Saidian, Utterback, and Miller qualify for Regional


After the girls track and field sectional took place on Tuesday, it was time for the boys to get their post-season underway. Crawfordsville and North Montgomery competed at West Lafayette while Southmont made the trip to Plainfield. Southmont competed against some of the best teams in the state in the likes of Zionsville, Avon, and Brownsburg. The Mounties, while they weren’t able to advance anyone out, did have some good showings. Vince Reimondo ran a PR in the 800 with a time of 1:56.18 and placed fifth, their 4x400 team of Nolan Boyer, Kyler McCandless, Tyler Petroski and Reimondo placed seventh with a 3:38.29, and the Mountie 4x800 team of Mason Cass, Sam Crum, Hunter Gray, and Reimondo placed fifth with a time of 8:41.89. Both Marlin Williams and Petroski cleared 13 feet in the pole vault to as Williams placed fourth and Petroski fifth.

Back at West Lafayette Crawfordsville was able to qualify both senior Ryan Miller and junior Alec Saidian to Thursday’s Regional while the Chargers Owen Utterback qualified in two events.

Saidian was the runner up in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.53 and Miller was the runner up in the 3200 with a time of 9:51.66. Utterback placed third in the long jump with a distance of 21 feet and 8 1/4 inches while also bringing home a third place finish in the 200 with a time of 22.96.

Saidian, Utterback, and Miller will now race Thursday at Lafayette Jeff in hopes of qualifying for the IHSAA Track and Field State Finals.

Fountain Central’s Isaac Gayler and Hayden Kler will join the three county runners after they both qualified out of the Benton Central sectional\. Gayler ran a 53.18 to earn second in the 400 while Kler finished third in the 3200 with a mark of 10:34.76.