BNL boys finish 2nd in Big Blue Relays

BNL won the 1600 relay while finishing second in the team standings during the Big Blue Relays at Jennings County on Thursday.

NORTH VERNON – Bedford North Lawrence won six events while finishing second in the Big Blue Relays during boys track action at Jennings County on Thursday.

Jennings County won the title with 139 points while BNL totaled 119 in the five-team field.

In the girls meet, the Stars won four events while finishing fourth in the team standings with 78 points. Madison won with 130.

“The last few races were ran in a steady downpour,” BNL coach Brett Deckard said. “It was fun, but a wet, cold night.”

In the boys meet, Noah Carter won the 110 high hurdles in 16.27. He also helped the Stars claim the 1600 relay (with Isaac Williams, Will Decker and Zane Thompson combining to clock 3:36.38) and the 440 sprint relay (with Decker, Maddex McFarland and Thompson posting 1:45.22).

BNL also won the 400 relay with James Underwood, Sam Cosner, McFarland and Reed Parker clocking 46.51. Underwood won the high jump at 5-8 and finished second in the 100 meter dash (by .01 seconds) in 11.95.

BNL’s Makena Moore helped the Stars win two relay races.

In the girls meet, BNL took the 1600 relay with Lindley Steele, Ethaney Cain, Autumn Spence and Makena Moore combining to finish in 4:27.64. Cain, Moore, Steele and Kalyn Ritz also won the 440 sprint relay in 2:05.23.

Ritz was first in the pole vault (7-0) and Steele won the long jump at 13-9 1/2. The Stars also got strong performances from Steele (second in the 100 in 13.16), Moore (second in the high jump at 4-8), and Grace Tanksley (second in the 3200 in 12:50.84).

BNL’s girls will compete in the Hoosier Hills Conference meet at Floyd Central on Tuesday, while the boys will host the HHC on May 13.