Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · T&F Have Strong Showing at Maverick Qualifier

Senior Justin Foster. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

The Boys and Girls Track teams competed at the Maverick Invitational at Lambert Fieldhouse at Purdue University on Saturday, March 9th. Top performances came from the 4×200 meter relay team of Sophomore Ben Bradley, Senior Logan Scott, Sophomore Gage Coffey, and Senior Ethan Hurt. They came in fifth overall in a time of 1:36.96, which had them ranked fifth in Small School Hoosier State Relay (HSR) standings after the weekend. The 4×400 team of Bradley, Senior Justin Foster, Junior Nate Sloan, and Hurt finished fifth overall with a time of 3:36.36, which is currently third in Small School HSR standings.

Junior Ariel Velligan and Senior Ben Dubke both scored points in the high jump, and the team had strong runs from Hurt, Scott, and Freshman Elizabeth Schafer in the 55m dash and Senior Ashlyn Hastings in the 3200m run.

The Maverick Qualifier is one of several indoor meets around the state that take place between February 25 and March 17, which act as qualifying meets for the HSR State Final.  The Warriors should have a handful of representatives at the HSR Indoor State Meet at Gladstone Fieldhouse in Bloomington on March 23rd.  HSR qualifiers are those that are in the top 24 in either large school (football classes 4A-6A) or small school (football classes 1A-3A) in track events, long jump, and throwing events, or the top 18 in high jump and pole vault.

Covenant will start their outdoor season Thursday at Monrovia High School in a tri-meet with MHS and Tipton HS.  The meet is scheduled to start at 5:30pm.