Viking trackboys third at North Side

Wins in the two distance races and one in the weight events wasn't enough for the Huntington North High school boys' track team as it finished third in a three-way meet with host Fort Wayne North Side and Homestead on Thursday, May 11.

J.J. Whicker won the 1,600-meter run, Elijah Chesterman won the 3,200-meter run and Jared Coolman topped the shot put to help HNHS tally 49 points. North Side won the meet with 65 points and Homestead was runner-up with 53.

Whicker clocked in at 4:41.8 for his win, with teammate Jacob Wust third in 4:47.7. Chesterman led teammate Nolan Young across the finish line in the 3,200 in 10:22.1, with Young runner-up in 10:36.6.

Coolman won the shot with a heave of 46-11-.25, with teammate Andrew Kaylor third with a toss of 44-1.

Additional runner-up finishes for the Vikings came from Carson Bolinger in the 110-meter hurldes, in :16.8; Aaron Hendryx in the 800-meter run, in 2:06.4; Coolman in the discus, with a throw of  124-4.5; and Caleb Smith in the high jump at 5-10.

Among the bronze finishers for HNHS were Mark Hultz in the 110 hurdles, in :16.9; Smith in the 400-meter dash, :52.8; and Cody Jones in the 800, 2:06.5.

Isaac Brown tied the Huntington North freshman record in the 200-meter dash with a handheld time of :23.7, which converts to :23.94 electronic.