Long jumper Hurlburt qualifies for state meet

Huntington North High School long jumper Alyssa Hurlburt takes off under the watchful eyes of officials during regional competition on Tuesday, May 26. Hurlburt advanced on to next week's state meet.
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Long jumper Alyssa Hurlburt was the lone Huntington North High School track team member to advance to the state meet with her performance Tuesday, May 26, at the Fort Wayne Northrop Girls' Track Regional.

Hurlburt, a senior, took third place in the event - with three places moving on - and also surpassed the state qualifying standard of 17 feet with her leap of 17-2. That mark was almost six inches better than her seed mark heading into the regional.

The state meet will be held Friday, June 6, at Indiana University.

Junior Molly King will have to wait another year for her shot at state as she missed by one place of moving on in the 3,200-meter run, finishing fourth.

Senior Tayah Kline couldn't quite get to state either, but still put points on the board twice for HNHS, placing fifth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles.

Senior Kiela Clore took seventh place points in the shot put and sophomore Leisl Davenport placed eighth in the discus.

The 400-meter relay team of Cora Frame, Mariah Town, Emilie Jamison and Kline placed sixth, and the 3,200-meter relay team of Olivia Eckert, Becca Goodman, Cassie Hacker and Natalie Spahr placed seventh.