Smooth sailing

Lady Dragons win big, Warren boys edge Ike at county meet

Youngsville’s Kinzlea Chase running the hurdles. Times Observer Photo by Cody Elms

SHEFFIELD — The Lady Dragons dominated on Thursday, but the Warren boys team had a fight to the finish with Eisenhower, at the 2024 Warren County Track Meet at Sheffield High School.

The Lady Dragons won 11 of 17 events for 137.5 points to Eisenhower’s 63.5, Sheffield’s 31, and Youngsville’s 26.

For Warren’s girls, Adison Cullers won both the 100 and 300 hurdles; Lindsay Madigan and Madelyn Nosel finished 1-2 in the 100-meter dash; Morgan Alexander won the 1,600 and 3,200; Lilly Newton won the 400 and high jump (with Newton, Sheffield’s Emily Foster, and Youngsville’s Riley Robinault all reaching 5-foot-1); Zoe Rodgers, Aurora Feaster and Kylie Fehlman finished 1-2-3 in the shot put, and Fehlman and Madigan finished 1-2 in the javelin; and Warren won two relays. Alexander, Brynn Norris and Riley Evan were 1-2-3 in the 1,600, and Alexander, Emma Peterson and Evan were 1-2-3 in the 3,200.

For Youngsville, Robinault won the 200, outsprinting Eisenhower’s Rosalie Rondeau. Robinault also won the long jump in 14 feet, 10-1/2 inches, or 4-1/2 inches longer than Rondeau. Rondeau won the triple jump 33-07 — one foot better than Madigan’s 32-07.

Ike’s Emily Grosch won the 800, and she teamed with Lexi Scholar, Lainey Font, and Laney Belcher to win the 4×400 relay.

Sheffield’s Christopher Joblon clearing the bar in the high jump. Times Observer Photo by Cody Elms

Sheffield’s Emma Roell won discus.

“Our girls showed up today and really competed hard,” said Warren coach Kevin Dustin. “We had some new district qualifiers, which is always great to see. Our boys team was really challenged by a strong Eisenhower team in which the scoring came down to the wire. They have a really strong group there. A big congrats to all the kids who competed as it was nice to see a conjoined effort to getting everyone to improve. We have a lot of good kids in this county and remembering that it’s about them and coming together is what its all about. The kids do a great job of showing us that.”

In the Warren boys’ 77-74 team win over Eisenhower, Warren’s Sam Lindell and Quinn Norris finished 1-2 in the 1600, and Lindell won the 3200. Norris was second in the 800 to Eisenhower’s Joe Mistretta.

Also for Ike’s boys team, Ryan Chambers finished first in the 100 (11.84 seconds to 11.94 from Sheffield’s Colby Barr) and the 200, finishing 1-2 with teammate Easton Fitzgerald. Chambers also joined Fitzgerald, Case Seymour and Bryceton Wilkins to win the 4×100 relay.

Mistretta also won the 400 with Barr again second. Joel Sorrell finished first in discus — by eight feet — and shot.

Warren’s Paiden Johnson flying through the air in the long jump. Times Observer Photo by Cody Elms

Youngsville’s Chase Myers and Ethan Beers dominated. Myers had wins in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and javelin (by one inch over Sheffield’s Wyatt Newark). Beers won the long jump, triple jump and high jump.

Eisenhower’s Joe Gigliotti competing in the 3,200 meters. Times Observer Photo by Cody Elms


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