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By LARRY GOFFINET
TELL CITY—Strong sprints and depth in distance races carried Tell City past Perry Central 86-46 in boys track Thursday.
The Marksmen raised their record to 12-0.
Cameron Sherry, Caleb Sherry, Travis Brinksneader and Donovan Ingle got the meet off to a strong start for the Marksmen as they set a school record in winning the 3200-meter relay in 8:08.72.
“We wanted to jump on them early,” said Tell City Coach Zac Hartz. “We know how strong their top guys are.
“We have been preaching for a couple weeks that we need to get a good start and keep the momentum rolling. The 4x8 really set the tone with the school record and everyone fed off that.”
Though Perry Central won the three individual distance races, Tell City took second and third in all of them to get outscored by only one point in each.
Tell City’s Elliott Brown won the 100 and 200 dashes and teamed with Reese Miller, Malcolm Lincoln and Cameron Kessinger to win the 400 relay.
Brown won the 100 in 11.03 seconds, finishing about 4 meters ahead of Perry Central star Dacota Schaad.
Schaad apparently pulled a muscle in the 200 and limped off the track late in the race.
The Commodores competed without Austin LeClere, who suffered an injury in practice earlier in the week when he was hit in the knee by a discus.
He had won the shot put in the Tell City invitational five days earlier with a 45-foot-6 throw, 3 feet, 6 inches farther than Thursday’s winning throw.
“Hopefully they can get their two guys back,” said Hartz. “If so, it will be a dogfight for the sectional in a month.”
Brown also teamed with Travis Brinksneader, Lincoln and Caleb Sherry to win the 1600 relay in 3:35.15.
Brinksneader won the 400 dash in 54.75 and Lincoln won the long jump at 19 feet, 9 inches.
The Marksmen also won both throwing events, with Logan Labhart throwing the discus 139 feet, 4 1/2 inches and Clint Waninger the shot 42 feet.
Perry Central won the other two field events with Nathan Shaw’s 12-foot-6 pole vault and Andrew Huber’s 6-foot-2 high jump.
Huber and Tell City’s Brennan Malone split the hurdles races, with Malone winning the 110 highs in 14.72 and Huber taking the 300 intermediates in 39.97.
Perry Central’s Aaron Pierrard won the 1600 run in 4:33 and the 3200 in 10:18. Teammate Bryce Lain took the 800 in 2:00.34.
Tell City 86, Perry Central 46
3200-meter relay: Tell City (Cameron Sherry, Caleb Sherry, Travis Brinksneader, Donovan Ingle), 8:08.72
110 high hurdles: Brennan Malone, TC, 14.72; Andrew Huber, PC; Devin Newton, TC
100 dash: Elliott Brown, TC, 11.03; Dacota Schaad, PC; Reese Miller, TC
1600: Aaron Pierrard, PC, 4:33; Ingle, TC; Cameron Sherry, TC
400 relay: Tell City (Miller, Brown, Malcolm Lincoln, Cameron Kessin-ger), 44.56
400: Brinksneader, TC, 54.75; Tyler Groves, TC; Nathan Schwartz, PC
300 intermediate hurdles: Huber, PC, 39.97; Malone, TC; Kory Hendricks, PC
800: Bryce Lain, PC, 2:00.34; Caleb Sherry, TC; Ingle, TC
200: Brown, TC, 22.87; Miller, TC; Kessinger, TC
3200: Pierrard, PC, 10:18; Cameron Sherry, TC; Smith, TC
1600 relay: Tell City (Brinksneader, Lincoln, Caleb Sherry, Brown), 3:35.15
Pole vault: Nathan Shaw, PC, 12-6; Kevin Yeung, TC; Nathan Rogier, PC
High jump: Huber, PC, 6-2; Malone, TC; Miller, TC
Long jump: Lincoln, TC, 19-9; Devin Martin, PC; Malone, TC
Discus: Logan Labhart, TC, 139-4 1/2; Clint Waninger, TC; Nick Coultas, PC
Shot put: Waninger, TC, 42-0; Coultas, PC; Labhart, TC