As reported in the Herald Times, by sports writer Jim Gordillo
TRAFALGAR — Edgewood’s track teams limited or held back several of their top athletes for a multi-team meet at Zionsville today, but still had plenty of depth and firepower to sweep Indian Creek on Thursday.
The boys won 77-54 while the girls handled the Braves, 82-46.
Sarah Foster went 6:05.43 to win the 1,600 and 13:18.64 to take the 3,200 for the Edgewood girls, while Taylor Acuff had season PRs of 33.8 in the shot put and 105-5 in the discus.
Alyssa Milah had a strong time of 1:01.6 to win the 400 and was second in the 200 (28.66), while Olivia Werner took the 800 in 2:28.49. Kaylee Meyer won long jump (14-0) and was third in the 200. Elizabeth Bolander scored several points, taking second in both hurdles and long jump as well as anchoring the 1,600 relay to a win (4:32.02).
“Sarah Foster had a good night, starting off with a win in the 3,200 relay,” Edgewood coach Brian Rosenburgh said. “She was kind of running alone and was still able to run well. She really picked up the slack for Annalyssa Crain.
“Werner is also becoming a real threat in the 800. She’s been around that 2:27 mark consistently, and she was way out on her own tonight. Milah was coming off a week-long illness and came back and also did well. Overall, a great team win for missing our top two point scorers.”
The Edgewood boys’ only double winner was Ethan Hill, with an 11.55 in the 100 and 23.37 in the 200, while Liam Nelson fought off illness, making up for Austin Haskett’s absence with a win in the 3,200 (11:13.04) and runner-up time in the 1,600. Tyler Strickland (16.40) led a 1-2-3 Edgewood finish in the 110 hurdles, while Nate Bolin won the 300s (43.78).
David Brown, in his first meet of the season after his first week of practice of the season, went 6-3 to win high jump, while Noah Bise was second (6-0) and won long jump (21-9) with Brown second (19-7 1/2). Colton Bowman was second in discus (126-7) with Ryan Stuffle was third in his first time competing the event.
“I explained to the team there were some opportunities with the normal No. 1 in front of you, so go compete,” Edgewood coach Mychal Doering said. “You have the opportunity to be that guy and even without them, we should be in this meet.
“I’m proud of their effort. I loved the team’s attitude. They stepped off the bus ready to go.”