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Records fall in Hardin-Central sweep of CLAA meet

Lisa Stellansdottir and Clif Kugler won the Robert Simpson Gold Shoe Award at Wednesday’s CLAA track meet held in Chillicothe. Both earned the maximum 40 points as Hardin-Central earned a sweep of the team titles. (Photo by Paul Sturm/Chillicothe Constitution/Tribune.)

Lisa Stellansdottir and Clif Kugler won the Robert Simpson Gold Shoe Award at Wednesday’s CLAA track meet held in Chillicothe. Both earned the maximum 40 points as Hardin-Central earned a sweep of the team titles. (Photo by Paul Sturm/Chillicothe Constitution/Tribune.)

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

Both Hardin-Central track teams dominated the CLAA meet held Wednesday at Chillicothe. The Bulldogs piled up 307 points with Southwest Livingston County finishing a distant second with 80 points. Northwestern took third place in the seven-team field with 38 points. The race for the girls’ title was a bit closer with the Lady Bulldogs edging Northwestern, 130-125, for the top spot. Southwest picked up 58 points for third place.

Five meet records fell with Riley Gorham and Lisa Stellansdottir re-writing two apiece, while Wyatt Craven set one.

Gorham, the Bulldog freshman, won the 800 and 1,600 with new records. He crossed the line in the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 51.6 seconds and won the 800 with a time of 2:08.3. He also took first in the 3,200 with a time of 11:10.10. Craven took the 400 meters in a record time of 52.2, and was second in the triple jump. Stellansdottir set her new records in field events to go along with her two other first-place finishes for the afternoon. The senior set new marks in winning the long jump (16 feet, ½ inch) and the triple jump (34-6), in addition to winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.1 and the 200-meter dash with 29.1.

Craven also won the 100-meter dash with 11.7, with teammate Rhyler Estenbaum just .1 behind to take second, and Nick Perriman finished fourth. Craven grabbed another first-place finish in the 200 with 24.8, with Spencer Wheeler taking second in 25.1 and Perriman was fifth. Clif Kugler grabbed four first-place finishes for Hardin-Central – triple jump (37-9), long jump (18-9), shot put (43-9 ½) and high jump (6-2).

The complete story is in the Thursday, May 1, 2014 Richmond News.

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