Boys Track & Field
2018 Season Preview
The 2018 boys track and field team enters the season with lofty goals and expectations; defending the Circle City Conference Championship, improving on 2017’s 3rd place Sectional finish and continuing a streak of 16 consecutive years represented at the IHSAA State Championships to name a few. The team boasts plenty of fire power with the potential to get the job done. Myles Lyngh is a returning Conference champ and Regional qualifier whose 800m time currently ranks #8 on the school’s all-time list. Nick Perkins is a returning Sectional Champion and State qualifier in the 3200m; Perkins’ 3200m time ranks #4 in school history. Long jumper Sam Sedgwick should also be a big meet scorer as he is defending Conference champ and Regional qualifier; ranking #3 all time in school history.
This team has senior veterans leading the way and should be competitive across all events. The hurdle events should be strong as seniors Nicholas Plahitko (#2 all time in 110h and Regional qualifier) and Ethan Newett lead a group of young, first time hurdlers into competition. In addition to Sedgwick in the jumps, the team returns 2X Regional qualifier Cade Mitchell in high jump (#5 all time) and Conference runner-up Hayden Moran in pole vault. Middle Distance should be a strength of the team with senior Chandler Gibson, junior Grant Latimer and sophomore Owen Herndon teaming up with Lyngh to handle the 800, 4X800 and 1600m events.
The throwers have been strong for the Rebels in recent years, having qualified two discus throwers to the State meet in the past 4 years. This year Dylan Holok gets his opportunity in the event. Several senior first year throwers (Jones Asher, Cade Morgan and Luke Hanley) should compete to round out the shot and disc competitors. The sprints could be an area of improvement for the team despite losing 2X state 400m qualifier Gabe Otley to graduation. Michael Dill returns with the top 100m time while a group of juniors, Nick Johnson, Brandon White, Dan Woodruff and Austin Johnson have made major gains this off season and should be able to provide some big points in sprints and sprint relays.