Huber MVP as PC boys win PLAC

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By Larry Goffinet

MITCHELL - Nick Huber won three individual events and a relay as Perry Central repeated as PLAC boys track champion Friday.

The Commodores scored 143 points, 11 more than runner-up Paoli.

"I knew it'd be fairly close because their strong areas are our weak areas and vice versa," said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

Huber scored 32.5 points to earn the Most Valuable Performer award.

Despite still being bothered by a sprained ankle suffered a week earlier, he won the high jump at 6 feet, 3 inches, the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.13 seconds, and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 40.59.

He teamed with Michael Ernst, Zach Hagedorn and Landon Neukam to win the 1600 relay in 3:32.24.

Corey Kimball, Hagedorn, Todd Gehlhausen and Ernst set a school record as they won the 3200 relay in 8:27.86. That broke the record of 8:29.99 set last year by Hagedorn, Gehlhausen, Ernst and Neukam.

Kimball also won the 1600 run in 4:46.72 and the 3200 in 10:42.39.

Teammate Eric Scheiber placed second in both those races, running the 1600 in 4:49.52 and the 3200 in 10:49.06.

Ernst won the 400 in 52.18 and Neukam, competing in just his second meet of the season, placed fourth in 56.20.

The Commodores scored well in both throwing events.

Robbie Piper placed second in the shot put at 50 feet, 1 inch and teammate Jake Paulin was third at 47-5.

Paulin took third in the discus with a 123-foot-3 throw and Andrew Muth was fifth at 114-101?2.

T.J. Hall, Dakota Huff, Andy James and Ethan Wheatley placed third in the 400 relay in 47.25.

Hall also took third in the long jump at 18 feet, 71?2 inches.

Gehlhausen placed fourth in the 800 run in 2:10.38 and Hagedorn was fifth in 2:12.12.

James placed sixth in the 100 in 12.03.

Robert Wirthwein took fifth in the 300 hurdles in 46.21.

Perry Central, 34-7, will compete in the sectional at Jasper tonight at 5:30.

Team scores: Perry Central 143, Paoli 132, Mitchell 86, Orleans 36, Crawford County 32, West Washington 31, Springs Valley 5