Lady Vike trackgirls second at Marion Relays

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team captured second place at the Marion Relays on Saturday, April 15.

Veronika Russell highlighted the Lady Vikings’ runner-up effort with a win in pole vault. A sophomore, Russell cleared 8-0 to post her top finish, which was the team’s lone gold showing on the day.

Karmen Koch put forth two podium efforts for Huntington North. The junior claimed second in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in :16.35, and third in high jump, leaping 4-10.

The Lady Vikings’ 4,000-meter distance medley relay team logged a silver finish, clocking in at 14:09.39. The 3,200-meter relay squad rounded out the team’s top-three finishes with a bronze effort in 11:06.43.

Amaya Torres tallied fourth and fifth-place points in a pair of field events for Huntington North. A junior, Torres attained fourth in discus with a toss of 96-11 and fifth in shot put with a heave of 33-9.

Senior Josie Graft placed fourth in the 100 hurdles, stopping the timer in :17.21. Sophomore Alena Miller completed the 1,600-meter run in 5:49.15, good for fourth, while junior Emma Melcher finished the 3,200-meter run in 13:18.02, also good for fourth.

Chloe Scheiber finished right behind Miller in the 1,600, notching fifth in 5:54.61.

Other point-getters for the Lady Vikes included Larissa Johnson, sixth in discus, 92-2; Peyton Dorsett, sixth in high jump, 4-10; the 1,600-meter relay team, 4:31.72; Amaya Sunderman, seventh in shot put, 33-0.5; Kyler Hoopingarner, eighth in the 3,200 run, 14:10.54; and the 800-meter sprint medley team, eighth in 2:06.62.

Homestead won the competition in dominant fashion, tallying 137 points. After Huntington North, with 78.5 points, was Elkhart Central, 70; South Bend Adams, 64.5; Kokomo, 58; Marion, 48; Snider, 36; Richmond, 35; and Delta, 19.