Wednesday night saw the Track and Field Mustangs make their way back to IU’s Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. The weather was warm and the Mustangs were hot! The night started off with the girls 60 M Hurdles and concluded with the boys high jump!
The Mustangs had many competitors and saw consistent performances from many of them!
The Mustangs welcomed back Austin Haskett and Tyler McGlothlin who had missed the previous week due to minor injury!
Nathan Bolin and Tyler Strickland almost matched their PR’s in the 60m hurdles from the previous week, running just slightly slower this week (Bolin 9.56, Strickland 9.63). Currently Bolin is ranked 19th in the indoor state time trials!
Freshman John McGlothlin bested his previous pr by .04 hundredths of a second (new PR .732) in the 60M dash and moved up to the 10th ranked spot in the indoor state time time trails. Grant Raake also ran his first varsity race and competed very well, with a time of 7.85.
The team of Haskett, Nelson, T. McGlothlin and Kovach ran a strong 4 x 8 but were not able to beat their previous PR. The Mustangs 4 x 8 team is currently ranked 12th in the indoor state time trials with a time of 8:58.00.
Edgewoods 4 x 2 team (Hiatt, Cottingham, Holbrook, J. McGlothlin) had a strong PR by over 3 seconds the previous meet (new time of 1:37.24) and it moved them up to a 5th place state ranking in the indoor state time trials.
Liam Nelson competed well in the 3200 and ran a PR time of 5:2.56.
The 4 x 4 team (Cottingham, Doering, Poling, Bolin) ran a slower time (3:51.00) than the previous week but competed in a very tough field. They are currently ranked 21st in the indoor state time trials.
Nathan Bolin and Tyler Strickland (18’1.5, 15’6) also competed in the long jump. Neither was able to improve on the PR’s they had set the week before but both were very consistent in their jumps! This is something that a coach loves seeing this early in the season!
In the pole vault, Wyatt Blake and Caleb Waugh were not able to break a PR, but both gained experience and competed!
Boys high jump saw a new comer step onto the stage. Ethan Vecrumba, who also plays baseball and brother to senior girls jumper, Amber Vecrumba, jumped in a meet for the first time since his 8th grade year! On one day of practice, Ethan was able to clear 6’0. This placed him 3rd in the meet! He has qualified for the indoor state time trials also! HJ also saw David Brown compete and stay consistent, clearing 5’6.
The Mustangs DMR (distance medley relay) team, composed of Cottingham, Doering, Kovach, and Haskett bested the previous time by over a minute and ran a 11:33.35, which is a time that has earned them a 10th place ranking in the indoor state time trials!!
Boys shot put wrapped up the boys events and saw Jason Ehrmann throw a 35’02 and Colton Bowman throw a 33’1.5.
Missing from the meet was Noah Bise who was home battling a virus!
All in all it was a good night for the Mustangs. Several relay teams improved their times and we saw many kids give a consistent effort from the previous week!
There are still 2 meets left in the indoor season, but as it stands the following 15 Track and Field Mustangs have qualified for the indoor state meet, on March 25th.
60m = John McGlothlin seeded 10th
60m H = Nathan Bolin seeded 19th
4 x 8 relay = Haskett, Nelson, Kovach, T. McGlothlin seeded 12th
4 x 2 relay = Hiatt, Cottingham, Holbrook, J. McGlothlin seeded 5th
4 x 4 relay = Cottingham, Doering, Bolin, Poling seeded 21st
DMR = Cottingham, Doering, Kovach, Haskett seeded 10th
Long Jump = Bise 2nd Bolin 21st
HJ = Vecrumba 2nd Brown 23rd
Pole Vault = Blake 18th