The Cloverdale Middle School girls' track team defeated North Putnam Monday 87-21.
In the 2,400-meter race, Bailee Stevens was first, followed by Sadi McKinney in second and Ashlee Cross in third. Payton Dorsett was first in the 100-meter hurdles, while second place went to Lindsay Davis and third to Naomi Williams. In the 100-meter dash, Anna Spencer was first, with Kimmy Winders placing second and Gloria Butler third.
Riley Canfield won the 1,600-meter run and Nikki Hunsicker finished second. In the 400-meter run, first place went to Sylvia Tiedamenn, second place to Raeanna. Laura Worthington was first in the 800-meter run, while Harley Manion placed second and Chrystin Willis third. In the 200-meter dash, Spencer took the top spot, while Winders placed second.
In relay action, Butler, Winders, Davis and Spencer teamed up to win the 400-meter relay, while the team of Payton Dorsett, Raeanna McFadden, Sylvia Tiedamenn, and Stevens won the 1,600-meter relay.
Lady Clovers also brought in points in the field events.
In the shot put Sydney Gutteriez was second and Natalie Stuckey was third, while Worthington won the discus. In the high jump Alexis Branneman was first, while Christyn Willis captured third. Harley Fuetter was second in the long jump for the Clovers.
The Lady Clovers will race Greencastle and Cascade on Thursday at Greencastle.
Greencastle downs South Putnam
The Greencastle and South Putnam middle school girls' track teams battled Monday, with GMS earning the win 66-43 over the Eagles.
Greencastle's Libby Brush was the talk of the meet. Brush broke the stadium record in the 2,400-meter run with a blistering time of 10:08. She also won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:52. Teammate Sydney Stuckwish won the shot put with a toss of 26-3 and the discus with a distance of 78-7. Callan Taylor won the high jump with a height of 4-2 and the 200-meters in a time of 30.5. Hannah Brattain captured the 1,600-meter run in a time of 6:27.
South Putnam's Ariel Higgins won three events for the Eagles. She won the 100-meter hurdles in 18.1, the 100-meter dash in 14.5 and the long jump with a leap of 12-8.5. Angel Nield won the 400-meter dash in 1:10.9.
South Putnam also won the 400-meter relay with a time of 57.9 and the 1,600-meter run in 5:03.9.
Tiger Cubs fight off Eagles
On Monday, the GMS boys' track team ran against South Putnam and we were able to hold on to an early lead to win the meet 60-48.
The Tiger Cubs got strong performances from their distance runners, Elijah Brattain and Taylor Secrest, going first and second in the 2,400-meters and 1,600-meters. Greencastle swept the long jump event with Nathan Grzesiek taking first. Sedrick Weinschenk and Grzesiek went 1-2 in the 110-meter hurdles.
GMS head coach Art Dwigans said he also had a good showing in his mid-distance runner with a lot of second and third place finishes, but was challenged by South Putnam's strong runners. "I'm proud of the boys for their improvements, they are still adjusting to me as a coach, as I am still learning in my first year as coach," Dwigans said. "We are a really young team, and with that I hope to see big improvements from one meet to the next, but who can complain with a 2-0 start to your season."
South Putnam eight first place finishes on the night. Lucas Lorian won the high jump and the 400- and 100-meters, while Joey Master won the discus and shot put. Noah Taylor won the 800-meters, Zane Yon won the 200-meters and the team of Yon, Lorian, Taylor and Lane Franklin won the 400-meter relay.