SEYMOUR – Bedford North Lawrence’s Autumn Hall and Lindley Steele claimed sectional championships during the first stage of the IHSAA state tournament series on Tuesday.
Hall won the blue ribbon in the discus, while Steele dashed to the finish line first in the 200 meter race. The top three in each event qualified for the regional at Bloomington North on May 24. The Stars sent four individuals (in six events) to the next stage.
Steele sprinted home in 26.34 to win the 200. She was second in the 100 in 12.89 and second in the long jump at 16-8 1/2. Hall heaved the discus 110-6.
BNL’s other qualifiers included Grace Tanksley (second in the 3200 in 12:13.23) and Kaylin Ritz (third in the pole vault at 7-6).
BNL finished second in the team competition with 95 points. Seymour won the title with 127.8 points.
Alessia Agostini just missed qualifying for the regional as she finished fourth in both hurdles events. The Stars were also fourth in the 3200 relay.