Norby, Hankenson highlight Bellmont indoor track

Staff Writer

BLOOMINGTON — The final indoor track meet of the year saw some successful Bellmont runners and throwers. Of the 42 girls team, the Squaws finished in 21st. Local competition Concordia Lutheran, Norwell and Heritage placed ahead of BHS, while Woodlan, Bishop Luers and Churubusco were lower in the ranks.

Ryne Norby and Tony Ordway led the boys to 11th place out of 17.

Norby, a junior at Bellmont, placed third in the long jump with a personal record 9 feet. Norby also placed third in the high jump with a 6'3 jump. He was the anchor of the 4x400 relay, with Lucas Juengel, Ben Frantz and Tanner Walker. The 10th place finish came in a season best 3:37.3.

Ordway earned a new personal record in the shot put. His 47'10.5" throw landed him an eighth place finish.

According to girls head coach Carl Risch, the results of the meet are promising considering how many students were absent due to Spring Break.

A talented Junior worth watching this season, Mia Hankenson qualified for the 60 meter hurdle with a 10.05, placing eighth, ahead of her predicted 13th place. her fifth place finish in the pole vault ties her best and Bellmont's current outdoor record, 9'6. Risch is confident that Hankenson can hit 10 feet this season, a new high for the school.

The girls 4x400 relay consisted of a makeshift lineup of Jordan Rhymer, Isabel Wilson, Ezraelle Zimmerman and Mackenzie McMahon came in eighth in 4:20.65.



Three South Adams Starfires found their way onto the leader boards. Zach Loshe and Dario Banuelos threw the shot put 43'6.75" and 41'11.5" respectively. Freshman Ali Smith jumped 15'4.25" and ran the 60 meter hurdles in 8.2 seconds.