CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: ISMS boys tracksters take NELMSC title
Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys track team won the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference. Pictured, front row, from left: Daniel Watts, Devin Minier, Brad Johnson and Derek Diamente. Second row: Coach Gina Johnson, Heath Atkins, Tim Hearld, Kahle Ryder, Nathan Oilar and Coach Tara VanHouten. Third row: Coach Jacob Moser, Jackson Wilcoxson, Jake Matteson, Trefor Gatchell and Coach Jason Matteson. Photo contributed
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Indian Springs Middle Schoolâ€™s boys and girls track teams ended their season this month.
The boys 8th-grade squad took first place in the Northeast Lakes Middle School Conference meet, downing Whitko, Lakeview, Edgewood, Lincoln, Riverview and Crestview.
ISMS barely edged Lincoln, by five points, to earn the title.
Many tracksters placed higher in their events than they were seeded.
The girls took third in the NELMSC conference meet, and Whitkoâ€™s girls won.
Results for Whitkoâ€™s athletes were not available.
Jake Matteson led the Eagle Stars with two wins, in the mile run and the 800-meter, as well as a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter dash.
Matteson was also part of the 1,600-meter relay team that placed first.
Other members of the relay team included Terfor Gatchell, Tim Hearld and Brad Johnson.
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