Col. City girls track defeats Huntington

HUNTINGTON — Columbia City’s girls track team defeated Huntington North Thursday, 73-59.Lady Eagle Head Coach Bob Fahl is happy with the team’s performance in the last week.“This has been the third quality meet in six days for the girls,” Fahl said. “Each meet has gotten better. There were many personal bests and season bests. “To be able to beat Huntington by 14 points says so much for the efforts and fortitude these girls are showing right now.”Kalisha Goree led the Lady Eagles with her best jump in high school. According to Fahl, her distance of 17-feet 5-inches would be an automatic qualifier for the state finals. Goree also got a personal record in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.40, and the 100 hurdle as at 15.4.Also doing well in the hurdles was Jessica Freeman, who placed second behind Goree with times of 17.04 (100) and 50.2 (300). Megan Deutsch had a season best in the 100-meter dash, winning with a time of 12.7.Brooke Gareiss got a personal record in the 100 dash and a season best in the 200, placing third with a time of 28.3. Erin Knepple got a season best lead-off split in the 3200-meter relay with a 2:31 two-lap time. The team won with a time of 10:38. The 1600-meter relay team of Deutsch, Jessica Freeman, Carlee Hearld and Sam Roush also took first place. According to Coach Fahl, the time was the fastest 1600 relay time the school has posted in six years.Bryne Perry got a personal record in the shot put, placing third with a toss of 29-6.5.Hearld won the high jump with a leap of 5-3. Roush took first in the 1600- and 800-meter runs.