Thompson breaks school record during HHC meet

BNL’s Zane Thompson set the school record in the 300 low hurdles during the HHC meet.

COLUMBUS – Bedford North Lawrence’s Zane Thompson broke the school record in the 300 meter low hurdles during the Hoosier Hills Conference boys track meet on Thursday at Columbus East.

Thompson blazed to the finish line first in 39.91, breaking the mark shared by Elijah Grider and Adam Lafferty at 40.63.

BNL finished fifth in the team competition with 39 points. Floyd Central won the championship with 170.5.

BNL’s other top performances came from Brayden Patterson (third in the high jump with a personal best of 6-2), Carter Kimmel (third in the discus at 128-9), Noah Carter (fourth in the 110 high hurdles in 15.74), Jonah Bailey (fifth in the 800 in 2:06.10), Frank Decker (fourth in the pole vault with a personal record of 10-0) and Bracey Ritchison (fifth in the pole vault with a personal best at 10-0).

“I think we will be very competitive in our sectional next week,” BNL coach Brett Deckard said. “We’re hoping to get some wins and quite a few boys out to the regional.”

The Stars will host the sectional on May 19.