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April 20, 2012

Trio leads Northwestern track to convincing win

Taylor baseball wins fifth straight; Tipton golfers edge NW.

Raymond Monroe, Brandon Curry and Chris Hendricks were each triple winners in leading Northwestern’s boys track team to a comfortable 83-40 victory at Peru Thursday.

Monroe won the shot put (43-2 1/2) and the discus (138-3). Adam Leach won the high jump (5-8). Curry won the 110 hurdles (17.3) and 300 hurdles (47.4). Keegan Fessenden won the 100 (11.9). James Schulte won the 400 (53.1). And Hendricks won the 800 (2:09.3)

Northwestern’s relay team of Austin Hartman, Charlie Neher, Bradley Jakes and Hendricks won the 3,200 relay in 8:56.4. Curry, Nick Perry, Tyler Martin and Monroe won the 400 relay (47.0). And Fessenden, Hendricks, Alec Gale and Schulte won the 1,600 (3:44.7) as the Purple Tigers improved to 5-1 in duals.

“We had a lot of depth again, several good first-place finishes, but a lot of strong performances for our second- and third-place guys. Throwers took 17 points in the throws and that was very good. I thought the guys ran sharp.

“We practiced kind of hard [Wednesday] and I thought they came through [Thursday] and ran very well. I think they’re just going to continue to get better and better.”

• In the girls meet, the Purple Tigers improved to 4-0-1 in dual meets with a 71-52 victory on the Bengal track. For Northwestern, Hannah Treadway won the shot put (31-10), Kylie Ballard won the high jump (5-2), Amber Miller won the long jump (16-0), Tianna Oden won the 100 (13.2) and the 200 (27.9) and Taryn Thor won the 3.200 (13:04).

The Tiger 3,200 relay team of Megan Bunch, Jaelynn Maple, Rachel Johns and Christine Dewhurst won in 12:06. Mollie Daily, Britanny Jocius, Faith LaDue and Andrea Myers won the 1,600 in 4:43.

Boys track

Elwood 64, Taylor 58

The Titans just missed out on picking up the win as the meet came down to the final event.

Jay’shon Jones swept the hurdles events, taking the 110 in :15.1 and the 300 in :44.2. Jones then joined with Lowen Killibrew, Stephen Sholty and Austin Smith to win the 4x100 relay in :48.1.

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