Schuh Claims HNAC Shot Championship
Triton’s Trace Schuh earned himself a individual title at the Hoosier North Athletic Conference Boys Track Championships Thursday night at Caston.
Schuh sent the discus 130 feet, 9 inches to lead the field and earn the title. Schuh was also among the leaders in the shot put, his best toss traveling 43-0.5 to land third overall. Josh Lemler was ninth in the shot with his best effort 38-9.5.
Parker Alford nearly added a second field title to the Trojan ledger, capping his high jump at 5-7 only trailing Knox’s Cohen Watson by an inch. Trojan teammate Brandon Kitch was fifth in the high jump at 5-2.
Triton’s lone top 10 on the track came from Kitch, who was ninth at 5:47.28 in the mile run.
Pioneer won the team title in convincing fashion. The Panthers had eight individual title winners and accrued 134.5 points, bettering Winamac’s 120.5 points. Knox was in third with 99 points and Triton was down the list in seventh at 28 points.
Grace Men In First After NCCAA’s First Day
An impressive opening few days on the track has put Grace’s track and field teams in prime position at the 2021 NCCAA National Championships.
The men sit in first place in the overall team standings with 66 points. Bethel is the nearest competitor with 58 points.
The women are in fourth place, just seven points behind Greenville for second.
The championships are held at Greenville University (Ill.); the meet began on Wednesday and will conclude on Friday.
Grace is in pursuit of its first team national banner, but the Lancers have already picked up four individual national championships this week.
Isaac Brown has been crowned a national champion twice. He won the high jump at 6-feet-6.75, and he also took first in the javelin at 176-8.5. Grace actually placed first, second (Abbott Joy) and sixth (Ethan Brown) in the men’s javelin.
Mallory Hiatt became a national champion as a freshman, winning the 10,000-meter race with a time of 37:46.16.
The men’s 4×800 relay was the fourth champion to date this week. Maurice Macklin, Logan Rufenacht, Isaac Beatty and Tanner Sallee crossed the finish line in 7:48.58.
Additionally, Grace had five other events claim All-American status (top-three finish). Joy placed second in the men’s javelin, and Bethany Hoffman finished third in the women’s javelin.
Bryan Hernandez-Rios placed second in the 10,000 with a school-record time of 31:38.04, and Connor Kitson was third in the decathlon with 5,068 points.
The women’s 4×800 squad of Kaitlyn Mack, Makenzie Adams, Elizabeth Moore and Heather Plastow earned All-American status with a second-place finish. Their time of 9:27.46 set a school record.
Further, Lyne Camara set another school record in the 400 preliminary race. Her time of 56.36 was the fastest in the prelim.