Powell Claims Championship At HNAC
Triton freshman Abigail Powell, at least for one year, can say that she is the greatest 100 hurdler in the history of the Hoosier North Athletic Conference. Powell won the title in 16.65 Wednesday night at the inaugural conference girls track meet, earning the Trojans’ only title of the meet.
Baylee McIntire was runner-up in the 400 at 1:02.13, and the duo of Katie Hepler and Alysha May were third and fourth at 8-0 and 7-6, respectively, in the pole vault.
Triton’s 4×100 and 4×400 relays both placed fourth, the 100 at 54.72 and the 400 at 4:31.37.
Triton finished eighth overall in the team standings at 44 points, well of the pace of champion Pioneer’s 148.
Pioneer junior Madison Kiser could be called the greatest sprinter in the history of the conference, and should be, after winning the 100 (12.94), 200 (26.74), 400 (58.86) and 800 (2:27.12) in an extraordinary show of pace.
Triton will jump into the Rochester Girls Track Sectional next Tuesday to try its hand in the state tournament series.
Trojans Romp To Final
It may have looked like a team matchup, but the top-seeded Triton girls tennis players all drew fourth-seeded North Judson in the semi-finals of the HNAC Girls Tennis Tournament Wednesday, and all five courts held form.
Triton won all five courts to advance to the championship Thursday, all five taking expected straight set wins. Shayla May, Kolbie Mason and Quinn Downing gave up just four total games to Deanna Yetsko, Ashlyn Householder and Magali Ramos in singles play.
Hannah Wanemacher and Emma Ross shut out Sierra Hale and Micaela Hounshell while Tatum Thompson and Megan McFarland took care of Valerie Metzger and Avianna Ahienius two and one.
Knox won all five courts against LaVille to set up an all Triton-Knox final for the marbles Thursday afternoon in the inaugural four-team tourney.
Trojans Pick Up HNAC Softball Win
A four-run third inning was enough for Triton to claim a 7-2 at North Judson in conference softball Wednesday.
Zoee Stephen drove in a run in the inning and Nicole Sechrist drew a bases loaded walk as Triton built a 5-1 lead. Megan Berger, who had three hits on the night, drove in an insurance run in the sixth. Sechrist scored two runs and had a hit, and Stephen had two total hits in the contest.
Courtney Jennings got the win for Triton, walking one and striking out six in the complete-game five-hitter.
Triton (8-8) will host Caston Thursday afternoon at Keyser Field.