The Stangs came out with guns blazin on Thursday night!
With 20 athletes (including alternates) competing in 8 events (16 total events), the Stangs have 1 relay team and 2 individuals moving on to the Indiana state track and field meet next Friday @ IU’s outdoor track!
Competing in regionals for the Wood were the following athletes:
Colton Bowan in discus. Colton was seeded 14th and although he was not able to get a mark in his flight (he scratched on all 3 attempts), Colton had a great season. Coming off of his sophomore year, Coltons PR was 98 feet. Colton hit a season best of 132 during sectionals and earned his spot in regionals. Although his season did not finish how he had hoped, he made tremendous strides and pr’d by 34 feet over last year! We will expect this seasons success to really push him in the off-season and will expect for Colton to return to regional form and a state birth next season!
David Brown PR’d by 4 inches in high jump in sectionals to finish 3rd and earn a spot at regionals. Although he was not able to advance to the state meet, David made amazing gains this season. As a sophomore this season, we expect David to come back and be a major contributor for us in the jumps next season!
Our 4×8 team, (Cottingham, Haskett, Michael, McGlothlin) led by 3 of our seniors was seeded 7th, and although they ran a better time in regionals than they did in sectionals it was not a strong enough time for them to advance to the state meet.
Our 4×1 team (Hiatt, Hall, Flora, J. McGlothlin), ran a strong race and missed advancing to the state meet by .43 tenths of a second. They were seeded 10th and were in the slow heat of the race. A false start in their heat caused Cole Flora to have to run almost a full 100 meters before having to be re-called back to the starting line so that they could start the race a 2nd time. Cole and the rest of the gang ran extremely hard and were the only team to score points from the slow heat of the relay. We really thought this team would have an opportunity to move onto state. I know they were disappointed with the results but this coach was incredibly proud of them and their effort. .43 will be that teams calling card for the next 12 months. It will be our focus! .43!! The good news about this team is that all of the athletes were juniors or younger so you can best believe they will be back to make some noise next season !
Junior Tyler Strickland continued his strong season in the hurdles. He was seeded 6th in the 300 hurdles. He ran a hard fought race and finished 5th overall! He placed one place ahead of his seed which was awesome but missed out on state by .12. Yes, 3rd place, was .12 seconds ahead of him. Knowing that he was that close will be incredible motivation for him as we move into the off-season. Tyler made tremendous improvements this season and set a goal for himself to run under 43 seconds, which we told him was not aggressive enough. He met that goal and went a whole second faster as he season PR’d with a time of 41.69!
Austin Haskett ran a strong, smart race from gun to the finish line. He finished 2nd and PR’d by over 10 seconds. That is a huge PR, especially this late in the season! We are trying to set Austin up for another PR next week so that he can put himself in a situation to step up onto the podium at the state meet! Austin has been a beast this season!
Noah Bise competed in the HJ and LJ at regionals. He jumped 6 foot for a 7th place finish in HJ. Our only Regional champ on the evening and our first one since 2015, Bise PR’d by 7 inches last night for a season best long jump of 21’11.25. This is an incredible accomplishment for Noah. He has worked hard all year and it was very cool for his to earn this accomplishment!
The final race of the evening was our 4×4 team (Aydelott, Cottingham, T. McGlothlin, J. McGlothlin). The team came in to the night seeded 5th. The talk all week had been if they could cut 4-6 seconds off their time they would give themselves a shot at state! The 3 seniors did their part and handed the baton off to the freshman in 6th place. John absolutely killed his lap of the race and was able to pass 3 people to put the Stangs into 3rd place and a state birth! It was an amazing race that all the boys should be proud of!
When the night came to an end we managed to send 10 kids (including alternates) in 3 events on to the state meet! We also ran competitive enough that we placed 5th in regionals (out of 48 teams), losing to BHSN, BHSS, THS, and Jeffersonville. Not bad company for us to be with!!
What an amazing season these boys have had! We will work hard for another week and see if we can get these boys to #MakeSomeNoise at State!!!!
With the 5th place at regionals, the Stangs move to 86-10 on the season, Park Tudor Champs, WIC champs, 3rd place in sectionals, and 5th in regionals!
you can find official results at bloomingtonnorthathletics.com