What a night for BD sports

Track team sizzles while Turner shoots a school record

It was quite an impressive night for Ben Davis sports Thursday.

Sophomore RJ Turner shot a sizzling 3-under-par 32 to cap a night that saw an impressive display of speed and dominance of the field events in the boys track sectional and a sweep by our girls tennis team in the sectional semi-finals.

At the Decatur Central track, the Giants won four field events and two relay races in winning their ninth straight boys sectional and 26th overall..

The Giants went 1-2 in the long jump and discus and also won shot put and pole vault.

Junior Christian Powell won the long jump in 22’8″ followed by junior Chris Evans at 21’10”. At discus, sophomore Pompey Coleman won at 163’1″ with senior Justin Brandon second at 159’9″. Junior Jalil Brewer won the shot put with a throw of 578’6″ while senior Dallas Pitts was third at 53’7″. Senior Caelan Priddy won the pole vault at 12’4″ and juniors Jordan Wilkerson (6’4″) and Harrison Goss (6’2″) finished second and third in the high jump.

The Giants also showed their speed in the relays, winning the 4 by 100 in :42.5 and the 4 by 400  in 3:25.72. The 4 by 800 relay finished third and joins a large list of Giants at next Thursday’s North Central regionals.

The Giants advanced 19 individuals and all three relays to regionals.

Senior Derrick Jones also had an impressive evening, winning the 200 in :22.24 while junior Chris Evans finished second in the 100 in :11.06.

At South Grove, Turner shot a school record for that course while leading the Giants to a season-low score of 151 as they won Senior Night festivities over North Central (158).

The previous South Grove record of 33 was shared by Jamie Broce in 1995 and Kevin Newell in 1997. The school record of 32 is shared by Kyle Dickerson in 2008 and Tate Dugger in 2006. Both rounds were shot at Heartland Crossing.

Here at our tennis courts, the girls defeated Ritter 5-0 to set up a sectional championship match today at 4:30 p.m. against Covenant Christian.