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May 8, 2014

Western boys, NW girls win county meet

Western's Cannon, NW's Miller are meet's top scorers

RUSSIAVILLE — Western’s boys track and field team is looking to get back into the winner’s circle in the Mid-Indiana Conference and sectional meets.

If Wednesday’s Howard County meet is any indication, the Panthers are going to be heard from on both fronts.

Western put at least two in the top five of 11 of the 13 individual events, and set a meet record in a relay to repeat as county champions on their home track with 112 points. Eastern was runner-up with 69 points, while Northwestern was third (57) and Taylor fourth (6).

“The depth factor was impressive,” Western coach Marvin Boswell said. “It was a total team effort, and I’m proud of the way the kids stepped up. We finally got a good warm night, so some of the performances and times started coming down. We’ve talked about it a lot, and it’s one of the things we’d like to do, to get back up there [and win the MIC and sectional]. It’s been a few years since we’ve been there. We’ve been second and third the last few years, and I think we have a little bit more depth this year.”

Western’s Braedon Cannon helped lead the Panthers’ charge as the top scorer in the meet. He won the long jump with a leap of 19-9, and teamed with Cameron Dessing, Christian Glenn and Zach Shahan to win the 4x100-meter relay in a meet-record time of :44.39.

George Conwell won the 110 hurdles in :16.64. Brett Boswell was tops in the shot put with a heave of 45-101/2, and Corey Hinkle bested the field in the discus with a fling of 129-0.

Matt Grider rounded out Western’s winners in the 3,200 in 10:23.38.

For the runner-up Comets, Lewis Duke, Joshua Sommers, Nick Handy and Kevin Zheng opened the meet with a win in the 4x800 relay in 8:41.90.

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