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Trojan girls fourth at HHC track meet

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New Castle freshman Anyssa Hall (center) runs between Shelbyville’s Megan Eads (left) and New Palestine’s Jordan Reid (right) near the start of the 200-meter dash during Tuesday ’s HHC Girls Track & Field Meet. Reid won the race with a new meet record time of 25.17 seconds, Eads was third in 27.24 seconds, and Hall sixth in 27.93 seconds. Hall also placed second in the long jump and fourth in the 100-meter dash to earn points toward the Trojans’ fourth-place team finish.
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New Castle’s Bailey Cox (left) keeps up with a pack of other girls in the 800-meter run during Tuesday evening’s HHC Girls Track & Field Meet at Mt. Vernon High School near Fortville. Cox finished fifth in the 800 and earlier had finished third in the 1600-meter run to earn points for the Trojans, who finished fourth as a team.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com

FORTVILLE—Jordan Reid set two Hoosier Heritage Conference records and was part of a New Palestine team that won nine events, leading the Dragons to their third straight HHC girls track & field title Tuesday evening at Mt. Vernon (Fortville) High School.

New Palestine tallied 140 points, outdistancing second-place Greenfield-Central which had 106.5. Finishing third through eighth, respectively, were Shelbyville 89, New Castle 78.5, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 76, Delta 55, Pendleton Heights 52, and Yorktown 27.

Reid broke two records. In the 100, she ran 12.14 seconds, beating a record of 12.17 seconds set by Delta’s Christina Poulson in 2003. Reid then broke her own two-year-old record in the 200, running 25.17 seconds. Her previous mark, set in 2017, was 25.60 seconds.

Other champions for the Dragons were Sophia Taylor in the 400, Kaylin Casner in the 1600, Kendall Mann in the 3200 and Aden Lumbley in the shot put. NP also won all three relays.

Greenfield-Central had three individual champions. Crystal Peterson won both hurdles races, while Hannah Burkhart won the discus.

Shelbyville had two champions in the field events – Malea Terrell in the high jump and Megan Eads in the long jump. New Castle’s Tristan Barr won the pole vault and Yorktown’s Amberleigh Sorenson took the 800 meter run.

Barr, whose 11-0 height in pole vault was a full 12 inches higher than the next-best competitor, was the only individual champion for the Trojans. Barr also finished seventh in the long jump.

New Castle freshman Anyssa Hall placed among the top eighth in three events. Hall was second in the long jump, fourth in the 100-meter dash, and sixth in the 200-meter dash.

The Trojans' Emma Thurman finished second in the high jump, sixth in the 100-meter hurdles, and seventh in the 300-meter hurdles.

New Castle's Graci Bowers was sixth in both discus and shot put. Bailey Cox finished third in the 1600-meter run and fifth in the 800-meter run. Grace Smith placed fifth in pole vault and sixth in the 400-meter dash. Eliza Madden finished eighth in the discus and Margaret Lewis finished in a three-way tie for sixth in the high jump.

Also, New Castle's 4 x 100-meter relay team of Barr, Ava Bell, Smith and Hall placed third; the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Barr, Bell, Smith, and Cox finished fifth; and the 4 x 800-meter relay team of Madelyn Turney, Emma Lawson, Cheyanne Lazzell, and Grace Lewis placed seventh.