Stars qualify for IHSAA regional

SEYMOUR – BNL’s 1600 relay team of Makena Moore, Autumn Spence, Ethaney Cain and Lindley Steele qualified for the regional during IHSAA sectional action at Seymour on Tuesday.
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SEYMOUR – Lindley Steele qualified for the regional in three events during the IHSAA girls track sectional at Seymour on Tuesday.

Makena Moore and Autumn Spence advanced in two events. The top three positions in each event qualified for the regional.

Steele finished second in the 100-meter dash and third in the long jump. She was also a member of BNL’s third-place finish in the 1600 relay. Moore crossed in second in the 400, Spence qualified by finishing third in the 800, and both were members of the 1600 relay.

Steele posted a time of 13.45 in the 100, with Eastern Pekin’s McKenna Jeter winning that race in 13.15. Steele recorded a leap of 16-9 1/2 in the long jump. She teamed with Spence, Moore and Ethaney Cain to clock 4:33.13 in the relay.

Moore finished in 1:03.16 in the 400 (with Seymour’s Haley Harpe winning in 1:01.52). Spence was third in the 800 in 2:36.32.

Other qualifiers for BNL included Grace Tanksley (third in the 3200 in 12:22.32), Autumn Hall (third in the discus at 97-5) and Kalyn Ritz (second in the pole vault at 7-6). The Stars finished third in the team standings with 71.5 points. Seymour won the title with 148.5 while Paoli was second with 78.

The Stars will compete in the regional at Bloomington North on May 25. The top three in each regional event will advance to the state finals at Ben Davis on June 5.