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The Bellmont girls won the events they expected to win Tuesday evening in a Northeast Hoosier Conference track triangular with Homestead and East Noble at Bob Worthman Stadium but they still fell far behind the other teams in the final score.
With seven first place finishes, Homestead squeaked past East Noble 66 to 62.5. Despite six blue ribbons, the Squaws managed just 38.5 points (30 coming on the first place finishes). Bellmont did not get any second place ribbons while picking up three thirds and three fourth place spots.
Bellmont's top runner, Alexis Harvey survived a strong challenge from Ari Nelson of Homestead in the 100 and 200 dashes to win her specialty events. She edged Nelson :12.1 to :12.4 in the 100 and :25.3 to :26.0 in the 200.
Coach Carl Risch juggled his line-up a bit and opted to run Harvey in the 400 dash instead of the 4 x 100 relay and his judgment proved to be sound as Harvey picked up yet another first place ribbon in that event in 1:00.6, only 1.48 seconds over the school record.
The Bellmont girls will return to action Saturday as they travel to Churubusco to participate in the Turtle Town Invitational starting at 9 a.m.
First place finishes in the boys NHC meet at Homestead were even more difficult for Bellmont with Evan Boucher claiming the only blue ribbons with a 10:26 run in the 3200 event. He also posted a season best time of 4:55 in the 1600 race which was good for third.
Bellmont's Will Mahlan scored a pair of second place finishes in the pole vault and the 400 meter run. In the pole vault, Mahlan just tipped the bar at a try of 11'0 and settled for a 10'6 leap. He posted a :54.3 time in the 400 race.
The next meet for the Bellmont boys will be at the Heritage Relays Friday evening.