Stars finish third in rainy Talon Relays

BNL’s Noah Carter won the 110 high hurdles during the Talon Relays at Brown County on Saturday.

NASHVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence won two events while finishing third in the Talon Relays during boys high school track action at Brown County on Saturday.

Terre Haute North won the team title with 144 points, clipping Columbus North by one point. BNL totaled 104 points. In the girls meet, BNL (which took only seven athletes to the event) was seventh with 20 points.

BNL’s Noah Carter was victorious in the 110-meter high hurdles, ignoring the drizzling rain and crossing the line in a personal record of 16.34 seconds. The Stars also won the thrower’s 400 relay as Carter Kimmell, Brecken Helsley, Jake Terrell and Tyson Patterson combined to finish in 52.77.

BNL finished second in the 800 sprint relay (1:43.74 with Christian Garciano-Current, Sam Cosner, Zane Thompson and Will Decker), and second in the combined long jump (with Brye Lewis and Maddex McFarland totaling 34-7.5).

BNL’s Coleton Sears was third in the high jump at 5-6 and the Stars were third in the 1600 relay in a season-best 3:31.44.

“The boys did very well,” BNL coach Brett Deckard said. “And it was less than ideal conditions.”

In the girls meet, Autumn Spence was fourth in the 3200 in 12:48.68 while teammate Grace Tanksley was fifth in 13:23.62.

Kalyn Ritz was fourth in the pole vault (7-6). Autumn Hall and Annaliese Hudson combined to finish sixth in the shot put (a total distance of 55-0) and fourth in the discus (combined throws of 171-4).

“Overall it was a good day,” BNL assistant coach Jason Webb said. “We didn’t have many able to participate, but the ones that did performed pretty well.”

BNL’s boys will compete at Seymour on Tuesday, and both teams will be back in action at North Daviess on Thursday.