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Huber sets 200 record as PC 2nd in quadrangular

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By Larry Goffinet

REO - Nick Huber won three events as Perry Central placed second in a four-team boys track meet Wednesday.

Forest Park won with 98 points. Perry Central scored 68, South Spencer 41, and Tecumseh 21.

Huber won the 200-meter dash in 22.89 seconds, breaking the school record of 22.9 set by DeWayne Brown in 1989.

That was the fifth different event in which Huber set a school record in a nine-day span.

He came close to the school record in another event, winning the 100 in 11.20. That is 18-hundredths of a second behind the record set by Brown in 1989 and tied by Aaron James in 1998.

Huber tied his own school record as cleared 6 feet, 6 inches to win the high jump.

The experience running a variety of events could pay off for Huber next year, as Cornell University coaches said he may compete in the decathlon for the Big Red.

Perry Central dominated the shot put scoring. Robbie Piper won with a 46-foot-11 throw, Jake Paulin was second at 45-0 1/2, and Andrew Muth was fourth at 43-9.

Paulin was second in the discus with a 118-foot-2 throw and Muth placed fifth at 110-6.

Corey Kimball won the 1600 in 4:43 and teammate Eric Scheiber placed fourth in 4:58.

Michael Ernst won the 400 in 52.78.

Steven Cassidy placed third in the 3200 in 11:15.12.

T.J. Hall placed fourth in the long jump at 18 feet, 2 1/4 inches and Todd Gehlhausen was fourth in the 110 high hurdles in 19.1.

Placing fifth were Dakota Huff in the 200 in 25.03, Ian Bashor in the 800 in 2:17.43, and Kyle Schnell in the 300 intermediate hurdles in 48.89.

The Commodores were second in the 3200 relay in 9:23.06, third in the 400 relay in 47.18, and third in the 1600 relay in 3:51.

Perry Central placed third in the five-team Dubois Relays Friday behind Northeast Dubois and Forest Park.

Huber and Taylor Mangrum won the high jump competition with a combined height of 11 feet, 8 inches.

Piper and Paulin won the shot put for the Commodores' only other first place.

Huber hurt his ankle at the end of the 400 relay and sat out the rest of the meet but "I think he'll be OK," said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

Perry Central, 28-7, will compete in the PLAC meet at Mitchell Friday at 5 p.m.