The Northview Knights boys team won a three-way meet on Tuesday night, scoring 77 points compared to 69 for Edgewood and 21 for Lighthouse Christian.
Senior sprint standout Ethan Linton had a hand in three victories for the Knights. He led the field in the 100 meters, winning with a time of 11.52. Ben Girton was second in 11.62, while Liam Jones was fourth in 11.88. Linton also took the top spot in the Long Jump competition, with a best distance of 20′ 1″. Lance Rector was the runner-up in the event, going 17′ 5″. And finally, Linton anchored the winning 4×100 relay team that also included Liam Jones, Ben Girton, and Tucker Stewart. The victorious squad ran a time of 44.88 to capture the win. In the last individual sprint event of the evening, Girton and Jones were able to grab second and third place, respectively, in the 200 meter dash. Girton’s time was 23.92, while Jones ran a 24.11. Finally, the 4×400 team of Keaton Butts, Kody Smith, Jarrett Combs, and Marcus Duregger finished in second place with a time of 3:42.
Senior Hunter Ragan did his part as well, scoring a victory in the 400 meter dash. His time of 54.15 outpaced the second place time of Freshman Keaton Butts (54.72). Hunter also scored a tie for first in the High Jump competition, clearing 5′ 8″, while Jarrett Combs cleared the same height for a fourth place finish (based on misses). And Lance Rector continued his strong season in the Pole Vault, where his leap of 13′ 0″ easily scored the victory. Freshman Thomas “TG” Gearld earned third place with a jump of 9′ 0″.
Senior Quinton Hayes scoread a pair of runner-up finishes in both of the hurdle races, running strong times of 17.10 (110 hurdles) and 43.43 (300 hurdles). Gaidj Evans ran a time of 18.30 in the 110s, securing fourth place, while his younger brother Taelur also grabbed a scoring spot with his fourth place finish in the 300 hurdles (45.17).
While Senior Cam Trout was off accepting the award for being the best cross-country runner in the Wabash Valley, his distance teammates picked up some key points in those events. Freshman Kody Smith ran a time of 5:06 in the mile to finish third, while Junior Tyler McNabb finished fourth in 5:07. In the 3,200, it was McNabb this time leading the Knights brigade with a third place finish in 11:34. And in the 800, it was Smith again pacing the Knights with another third place finish in 2:15, with fellow Freshman Will Rindone coming in fourth with a time of 2:19.
Finally, the throwing crew was able to pick up some crucial points in their two events. In the Discus, Senior Jacob Dean threw 99′ 7″ to earn second place. He equaled that finish in the Shot Put with a toss of 37′ 10″, while Sophomore Evan Dutrow was third with a throw of 36′ 3″ to join in the scoring affair.
The Knights return to their home track on Saturday morning, when Terre Haute South, Terre Haute North, and West Vigo come over for Big 4 action beginning at 10:00 a.m.