Lady Vike trackgirls second at home three-way

Josie Graft (right) reaches the baton out to Katie McQuinn  on an exchange in the 400-meter relay in a home three-way girls' track meet on Tuesday, April 18.
Josie Graft (right) reaches the baton out to Katie McQuinn on an exchange in the 400-meter relay in a home three-way girls' track meet on Tuesday, April 18. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity track team got four wins, but only could muster a second-place tie in a three-way meet with visiting Bellmont and East Noble on Tuesday, April 18.

Karmen Koch won the 300-meter hurdles and the Lady Vikings captured a trio of field events on the way to finishing with 48 points, tying with Bellmont, while East Noble captured the meet with 71 points.

Koch, a junior, clocked in at :49 to win her race, with teammate Amara Eckert placing third in :54.9.

Amaya Torres won the discus throw at 102-8 and led a 1-3-4 Lady Vike finish. Larissa Johnson got third place points with a throw of 97-1, and Tabitha Smith got fourth with a toss of 94-4.

Peyton Dorsett won the high jump at 4-8 and Veronika Russell took the pole vault at 8-6.

Torres added third place points for HNHS in the shot put with a throw of 33-9.25, and Jenna Henline notched second place in the long jump with a leap of 15-00.5.

In addition to her win, Koch also took second in the 200-meter dash, in :28.2, and third in the 100-meter dash, in :13.4.

Josie Graft place second and Katie McQuinn took third in the 100-meter hurdles, in :17.0 and :19.1, respectively. Kyler Hoopingarner placed third in the 800-meter run in 2:33.0 and Alena Miller placed fourth in 2:36.0. Allie Aschliman took third in the 400-meter dash, in 1:06.9.

The Lady Vikes' 400-meter relay squad placed second in :55.