Track team fares well at championships

T he Granville indoor track team made its mark at the Division IV Sectional Indoor Track and Field Championship last weekend.

“I’m very proud of everyone who competed today,” Coach Jay Condon said in an email. “We had 13 entries and had eight entries place — not to mention all the personal records we had. It was a great day for our program moving forward.”

For the girls, Heather Chapman won the shot put with a 33-01.5 throw. She was also second in the weight throw breaking her own school record with a throw of 29 feet and 10 inches. Condon thought this was a great day for Chapman and said it was her first sectional title.

Hannah Jones placed as well, coming in at fifth in the 600-meter.

“Hannah got boxed in during the first lap of the race and just couldn’t get out to use her speed at the end. I’m proud of her; she made something out of nothing today,” Condon said.

Despite a pulled muscle in her leg, Taylor Scribner pushed through to finish fourth in the 55-meter.

Condon said he asked Scribner several days before the meet if she wanted to race, and she said yes, so they didn’t do much the last four days beforehand.

“On Sunday it was feeling better, but anytime you can place at sectionals and not be 100 percent is a good day,” Condon said.

And Andrea Kibling snagged a personal triple jump record and placed fifth with a 30-5.75 jump.

“She made the finals by an inch and with a few minutes between trials and finals we went to work on some adjustments. They paid off as she jumped a foot and half further to go from seventh to fifth,” her coach said.

For the boys, Jake Williams won the 300-meter and came in second for the 55-meter dash.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Jake; he always completes workouts and never asks why I am doing this. He earned his title today,” Condon said.

Gabe Pratt also placed, coming in sixth for the 300 meter.

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