Relay wins, field events strength pace HNHS girls' track to win at Marion Relays

Win in two relay events and solid scoring in the field events pushed the Huntington North High School girls' track team to the championship of the Marion Track and Field Relays on Saturday, April 18, at Marion High School.

HNHS won the 3200-meter relay and the distance medley relay on the way to scoring 121 points. Fort Wayne Snider was in second with 101.50, Kokomo was third with 76.50, South Bend Adams was fourth with 69 and South Bend Washington was fifth among nine teams with 55 points.

Olivia Eckert had a hand in both relay wins for HNHS. Joining her on the 3,200 team were Natalie Spahr, Cassie Hacker and Nicole Smith, and her teammates on the distance medley were Gretchen Spahr, Alyssa Hurlburt and Molly King.

The Lady Vikings' strength in the field included two scorers in the high jump, long jump, shot put and discus.

Jessica Huey and Sara Wegmann finished third and fourth, respectively, in the high jump, and Mariah Town and Hurlburt finished third and sixth, respectively, in the long jump. Alli Harris and Kiela Clore went 2-3, respectively, in the shot and Harris placed third and Kayla Lund fourth in the discus.

Kailtyn Teusch added fourth place in the pole vault for additional field events points for HNHS.

In solo track events, Gretchen Spahr finished fourth and Elaine Yahne sixth in the 1,600-meter run, King and Gretchen Spahr went 2-3, respectively, in the 3,200-meter run and Tayah Kline was second in the 100-meter hurdles.

The Lady Vikings added fourth in the 400-meter relay, third in the 1600-meter relay and third in the sprint medley.