Huntington North trackboys win own 9/10 Invitational

Huntington North's Drew Nash runs the curve in the 200-meter dash at the Huntington North 9/10 Invitational on Saturday, May 13. The Vikings won the meet.
Huntington North's Drew Nash runs the curve in the 200-meter dash at the Huntington North 9/10 Invitational on Saturday, May 13. The Vikings won the meet. Photo by Steve Clark.

Behind five first-place finishes, the Huntington North High School boys’ track team won the Huntington North 9/10 Invitational on Saturday, May 13, at Kriegbaum Field.

The Vikings tallied 134 points to win the 10-team meet, which featured only freshman and sophomore competitors.

Of Huntington North’s five victories, two came in distance races. Sophomore Brock Spahr won the 1,600-meter run, clocking in at 4:35.7, while sophomore Jarid Miller topped the 3,200-meter run, crossing the finish line in 10:39.6.

Isaac Brown triumphed in the 400-meter dash. The freshman stepped over the end stripe in :53.9. Sophomore Nolan Hughes finished right behind him, taking second in :56.1.

Ricky Haught produced the Vikings’ lone gold showing in a field event, winning long jump with a leap of 20-08. Haught, a sophomore, also ran a leg in the 400-meter relay, which Huntington North won in :47.2. Haught’s teammates were freshman Carter Mertz, sophomore Drew Nash and sophomore Logan Hippensteel.

Nate Burns earned second place for the Vikes in the 300-meter hurdles. The freshman stopped the timer in :42.1. That clocking converts to :42.24, which is a new Huntington North freshman record.

Burns also teamed up with Hughes, Spahr and sophomore Alex Bishop to claim silver in the 1,600-meter relay. The quartet clocked in at 3:45.7.

Damon Kaylor was a two-time runner-up in the throwing events for Huntington North. The sophomore took second in discus with a toss of 109-10 and the same place in shot put with a heave of 42-08.

Bishop and freshman Isaiah Clampitt rounded out the Vikings’ podium finishes. Bishop placed third in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 2:13.6, while Clampitt earned bronze in the 3,200 run, stepping over the end stripe in 10:49.6.

After Huntington North, Mt. Vernon Fortville finished second with 104 points, followed by Bellmont, 87; Churubusco, 86; Muncie Central, 52; Jay County, 51; Wabash, 34; East Noble and Marion, 30 apiece; and Rochester, 12.