Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana


May 14, 2014

TRACK AND FIELD: Western boys, NW girls win MIC titles

Western boys, NW girls end Eastern's 4-year reigns


Hamilton Heights was runner-up with 119 points, followed by Maconaquah (95), Eastern (81), Northwestern (74.5), Cass (60), Peru (34.5) and Taylor (8).

Maconaquah senior K.J. Walton was a quadruple winner for the Braves, sweeping the 100 (:11.16), 200 (:23.71) and 400 (:51.34) dashes before teaming with Luke Hann, Cody Hicks and Daltyn Childers to win the 4x400 relay in 3:30.04.

Josh Perry won the high jump (5-10) for Northwestern, while teammate Darren Curry cleared 13-0 in the pole vault to repeat as conference champion.

Eastern’s Riley Haupert won the 300 hurdles in :43.32, while Cass’ Cody Campbell won the discus with a fling of 147-11.


Led by three double winners, Northwestern won the MIC crown with 132 points, and like the Western boys, deny Eastern a fifth straight conference crown.

“This means a lot to me and [assistant] coach [Pete] Schroer because the girls have been working so hard, and to come out on a cold, rainy night and pull this off is wonderful,” Northwestern coach Mary Clem said. “The girls continue to come out and work hard every day, and we’re just waiting for the next one — the sectional — next week.”

Senior Taryn Thor was tops in the 1,600 in 5:14.03, besting the field by over 18 seconds. She also motored to victory in the 800 in 2:28.42.

Junior Kaitlyn Daanen set a meet record in motoring to victory in the 100 dash in :12.54, and returned to top the field in the 400 in a :59.45.

Brooke Treadway swept the shot put (33-4) and discus (101-7), and Hannah Ballard was victorious in the high jump (5-0) to cap a strong showing from the Tigers in the field events.

“Thor ran three events, and they weren’t her usual three. She did great in all three of them,” Clem said. “Daanen set two meet records, and Brooke Treadway came out and did her best in two events for the team, and Hannah Ballard won the high jump. So, I was proud of all of them, and I can’t wait to go congratulate all of them.”

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