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McClure, Rethlake, Wilkinson headed to state

May 25, 2012

Post and Mail photo / Phil Smith
Whitko's Connor Stouder (center) and former Whitley County trackster Todd Frickey, now at Garrett, run the 200-meter dash. Frickey is competing at the state finals in both the 100- and 200-meter races.

FORT WAYNE — Athletes from 37 different Northeast Indiana High Schools converged at Wayne High School Thursday night for track regionals.

Whitley County had contenders in 11 different events, led by Whitko’s Alec Wilkinson, who was a regional champion in the pole vault.

Wilkinson vaulted three inches high than his closest opponent at 14 feet, 3 inches.

Columbia City’s Matt Rethlake took second in the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 4 inches.

Austin McClure of Churubusco had a second-place finish in the shot put with a heave of 52 feet, 4 inches.

All three tracksters will compete in the Indiana State Track Finals at Indiana University in Bloomington next Saturday.

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