300 IH -- Cath (GC) 44.3, 2. Payne (GC) 44.4, 3. Corder (OV) 45.8, 4. Hadley (M) 45.9

800 -- Lewis (GC) 2:08.5, 2. Faulkner (OV) 2:14.7, 3. Harlan (GC) 2:19.9, 4. Standeford (M) 2:23.0

200 -- 1. Marshall (GC) 24.0, 2. Wilson (OV) 24.8, 3. Sichting (M) 24.9, 4. Bird (GC) 25.2

3,200 -- Wilson (GC) 10:51, 2. Petry (OV) 11:27, 3. Gillespie (GC) 11:36, 4. Dirlam (M) 11:47

SP -- 1. Warner (OV) 44-11, 2. Shuee (M) 43-2, 3. Faulkenberg (M) 41-6, 4. Ridner (M) 38-4

D -- 1. Warner (OV) 19-5, 2. Wood (OV) 123-8, 3. Rest (OV) 115-2, 4. Walker (GC) 112-1

HJ -- Lewis (GC) 6-4, 2. Hickam (GC) 6-0, 3. Corder (OV) 5-10, 4. Fishel (M) 5-8

LJ -- 1. Hickam (GC) 19-10, 2. Fishel (M), 3. Payne (GC) , 4. Gobert (OV)

PV -- 1. Hickey (M) 9-6, 1. Barger (GC) 9-6, 3. Speck (M) 90, 4. Woolridge (OV) 8-6

3,200 Relay -- 1. Greencastle 8:49.9, 2. Owen Valley 9:42.4, 3. Monrovia 10:27.5

400 Relay -- 1. Greencastle 45.8, 2. Monrovia 48.1, 3. Owen Valley 51.3

1,600 Relay -- 1. Greencastle, 2. Owen Valley, 3. Monrovia

Girls Results

Team Scores -- 1. Greencastle 80, 2. Monrovia 60.5, 3. Owen Valley 22

D -- 1. Frentz (M) 98-7, 2. Deer (GC) 94-10, 2. Phillips (OV) 94-10, 4. Gannaway (GC) 89-1

HJ -- 1. Standeford (M) 5-0, 2. Sweatman (OV) -8, 3. Nowrouzi (M) 4-6, 4. Letman (OV) 4-4

LJ -- 1. Dillion (M) 15.5-0, 2. Wood (GC) 15-0, 3. Phillips (OV) 14-3, 4.Sweatman (OV) 14-2

PV -- 1. Porter (M) 8-9, 2. Scott (M) 7-0, 2. Letman (OV) 7-0

SP -- 1. Gannaway (GC) 36-3.4, 2. Deer (GC) 31-0, 3. Phillips (OV) 31-5.6, 4. Frentz (M) 30-1.9

3,200 Relay -- 1. Greencastle 10:32.2, 2. Monrovia 10:55.6, 3. Owen Valley 13:58.0

100 H -- 1. Whittington (GC) 18.1, 1. Good (M) 18.1, 3. Miller (M) 18.2, 4. Sichting (M) 20.1

100 -- 1. Wood (GC) 12.4, 2. Dillion (M) 13.2, 3. Crawley (OV) 13.6, 3. Sweatman (OV) 13.6

1,600 -- 1. Serlin (GC) 5:37.6, 2. McNelis (M) 6:00.1, 3. Murtagh (GC) 6:00.9, 4. Spear (M) 6:14.8

400 Relay -- 1. Greencastle 53.1

400 -- 1. Davis (GC) 1:05.2, 2. Knieper (M) 1:06.7, 3. Ringer (M) 1:09.3, 4. Humphreys (GC) 1:10.5

300 H -- 1. Standeford (M) 52.9, 2. Whttington (OV) 55.2, 3. Good (GC) 55.3, 4. Miller (M) 55.4

800 -- 1. Serlin (GC) 2:32.8, 2. McNelis (M) 2:40.5, 3. Martinez (GC) 2:41.3, 4. Beams (GC) 2:44.8

200 -- 1. Wood (GC) 28.3, 2. Davis (GC) 28.4, 3. Dillion (M) 28.5, 4. Shields (M) 30.7

3,200 -- 1. Murtagh (GC) 13:00.1, 2. Culler (GC) 13:17.3, 3. Spear (M) 13:21.8, 4.Dwigans (GC) 13:30.4

1,600 Relay -- 1. Greencastle 4:26.20, 2. Monrovia 4:31.8