HNHS trackgirls shot down by Homestead

Veronika Russell won pole vault and Amaya Torres triumphed in shot put to pace the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity track team in a 97-26 loss to Homestead at Kriegbaum Field on Wednesday, May 10.

Russell, a sophomore, cleared 8-0 to top pole vault while Torres, a junior, heaved the gray ball 35-0.75 to win shot put.

Karmen Koch was a two-time runner-up for the Lady Vikings. The junior captured second in high jump with a leap of 4-10 and was the silver finisher in the 800-meter run with a clocking of 2:30.84.

Sophomore Amara Eckert claimed third in the 800 with a time of 2:42.7.

Tabi Smith and Torres finished back to back in discus. Smith, a junior, captured second with a toss of 110-6 while Torres claimed third, flinging the implement 100-9.

Junior Chloe Scheiber was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run, crossing the finish line in 5:37.71.

A pair of bronze finishes by Kyler Hoopingarner and Katie McQuinn rounded out the team’s day. Hoopingarner, a sophomore, achieved hers in the 3,200-meter run, coming home in 12:46.5, while McQuinn posted hers in the 300-meter hurdles, stepping over the end stripe in :55.50.