Boys dominate field events for regional win

The Giants narrowly take first place over Pike

Boys dominate field events for regional win

It went down to the last relay. Pike and Ben Davis, west side rivals in every sport, were at it again. Ben Davis leads by four points going into the 4 by 400 meter relay, an event that Pike excels in. To win regionals, the

Giants would have to secure at least second place.

3 minutes and 21.16 seconds later, we did just that. Ben Davis finished second to Pike in the relay, making the final tally BD 100, Pike 98. This regional was certainly a two-horse race, with host North Central coming in third with only 46 points.

The relay team secured the victory, but our greatest dominance in this event was our field athletes. The Giants finished 1-2 in the long jump (Christian Powell-Chris Evans), 1-3 in shot put (Jalil Brewer-Dallas Pitts) and second in both the pole vault (Caelan Priddy) and discus throw (Justin Brandon). All qualified for state.

In track events, Derrick Jones placed third in the 200 meter dash, qualifying for state, and Chris Evans picked up a few points with his fifth-place finish in the 100 meter dash. Jordan Wilkerson snagged some points with a sixth-place finish in the 400 meter dash, and Corey Williams won a point for his eighth place-finish in the 300 meter hurdles.

Other athletes placing in the points range were Jordan Wilkerson and Asmar Bilal (fourth and fifth) in the high jump and Pompey Coleman (fifth) in the discus throw.

The three relay teams that scored were the 4 by 800 meter team of Nate Canales, Adrian Carter, Connor O’Day and Amanual Araya (eighth), the 4 by 400 meter regional securing team of Derrick Jones, Harrison Goss, Sidney Smith and Jordan Wilkerson (second), and the 4 by 100 meter team of Chris Evans, Derrick Jones, Noah Thomas and Christian Powell that took the regional victory.

State qualifiers will move on to compete at Indiana University on June 5 for the state finals.