Jac-Cen-Del boys and girls win four-way track meet on senior night
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The Jac-Cen-Del Eagles track and field athletes defended their “nest” for the final time at home this season on Tuesday, April 30. Both the boys and girls teams bested visitors from South Ripley, Switzerland County, and Shawe Memorial.
For the girls, JCD earned 78.5 points, compared to 75.5 for Switzerland County, 52 for South Ripley, and 17 for Shawe.
For the boys, JCD earned 88 points, compared to 56 for Switzerland County, 48 for South Ripley, and 22 for Shawe.
For the Eagles, first place finishers included: Kayla Simon – 400 dash, Cloey Simon – 100 dash and 300 hurdles, Christian Comer – long jump, Damon Hughes – 1600 and 3200 runs, and Garrett Boor – 300 hurdles.
First place finishers for South Ripley included: Deborah Murphy – 1600 run, Cierra Copeland – shot put and discus, and Jacob Elliot – high jump and 400 dash.
Second place finishers for Jac-Cen-Del included: Kayla Simon – 100 hurdles, Cloey Simon – 200 dash, Lauryn Dilk – 800 run, Shaylee Volz – shot put, Abigail Brinson – discus, Taylor Wilhoit – high jump, Nathan Hoffman – 110 hurdles, Christian Comer – high jump and 100 dash, Garrett Boor – high jump, and Blake Simon – discus.
The varsity track and field season is winding down for local teams. Jac-Cen-Del, South Ripley, and Milan all competed at the Ripley County Meet on May 2 (with Batesville), and will compete in the ORVC Meet on May 7, before the sectionals.
Girls sectional will be held on May 14 at Franklin County High School. The boys sectional will be held May 16 at East Central High School.