BNL’s Steele wins 100 as Stars finish second at North

BLOOMINGTON – BNL’s Brecken Helsley prepares to launch the shot put during the season-opening track meet at Bloomington North on Tuesday.
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BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence’s Lindley Steele won the 100-meter dash during the season-opening girls track meet at Bloomington North on Tuesday.

The Stars finished second in the three-team meet with North and Brown County. The Cougars won the meet with 110 points, followed by BNL (27) and the Eagles (24).

In the boys meet, North powered to the team title with 126.5 points, followed by Brown County (21.5) and BNL (19).

Steele won the 100 in 13.33 seconds. Other top scorers for the Stars included Makena Moore (2nd in the 400 in 1:05.74) and Autumn Hall (second in the discus with a throw of 98-8). Grace Tanksley was third in the 3200 in 13:21.22, Courtney Crowther was third in the long jump (13-11 1/4) and Annaliese Hudson was third in the shot put (30-0).

“Our girls ran well,” BNL assistant coach Jason Webb said. “We don’t have a very big number, but we have some quality kids that will be able to score points this year.

“We’re still piecing the puzzle of where to put everyone from being off a year. Our kids performed well for the first meet.”

In the boys meet, BNL’s Stephen Carter was second in the 110 high hurdles (17.03), Zane Thompson was second in the 300 low hurdles (43.53), Brecken Helsley was second in the discus (123-10) and James Underwood was third in the 100 (12.19).

”Our kids ran well,” BNL coach Brett Deckard said. “This gives us some times and a good starting point. We know we have to get better, but our young kids were in their first varsity meet.

“We’re still trying to see where all the boys fit. We knew going in North was one of the best teams in the state.”

BNL will compete at Seymour on Thursday.