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Seniors dominate 1600m, Reinking dominates 3200m at North Side Sectional...
MAY 16 - Four of the top five finishers in the boys 1600m sectional run at North Side Thursday evening were seniors, led by Alex Hess of Carroll.
Hess posted a winning time of 4:20.96, two seconds off the meet record set by Brendon Plotner of Northrop in 2004.
Luke Miller of Dwenger placed second in 4:26 and Kyle Gater of Carroll was third in 4:28. Greg Tippman, a Bishop Dwenger sophomore, earned the last regional berth in 4:36 and outran Churubusco senior Connor Hogeston in 4:40.
Concordia senior Jacob Reinking opened an early lead on freshman Cameron Clements of Carroll in the 3200m run and went on to win in 9:30 (unofficial), 26 seconds ahead of Clements. Bret Unger of Carroll, Dwenger's Tyler Adgalanis, and North Side's Rudolpho Gonzales battled throughout the race with Unger taking third in 10:09 and Adgalanis fourth in 10:14. Gonzales was one second behind.
Carroll won the 4x800 meter relay and Concordia was second. Carroll's Jon Harper won the 800m run.
Photo below: Reinking, Clements, Unger, and Adgalanis
Frontrunners take distance titles at Northrop girls sectional...
MAY 14 - Marina Konow of Concordia and Madison Fruchey of Carroll were winners in the two distance events tonight at the Northrop girls sectional. Both led from the start and were never seriously challenged.
Konow, a junior, won the 1600m run in 5:15.47. Other 1600m regional qualifiers were Stacey Metzger of Carroll (5:20), Caitlyn Chastain of Carroll (5:22), and Jalyn Radziminski of North Side (5:35).
Carroll senior Melanie Ruich caught Fruchey in the second lap of the 3200m run but dropped off pace by the half-way mark. Fruchey, a freshman, went on to win in 11:17.9 and Ruich placed second in 11:23.5. Michaela Harrison of Concordia (12:18.2) and Jennifer Emery of Leo (12:18.8) battled for third and fourth.
Photo below: Fruchey, Ruich, Harrison, and Emery.
Post-race comments of Concordia's Marina Konow --- 1600m sectional winner
Tyler Alles and Teela Gibson top runner at Mothers' Day 5K...
Tyler Alles, 22 and recent graduate of Wesleyan University in elementary education, outpaced all other runners at the 30th annual Mothers' Day 5K in Kendallville with a time of 17:42.
The former West Noble runner finished nearly 4 minutes ahead of James Moore, 13, of Kendallville (21:39). Jed Pearson, 62, of Fort Wayne was third in 21:59 and Andy Arney 45, was fourth in 22:11.
Teela Gibson, who started running only three weeks ago as she said "to get healthy", was the top female finisher in only her second race ever. Gibson, 25, of Kendallville placed seventh overall in 24:14. Sarah Schender, 33, was eighth overall in 24:20.
As many as 75 runners and walkers participated in the event that featured an out and back loop on black-top and sidewalks around the north end of Bixler Lake.
Comments from Teela Gibson...
David Lill wins Run with the Knights 5K...
David Lill, 22, won the annual "Run with the Knights" 5K at Foster Park in 20:39. Beth Schrader, 39, was the top female in 22:45 and placed 12th overall.
About 125 runners and walkers participated in this year's event to raise funds for Bishop Luers programs.
Earlier this season, Lill posted times of 21:21 in the Fanny Freezer, 21:54 at the Flight to Fight 5K, and 21:30 at the Mastodon Stomp.
Schrader ran 49:49 in the Flight to Fight 10K last month.
Post-race comments from David Lill...