Unified Track advances to state meet

BNL’s Unified Track team advanced to the state finals.

BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence advanced to the Unified Track state finals with a fifth-place finish in the regional at Bloomington North on Saturday.

The top six teams qualified for the state meet, which is set for June 5 at Ben Davis.

The Stars scored 92 points in the 12-team field. Jennings County won the meet with 143 points.

BNL won its section in the girls 400 meter relay (Gracelyn Arthur, Emma Gipson, Cadence Harvey and Harley Tanksley in 1:02.17) and the boys 400 relay (Ethan Robinson, Philip Matson, Brax Huber and Tanner Robbins in 51.28).

Byron Kyger won the shot put (45-7).

“These kids have had a remarkable season so far,” BNL coach Mike Branam said. “I think nerves and the cooler weather hurt us in the field events, but after a few flights we started to settle down. Now we need to refocus and make one final run next weekend.”

BNL finished ninth in the state in 2018 and second in 2019.