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Jeeps beat Commodores

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By Larry Goffinet

LEOPOLD - Sectional favorite Northeast Dubois won 10 of 16 events to beat Perry Central 95-69 in boys track Thursday.

Cannelton also competed and scored three points on T.J. James' 115-foot-2 second-place discus throw.

Nick Huber won three events for Perry Central.

He ran the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.91 seconds and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.15.

He cleared 6 feet, 4 inches to win the high jump.

He did not run the 1600 relay, as a calf muscle he strained earlier in the season "started hurting a little bit," said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett.

The Commodores also won both throwing events. Jake Paulin took the discus with a 120-foot-10 throw and Robbie Piper won the shot put at 50 feet, 9 inches.

Paulin took second in the shot put with a 46-foot-6 throw.

Perry Central usually wins the distance races but Northeast Dubois star Dustin Betz took the 1600 and 3200.

Betz, the only boy in Southwestern Indiana to run the 3200 in under 10 minutes this year, won it in 9:57.70.

Teammate Josh Genet, who has the second fastest 3200 time in Southwestern Indiana this year, placed second in 10:27.42.

Perry Central's Corey Kimball beat Genet in the 1600, placing second in 4:48.13.

Kimball took third in the 3200 in 10:39.00.

Perry Central's Todd Gehlhausen, Ian Bashor, Michael Ernst and Reuben Schwartz won the 3200 relay in 8:58.

Ernst placed second in the 400 dash in 53.83, more than two seconds slower than his best.

He was one of several Commodores running their fourth meet in seven days (including a freshman-sophomore meet).

"I could tell everybody was just exhausted," said Perry Central Coach Jason Barnett. "I'm going to give them the day off (Friday)."

Gehlhausen placed second in the 800 in 2:08.44.

The Commodores' Aaron James placed second in the 100 in 11.81 and the 200 in 24.86. Dakota Huff took third in the 100 in 12.20.

T.J. Hall placed third in the long jump at 17 feet, 7 inches.

Perry Central, 19-3, will run a triangular meet at South Spencer Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.