NEW MARKET — Crawfordsville and Southmont track and field teams kicked off their 2021 seasons in a dual-meet at Southmont on Wednesday night.
The Mounties won on the girls side 72-60, while the Athenian boys won 74-58.
“For the first time in two years,” Crawfordsville coach Sean Gerold said about finally returning to the track. “This was fun tonight against Southmont. Any time you get the chance to go against a county school, just to be out here and compete against somebody besides us. We had numerous really good performances today.”
On the boys’ side, Ty Lynas was a double-winner for the Athenians. The senior won the high jump with a leap of 6-feet. He also won the 110 high hurdles in 16.12 seconds. Mikale Willis won the 100 meter dash, while Arthur Ruano won the 800 meter run in 2:23. Ziair Morgan won the 300 meter hurdles in 46.65 seconds, while Hunter Hutchison won the mile run in 5:11 and Ryan Miller won the two-mile run in 11:16. Crawfordsville also won the 4X800 meter relay in 9:12 and the 4X100 meter relay in 46.14 seconds.
In the field, Nate Schroeter was also a double-winner with a throw of 41 feet 4.5 inches in the shot put and 116 feet 3.5 inches in the discus.
Senior Dillan Lauy and junior Trent Jones stepped up for the Mountie boys.
Lauy won the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet 6 inches and anchored the 4X400 meter relay team that won with a time of 3:37. Jones won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet 7 inches, the 200 meter dash in 22.81 seconds and the 400 meter dash in 50.37 seconds.
“Trent was good tonight as was Dillan,” Southmont coach Desson Hannum said. “You have the experience and the success they had early on in their career and to miss a season like that, it’s hard because you know what they’re capable of and that the potential is there and you could tell they were excited to compete tonight.”
On the girls side, Southmont sophomore Faith Allen was a triple-winner and freshman DeLorean Mason and sophomore Saylor Woods were double-winners.
Allen won the one-mile run with a time of 5:52, and the two-mile in 13:31. The sophomore also won the high jump with a leap of 4 feet 8 inches. Mason won the 200 meter dash in 29.37 seconds and the 400 meter dash in 1:06. Woods swept the hurdles — winning the 100 meter hurdles in 19.37 seconds and the 300 meter hurdles in 59.4 seconds.
“To be out here for the first time in two years and see our kids compete on a nice night early on in the season. We had a lot of good performances tonight. And that freshman and sophomore class, those kids it was the first time they had ran a high school meet,” Hannum said. “I was really proud of DeLorean Mason for the ladies tonight, I thought she compete hard.”
Junior Jordan Stanley was also a double-winner in the field — winning the pole vault with a mark of 6 feet 6 inches and the discus throw with a mark of 71 feet 3 inches. Abigail Korhorn won the long jump with a jump of 14 feet 11 inches.
For Crawfordsville, Shea Williamson won the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.93 seconds. Halle Smith won the 800 meter run in 3:01. The Athenians won the 4X100 meter relay with a time of 55.5 seconds, the 4X400 meter relay in 4:53 and the 4X800 meter relay in 11:59.
In the field, Crawfordsville’s Marian Esquivel won the shot put with a throw of 26 feet 10 inches.
“We’ve got to find some long jumpers and high jumpers,” Gerold said about the Athenians’ depth on the girls side. “We gave up some points in a few events because we didn’t have anybody in then, so we have to get some more work in those areas.”