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Lady Rebels battle to win on Senior Night
Moore scores 4 wins for Rebels; Kleopfer re-breaks her own school shot record
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 11:00 AM
TOP PERFORMER: Southwestern’s Nadia Moore spashes down in the sand pit after one of her attempts Tuesday in the long jump. Moore, a junior, won the long jump with a 14-2 effort — one of four wins she scored as the Rebels won at home on Senior Night. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
BIG THROWS: Southwestern senior Bethani Kleopfer accounted for a win and a school record in the throwing events at Tuesday’s senior night track meet in Hanover. Kleopfer, already the school record holder in the shot, bettered her mark in that event (pictured) with a throw of 39-4.5 that was good enough for second place behind Louisville signee Megan Brooks of Charlestown. Kleopfer won the discus at 93-9.75. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell)
Southwestern's girls track and field team finished first and the boys placed second in a four-way meet with Charlestown, Christian Academy and Rock Creek on Tuesday in Hanover.
Competing on Senior Night, Southwestern's girls team scored 68 points to edge runner-up Charlestown by 11 points. Christian was a distant third with 39 points and Rock Creek scored 24.
Nadia Moore, a junior, collected four of the Rebels' five first place finishes. She won the high jump and long jump with jumps of 4 feet, 10 inches and 14 feet, two inches, respectively, the 400-meter dash in 1:06 and the 200-meter dash in 27.5 seconds.
Bethani Kleopfer, a senior, picked up the other first place finish, winning the discus with a throw of 93 feet, 9.75 inches. Kleopfer also finished second in the shot put and once again broke her own school record in the event with a record-setting throw of 39 feet, 4.5 inches.
Second and third place finishers for the Rebels were: Savannah Rueda, second, long jump, 13-9, second, 400 dash, 1:11, second, 1600 run, 6:20 and second, 800 run, 2:46; Jordyn McNally, second, 100 dash, 13.87 and second, 200 dash, 29.31 seconds; Rebekah Anderson, second, 3200 run, 14:04; Jayla Watson, third, 1600 run, 6:42; and Kleopfer, Beth Reno, Sabrina Reno and Liz Bramer, third, 400 relay, 1:12.
Southwestern scored 42 points en route a runner-up finish in the boys meet. Charlestown won with 92 points. Christian was third with 41 and Rock Creek scored 39.5.
The Rebels had three first place finishes, all in running events. Austin Spray won the 1600-meter run in 5:19 and the 800-meter run in 2:16. Ryan Furnish won the 3200-meter run in 12:30.
Third place finishers in the boys meet were: Tristan Embs, long jump, 16-7 and 200 dash, 25.22; Austin Mikesell, discus, 109-9.5; Spray, Michael Hedges, Walden and Austin Wilson, 3200 relay, 11:02; Webster, Embs, Hedges and Markel Goikolea, 400 relay, 49.03; and Goikolea, Spray, Wilson and Hedges, 1600 relay, 4:17.
Southwestern competes in the Rising Sun Invitational on Thursday.
Switzerland boys, girls easily sweep quad-meet
Switzerland County's boys and girls track and field teams swept Ohio River Valley Conference foes South Ripley, Jac-Cen-Del and Shawe in a four-way meet on Tuesday in Vevay.
The Pacers topped South Ripley by 14 points in the boys meet, scoring 85 to the Raiders' 71. Jac-Cen-Del was third with 46 points and Shawe placed fourth with 17.
Ben Curran led Switzerland County with three individual first place finishes. Curran won the high jump at 6-feet-even and the 110 high hurdles and 300 hurdles in 17.24 seconds and 46.81 seconds, respectively.
Brody Splain won the 100- and 200-meter dashes in times of 12.18 seconds and 25.27 seconds, respectively. Braden Burk won the 1600-meter run in 4:48 and Talen Taylor won the 3200-meter run in 10:58.
The Pacers also won a pair of relay events. Burk, Talon Taylor, Cameron Papucci and Jordan Lay won the 3200-meter relay in 9:46 and Justin Powell, Dakota Taylor, Burk and Splain won the 1600 relay in 4:01.
Second and third place finishers for the Pacers were: Curran, second, long jump, 18-0; Bradley Cox, second, shot put, 36-8.75; Talon Taylor, second, 1600 run, 4:59; Powell, Christian Stogsdill, Cory Proffit and Splain, second, 400 relay, 49.15; Dakota Taylor, third, 110 high hurdles, 18.95 and third, 300 hurdles, 48.63.
