Monk to join Col. City tracksters at state
Columbia Cityâ€™s Kalisha Goree leaps her way to the state finals Tuesday night. Goree had a state-qualifying long jump at 17 feet, 11 inches at Northropâ€™s regional. She joins teammates Samantha Roush and Carlee Hearld, as well as Churubuscoâ€™s Katie Monk, at the Indiana State Track Meet June 1. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
FORT WAYNE â€” Churubuscoâ€™s Katie Monk is joining three Columbia City athletes at the Indiana State Track Meet in June.
Monk tossed the discus 128 feet, 6 inches at Northropâ€™s regional meet Tuesday, qualifying for another trip to the state finals. Monk medaled last year, placing sixth with a throw of 129 feet.
In nearly a repeat of last yearâ€™s state finalists from Whitley County, Monk is to join Samantha Roush and Carlee Hearld â€” again â€” at Bloomington.
Kalisha Goree, of Columbia City, also qualified for state in the long jump, leaping 17 feet, 11 inches â€” seven inches past the state standard.
Goree also took sixth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.52.
Monk also competed in the shot put. She placed 12th with a toss of 33 feet, 3.5 inches.
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