MV track teams continue to run away from the competition


Wildcat Kellen Ray and Viking Emma Werry fight for position in the hurdles at Monday’s track meet in Mount Vernon. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

Wildcat Kellen Ray and Viking Emma Werry fight for position in the hurdles at Monday’s track meet in Mount Vernon. Photo by Steve Kochersperger

By Steven Kochersperger.
The Mount Vernon girls’ and boys’ track and field teams continue to run away from their competition as the season continues to roll along. Both teams enjoyed a great victory this past week as they hosted the North Posey Vikings and ran away from that contest with impressive wins.
The Boys team had one of their most impressive showings they have had all season long against the Vikings Monday night. The team got things going with a win in the 3200-meter relay as team members Lucas Goings, Zach Peerman, Collin Knight, and Luke Rusher ran to an impressive victory with a time of 9:07.
The Wildcats also got a win and second place showing in the very next event, the 110-meter hurdles race. Senior Austin Guthrie ran away with a victory while teammate Kaleb Grabert came in second in that race, helping his team gain important points.
Guthrie would continue his winning ways for Mount Vernon with victories in the 300-meter Hurdles and long jump as well. The Cats seemed to fair well in the field events winning the long jump, high jump, and pole vault as well.
Senior Levi Shannon once again found himself victorious with a win in the 1600-meter race with a time of 4:49. The Cats continued winning all day long and were victorious in the 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 200-meter dash, 3200-meter run, and the 1600-meter relay as well.
All together the boys team walked away with a very impressive 103-26 victory over the cross county Vikings.
The girls’ team also enjoyed a winning Monday over the Vikings as they cruised to victory.
Mount Vernon was once again a force to be reckoned with in the relays as they found themselves on the winning side in the 400-meter relay and the 3200-relay as well.
Freshman Brooke Green was the winner of the 100-meter dash while teammate Toni Wadell won the 1600-meter race with a time of 6:04.
The Wildcats continued to rack up the wins as they found victories in other races as well. In the 300-meter hurdles Kellen Ray walked away victorious and teammate Chance McClarney won the 3200-meter race as well.
In field events the Wildcats won the high jump as Ellen Foster cleared 5’2. Foster went on to also win the long jump with a distance of 14’4 as well. Madison Simpson won in the pole vault for the Wildcats as she cleared a height of 8 foot while teammate Cheyenne Strobel ended up winning both the discuss and shot put Monday night.
Altogether the girls walked away with a 90-38 victory over North Posey Monday as well. The girls team continued their winning ways a couple of nights later as they traveled to the Pike Central Invitational and came away as the winners of that invitational.
The girls will look to keep their undefeated streak going this week as they travel to Forest Park on Tuesday afternoon to compete in the invitational there. The Boys will travel to Princeton on Wednesday and both teams will compete this coming weekend at the Mount Vernon invitationals on Friday and Saturday.

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