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Panther girls and boys win quadrangular meet

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Girls from Shenandoah and host Knightstown line up to start the 800 run during Thursday evening's track & field meet at Don Willard Field. The Panthers finished first in the quadrangular meet with 96 points and the Raiders were a close second with 87 points.
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Knightstown's Emma Moore (left) eyes another hurdle after clearing one as Shenandoah's Jenna Stewart (right) follows behind her in the girls 300 hurdles event during Thursday evening's track & field meet at Knightstown High School. Moore won the event in 57.64 seconds while Stewart was fourth in 1:10.
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Knightstown's Liz Moore (left) runs in front of teammate Cupp in the girls 800 run during Thursday evening's track & field meet at Knightstown's Don Willard Field. Moore finished first in the event with a time of 2:48 and Cupp was second in 2:55.
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Knightstown's Garrity (foreground) leads a group of five runners in the girls 200 dash with teammate Arnold to her left during Thursday evening's track & field meet at Knightstown High School's Don Willard Field. Garrity finished first in the event with a time of 29.42 seconds and Arnold was second in 30.46 seconds.
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Shenandoah's Madi Jenkins sprints toward the finish line in the girls 800 run during Thursday evening's quadrangular track & field meet at Knightstown High School. Jenkins finished third in the event with a time of 3:07 as the Raiders placed second to the host Panthers in the team standings.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com

Sports editor's note: Thursday evening's quadrangular track & field meet at Knightstown was for both girls and boys. However, since no one forwarded results of the boys side of the meet to The Courier-Times before press deadline, just a story and photos from the girls side of the event will be included in this feature. The story and photos from the boys side of the meet will appear in The Courier-Times when those results are received.

KNIGHTSTOWN - The calendar indicated that it was the first full day of spring, but the weather had more of a winterish feel for Thursday evening's quadrangular track & field meet at Knightstown High School.

Temperatures in the low 40s, cloudy skies, and a stiff breeze from the west made the temperatures feel more like the upper 20s in the form of a wind chill.

Nevertheless, athletes from four high schools braved the elements to compete in the first meet of the season.

On the girls side of the meet, the host Panthers scored enough points to nip Henry County rival Shenandoah for the top spot. Knightstown was first with 96 points, followed by the Raiders with 87. Randolph Southern was a distant third with 14 points and Indiana Math & Science placed fourth with 12.

Knightstown also won the boys side of the event, but as already noted, no official results or point totals had been received by the C-T as of press deadline.

In the field events for the girls meet, Garrity of Knightstown won the long jump with a leap of 13-4. Greenwade of Indiana Math & Science finished second, Shenandoah’s Jenna Stewart was third, the Raiders’ Gruesbeck finished fourth, and Victoran of Math & Science was fifth.

In the high jump, Shenandoah’s Kara Surguy was first at a height of 4-4, followed by the Panthers’ Emma Moore second, the Raiders’ Rachel Soden third, and Hastings of Knightstown fourth.

Shenandoah’s Erikka Hill won the shot put event with a heave of 42-5. The Raiders’ Skylar Counceller was second, Witham from Knightstown third, Longfellow from Randolph Southern fourth, and the Rebels’ Keesling placed fifth.

The Raiders’ Hill also won discus with a toss of 94-7. Shenandoah’s Counceller finished second, Longfellow third, the Panthers’ Clark fourth and Witham fifth.

In the track events, Emma Moore of Knightstown placed first in the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.12 seconds, followed by Gruesbeck of Shenandoah second, and the Raiders’ Stewart third.

Emma Moore also placed first In the 300 hurdles with a time of 57.64 seconds, followed by the Panthers’ Hastings second, Hale of Randolph Southern third, and Stewart fourth.

In the 100 dash, Arnold of Knightstown finished first with a clocking of 13.35 seconds, followed by the Panthers’ Garrity second, Shenandoah’s Lowder third, Greenwade fourth, and the Raiders’ Kathryn Perry fifth.

Knightstown’s Garrity won the 200 dash with a time of 29.42 seconds, followed by Arnold second, Greenwade third, Victoran fourth, and the Raiders’ Holly Shepherd fifth.

Arnold of Knightstown finished first in the 400 run with a time of 1:07, followed by Garrity second, Shepherd third, Shenandoah’s Olivia Krintz fourth, and the Rebels’ Ashland fifth.

In the 800 run, Knightstown’s Liz Moore took first place with a time of 2:48, followed by the Panthers’ Cupp second, Shenandoah’s Madi Jenkins third, and the Raiders’ Armstrong fourth.

The Panthers’ Liz Moore also won the 1600 race with a time of 6:23, followed by Shine of Randolph Southern second, the Raiders’ Stormie Fitch third, and Shenandoah’s Abby Buskirk fourth.

Shenandoah’s Fitch won the 3200 run in a time of 14:57 and Belding of Shenandoah was second.

In the 4 x 800 relay, Knightstown captured first place with a time of 11:42 and Shenandoah was second in 12:17.

The Raiders won the 4x 100 relay with a time of 59.52 seconds, and the Panthers were a close second in 59.59 seconds.

Knightstown finished first in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:31 and Shenandoah was second in 5:31.