At the Mount Vernon sectional, in Fortville, Indiana there were 12 teams and almost 400 athletes scheduled to compete. Lawrence North was the favorite going into the meet, having won last year with 183 points. Since 2014 Lawrence North hasn't lost at a sectional meet, two of those 3 at the Mt. Vernon sectional and one at the North Central(Indianapolis) sectional. In 11 of the 16 events being contested, Lawrence North held the top seed with three of the athletes having hit the state standard already in their events. Senior DeAngelo Mason held 4 of these spots, in the 300 Hurdles, 400, 200 and the 100 dash. Mason has hit the state standard in the 100m and the 200m dashes.
To kick off the night, just like every other track meet, we had the 3200 relay. Lawrence North was seeded first and the team had high expectations to come and win this event. Unfortunately the race did not go as planned for the team, with Pendleton Heights taking first in a jog finish in a time of 8:20.67. Pendleton ran two sophomores and two seniors to complete this event.
Next up the 110m Hurdle finals, Anderson got their first points of the night, sweeping finals with Jaien Webster(15.53) and Stephen McGee(16.16) finishing 1-2.
The favorite of the 100, DeAngelo Mason, proved why he earned that number one seed spot crossing the line in 11.24. Her beat out Anderson's Avery Malone by less than .3 of a second. His teammate Joseph Wills crossed in 3rd to advance to regionals with him.
Throughout the 1600m it looked as if the sectional record holder, Parker Jones would take the win for the second year in a row. This was until about the last 125 meters, when Lawrence North's Kyle Harris, started to really kick it in. The two seniors raced it all the way to the line, with the win coming down to the lean. Kyle Harris took home the sectional win in 4:26.22, just .01 fast than Jones. Sophomore Luke Upton, Pendleton Heights, also advances to regionals with his teammate, Parker Jones.
Jones came back in the 800, this time he was determined not to lose. He led the race from gun to finish. Putting distance between him and the rest of the field in the last 300m. He crossed the line in 1:58.64, 3 seconds ahead of Liberty Christian's Kishpaugh.
Lapel senior, Hunter Loller knocked Mason off in the 400, winning with a time of 50.98.
Over at pole vault, Lawrence North swept the competition. Sophomore Nathan Stone, vaulted over 15ft for a new sectional record by 6 inches. The record was previously set back in 2008 by Tucker Field of Mt. Vernon.
Another record was broken at a field event, this time at long jump. Tyneilus Morrow of Anderson, jumped 22 ft 1.5 in to break his old record of 21 ft 9 in set just last year. Morrow also won the 200, beating LN's Mason with a time of 22.57.
At shot put LN's Tyler Majors came close to tying the record, throwing 53ft 6.75in. He out threw the competition by over 5ft!
Lawrence North went home with another sectional trophy to add to the case, scoring 178 points to Anderson's 136. This is LN's 4th consecutive sectional win and 15th sectional win all-time. The last time they won their regional was back in 2003, when they also won state as well under coach Bob Potter.