Girls track HHC meet a close one by//Alex Wallingford

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The girls Track & Field Hoosier Hills Conference was everything people were expecting from the out of the Southern Indiana rivals.

May 9 proved to be a close meet between the three big rivals of Southern Indiana: New Albany, Jeffersonville, and Floyd Central. The teams put in the work necessary to get a podium one, two, and three finish. Floyd took the win by a sizable margin of 23 points. Jeff and New Albany were a little closer, only separated by 7 points.

weekly web 5.11.17“It was everything I expected it to be,” sophomore Olivia Hawkins said. “Our coaches train us well and prepare us for the competition that we see at the meet.”

Hawkins gave the Bulldogs an excellent performance scoring eight points in the 800 and adding on six more in the 4×8.

“Individually I got second in the 800 which I’m really proud of because it sets me up for a potential state run in that event,” Hawkins said. “Our 4×8 came in third and it was a good way to get the meet started.”

Sophomore Mariah Grant raced competitively as well as having some fun.

“Conference is always a good time because you’re racing against all of your rivals,” Grant said. “I also have a lot of friends from the schools that are in our conference, so it makes it a lot more fun to participate in.”

Sophomore Mariah Grant also gave the Bulldogs a boost, but in the 100 meter dash.

  “I came in second in the 100 even with the stomach flu, so I was really proud of myself,” Grant said.

4×8: Floyd Central, 1st

Seymour, 2nd

New Albany, 3rd

100: Aa’Leiah Winford (Jeff), 1st

Mariah Grant (New Albany), 2nd

Alexis Harsh (Jennings County), 3rd

800: Faith Barbra (Floyd Central), 1st

Olivia Hawkins (New Albany), 2nd

Lillian Pearce (Floyd Central), 3rd

200: Aa’Leiah Winford (Jeff), 1st

Jhala Henry (Jeff), 2nd

Chyna Anthony (New Albany), 3rd

4×4: Floyd Central, 1st

Columbus East, 2nd

New Albany, 3rd

Long Jump: Jhala Henry (Jeff), 1st

Allyson Cathey (New Albany), 2nd

Alexis Harsh (Jennings County), 3rd


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Girls track HHC meet a close one by//Alex Wallingford