BNL runners win title in Talon Relays

NASHVILLE – Bedford North Lawrence won two individual events and five relays while winning the boys title in the Talon Relays at Brown County on Saturday.

The Stars scored 168 unofficial points to win the crown, edging Greensburg (130) in the six-team field. In the girls meet, BNL finished second with 121 points, while Greensburg won the title with 127.

BNL’s Noah Carter won the 110-meter high hurdles on 16.50 and Brayden Patterson won the high jump at 6-0. The Stars also claimed the 800 relay (with Zane Thompson, Christian Garciano-Curren, Maddex McFarland and Cole Baker) in 1:36.04, and took the 1600 relay (Baker, Garciano-Curren, McFarland and Will Decker in 3:42.98). BNL won the throwers relay with Drew Stephenson, Tyson Patterson, Carter Kimmel and Jake Terrell.

“We have been close to winning this the last couple of years, but prom always hurt us,” BNL coach Brett Deckard said. “This year, no prom, and our sprinters dominated the meet.”

Thompson was second in the 100 in 11.90 (his best time of the year), Coleton Sears was second in the long jump at 19-6, and Kimmel was second in the shot put with combined throws of 80-11.

In the girls meet, BNL won the 800 relay in 1:54.70. Lindley Steele was second in the long jump (16-4), Alessia Agostini was second in the 100 hurdles (18.24), Grace Tanksley was second in the 3200 (12:17.16), and Autumn Hall was second in the discus (111-2 1/2).

“Exceptional effort today,” BNL coach Jim Lewis said.

BNL will compete in the Seymour Invitational on Tuesday.