June 2nd – IHSAA State Finals Results and Recap
Although inclement weather threatened the weekend’s competition early, both days of the IHSAA State Finals at IU turned out to be near ideal for some great performances.
On Friday, no meet records were broken, however, notable performances were turned in by Clayton Bowie of Southport, who was a surprise winner of the 3200 as well as Matt Dorsey, who after narrowly losing the mile, came back to win not only the 800, but also the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award.
Hamilton Southeastern won the team competition for boys convincingly, just as they were predicted to do. Lafayette Jefferson was second.
Full boys results can be found HERE
The girls competition was an even bigger thrill for viewers online and fans at the track. Meet records were broken in the 4×800 relay, 800 meter run, and Discus. The 3200m run was also a near record, as Footlocker Champion, Anna Rohrer, was just .02 off the meet record.
The meet was poised to be fast from the start as the Eastern Greentown ladies wasted no time making their mark. They broke the State Meet record in the first event, the 4×800 relay, by 10 seconds lowering the previous record of 9:03.77 to 8:53.74. Jessica Sprinkles and Sarah Wagner were anchored home by sisters Bethany and Brittany Neeley, who split 2:07.7 and 2:06.6 respectively. Carroll High School of Fort Wayne would also break the previous record and place second.
Brittany would come back and break the meet record in an exciting 800m final. Her finishing time of 2:07.91 would break Abby Farley’s 2011 record of 2:08.91 while Greencastle’s Colleen Weatherford would also break the previous meet record, running 2:08.76.
Bethany would go on to win the mile, place 8th in the 300 hurdles individually, and win the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award as well.
Last but not least, Lawrence Central’s Adriana Brown would break the State Meet Record in the discus with her best throw of 168-6, bettering the old record of 165-4. She would also win the competition by nearly 24 feet!
FW Northrop would win the women’s title, clinching in the final event, the 4×400 meter relay, which they won. The Bruins scored 60 points to second place Lawrence Central’s 51 points.
Full results of the girls State Finals can be found HERE