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Greencastle holds off strong Cloverdale squad

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Greencastle junior Hayden Stuckwisch launches himself into the air during the long jump Friday. Stuckwisch won the long jump with a distance of 20-feet even. [Order this photo]
Friday's West Central Conference match turned out to be eerily similar to Tuesday's Putnam County Meet. Greencastle and Cloverdale found themselves trying to outduel each other, with the victor walking away with the conference title.

Both squad posted four wins on the night, but Greencastle was able to place a few athletes higher and come away with a 124-97.33 win over the Clovers. South Putnam was close behind second with 88.33 points, with North Putnam finishing sixth with 48.33

As their female counterparts did eariler in the meet, the Greencastle 3,200-meter relay opened the meet by erasing a record set in 2006. The team of Taylor Secrest, Ryan Stevens, Nathan Eubank and Tyler Hudson set the new mark after posting a time of 8:21.02.

The GHS team of Hayden Stuckwisch, Chad Keyt, Mac Shuee and Nate Haynes won the 400-meter relay with a time of 44.91. Stuckwisch had a win in the long jump after posting a jump of 20-feet even. He also won the high jump with a height of 6-5.

While the Tiger Cubs had a big day in relay events, Cloverdale made its mark in individual competition. The Clovers had three individual wins and one relay win Friday.

Wade Warren won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.57, while Jourdan Smith won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.72. Joe Rumley set a blistering pace early in the 800-meter run and went on to win with a time of 1:57.20.

The 1,600-meter relay team of Bret Brumfield, Devon Nees, Smith and Rumley picked up a win, taking the event with a time of 3:32.83.

North Putnam's Tyler Shorter won two events at the WCC meet, winning both the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Shorter won the 100 in a time of 11.47 and the 200 in a time of 23.11. The Cougars also received a win from Hunter Logan in the night after hurling the discus 138-3.

South Putnam also got into the win column as Ryan Chestnut won the shot put with a distance of 51-11.75.

Full agate will be in Monday's edition of the Banner Graphic.