BNL wins Unified track HHC championship

Bedford North Lawrence won the HHC title in Unified track on Saturday. Courtesy photo

BEDFORD – Bedford North Lawrence raced to the program’s fifth straight Hoosier Hills Conference championship during Unified track action on Saturday.

The Stars scored 125 points to conquer New Albany (93) and Floyd Central (88) in the six-team field.

“The kids came out today and got the job done,” BNL coach Mike Branam said. “They take pride in themselves as a team and as individual competitors. They are always pushing themselves and one another, but I think today was a little different. We have had a couple of tough meets recently that didn’t go our way, and they wanted to make a statement today. They wanted to prove a point, and I think they did just that.“

Winners for BNL included the girls 400 meter relay (Gracelyn Arthur, Samantha Biel, Tori Logsdon and Harley Tanksley in 1:03.67) and the boys 400 relay (Ethan Robison, Koltyn Clute, Joshua Morales and Brax Huber in 51.11).

BNL’s Koltyn Clute won the long jump with a leap of 16-7. Courtesy photo

Robinson also won the boys 100 (13.10) and Tanksley took the girls 100 (15.79). Other individual winners for the Stars included Huber (400 in a school record of 55.06), Clute (long jump at 16-7), Trace Walters (38-5 in the boys shot put) and Alex Nubbie (23-8 1.2 in the girls shot put).

“Brax is a competitor,” Branam said. “In most of our meets, he doesn’t have many people running close to him, but he still pushes himself. He is constantly try to beat himself. He wants to push that record lower and lower every time he gets in the blocks.”

The Stars will host Jennings County on Thursday.

BNL’s Alex Nubbie claimed the girls shot put crown. Courtesy photo