Bulldogs claim last Big 8 track titles
By LARRY LEEDS, Sports Editor
Madison claimed the last Big 8 Track and Field championship at Harrisburg on Thursday.|
The Bulldogs won the boys' title with 154 points. Following the Bulldogs were Harrisburg 71, Lennox 68, Vermillion 45 and West Central 43.
Madison had seven individual winners and two first-place relay teams.
Tyler Currey won both the shot put with a toss of 44-feet-2.5 and the discus with a throw of 156-feet-0.
Rush Milne was also a double winner for the Bulldogs. He won 110-meter hurdles in 15.95 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 42.35 seconds.
Hunter Streff, another double winner, won the 1600-meter run in 4:51.01 and the 3200-meter run in 10:21.81.
Trevor Holbrook claimed the pole vault crown as he soared to 12-foot-0.
The foursome of Tyler Lentsch, Austin Handley, Luke Zingmark and Streff won the 3200-meter relay in 8:42.43.
The medley relay team of Mason Hemmer, Tyler Hare, Zingmark and Dallas Fernau ran to first place in 3:54.07.
Carter Kasuske qualified for the state meet in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet-9.25 and placed second.
In the girls' division, Madison claimed the title with 117 points, 16 points ahead of the Harrisburg Tigers with 101. Placing third was West Central with 100. Placing fourth and fifth were Lennox 51 and Vermillion 24.
The girls had three first-place finishers. Olivia Rud was first in the 400-meter dash in 62.80.
Claiming the 1600-meter title was Hailey Streff in 5:24.89.
Winning the 3200-meter run was Emily Hawkes in 11:50.09.
Ashley Schwebach qualified for the state meet with a vault of 8-feet-6 in the pole vault competition and placed second.
Madison will be in action at the Region Meet at Elkton on Thursday. Action will begin at 1 p.m.