"There are some very talented kids on this team and can make a good run to a possible state berth," Pacers boys head coach Tyson Skinner said. "But as a team we have a ways to go to be able to compete with the big dogs."
In the girls meet, Switzerland County scored 100 points to cruise to the win 40 points ahead of runner-up Jac-Cen-Del. South Ripley was third with 47 points and Shawe was fourth with 19.
Freshman Whitley Schirmer picked up two individual wins for the Pacers - the 1600-meter run in 5:58.9 and the 3200-meter run in 13:08.21.
McKayli Scudder won the high jump with5-foot-even jump and Megan Dasis placed first in the 200-meter dash in 28.27.
The Pacers also won the 3200- and 400-meter relays in times of 11:39.73 and 55.13 seconds, respectively. Names of relay participants were not available.
Second and third place finishers in the girls meet were: Eve Galbreath, second, shot put, 31-3.25 and third, 100 hurdles, 17.89; Dasis, second, long jump, 15-0.5; Susie Reyes, second, discus, 84-3.5 and third, shot put, 29-9; Bre Ricketts, second, 100 hurdles, 17.26; Mariah Northcutt, second, 300 hurdles, 55.26; MacKenzie Covington, second, 800 run, 2:57.83 and second, 400 dash, 1:09.53; Scudder, third, long jump, 13-7; Robin Furnish, third, 400 dash, 1:12; Cameron Ray, third, 800 run, 2:59.25; and Audrey Kinne, third, 200 dash, 30.57.
Sarelia Rios-Garcia scored Shawe's lone win with a top finish in the 400-meter dash in 1:06.78. She also was second in the 200-meter dash in 30.20 and third in the 100-meter dash in 14.45.
Alexis Wolf was second in the 100-meter dash in 14.27.
Switzerland County competes in the Rising Sun Invitational on Thursday.
Shawe is off until the ORVC championships on Thursday, May 15.
Cub boys 2nd, girls 3rd at Jennings Co. tri-meet
Madison's boys track and field team finished second and the girls third in a three-way meet with Hoosier Hills Conference opponents New Albany and Jennings County on Tuesday in North Vernon.
Madison scored 51 points in the boys meet while Jennings County won easily with 87 points and New Albany took third with 29.
"This was a very good meet for us tonight," boys head coach Scott Holcroft said. "We rested a lot of the guys at last Friday's meet to get them ready for tonight and later on. They showed us that the rest helped and performed very well."
Madison won six events and had several personal-bests in the meet led by two individual first place finishes by Jordan Partee.
Partee won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 9.5 inches and took the 200-meter dash in a personal-best time of 23.1.
Quenton White won the 3200-meter run in a personal-best time of 10:21 and Nick Palmer won the pole vault at 12-feet, 6-inches.
The Cubs also picked up a pair of relay wins as White, Patrick Knight, Justin Robertson and Kirkland Royalty won the 3200-meter relay in 9:05 and Palmer, Partee, Nathan Riley and Curry Morgan won the 400-meter relay in a season-best time of 45.1 seconds.
Second and third place finishers for the Cubs were: Partee, Robertson, David Gibson and White, second, 1600 relay, 3:50.7; Palmer, second, 100 dash, 11.3 seconds; White, second, 1600 run; Robertson, second, 400 dash, 54.7; Gibson, third, 400 dash, 55.3; Hunter Sego, pole vault, 11-0; Daegon Branham, third, 110 high hurdles, 19.22; and Riley, third, shot put, 44-11.75.
Just 11 points separated the three girls teams with the Lady Cubs finishing in third with 49 to Jennings County's 60 and New Albany's 58.
"It was a really competitive meet and we had several girls set personal records," girls head coach Stephanie Nussbaum said. "The girls did a great job. We are gearing up for conference and sectionals."
Madison scored four wins as Macky Hecox won the discus with a throw of 116-feet-even, Emily Ward took the pole vault at 10-feet-even, Carmen Velasco won the high jump with a leap of 4-feet, 10-inches and Ashlee Allen won the 400-meter dash in 1:03.3.
Cubs setting personal bests times included: Grace Spencer, 1600 run, 6:19; Daija O'Banion, 200 dash, 30.0; Maddie Holland, pole vault, 8-6; Kendra Black, long jump, 12-7.5; and Tristen Smolarzsky, long jump, 12-5.5.
Madison competes in the Faulkner Relays in Clarksville on Thursday.
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