Kicking off the night, the 4x800 relay looked to be North Central's as they led from lap one through lap 8. The final 15 meters solidified the winner though with Pendleton Heights kicking it in and taking the win in 7:54.64, just .4 of a second ahead of North Central. The relay team out of Lawrence North also advanced to the state meet finishing in 3rd.
In between the trials and the finals, discus completed. North Central's Chard Muhwanga threw 172' 5" to advance to state next Friday. James Smith(Cathedral) and Jaleel Patterson(Anderson) both also advanced throwing 156' 7" and 156' 5.5" respectively. Chard also advanced in the shot put finishing 3rd there.
After a delay in the trials, finals started at about 7:30pm. In the 110m Hurdles Daryl Black, a Pike junior, won in 14.64. Black and Maguire(NC) both hit the state standard time. The real excitement came through in the 3rd and 4th place athletes, Anderson's Jaien Webster and Heritage Christian's Jacob Snyder. These two boys tied, with 14.93. At discretion of the officials, both will advance to next week's state finals.
Pike's senior Jarel Shaw, took home the 100m dash title in a time of 10.84. Deangelo Mason(LN) and Isaiah Ware(NC) both also advanced to the state meet.
Parker Jones, the Pendleton Heights senior, had a phenomenal night as well, finishing 1st in both the 1600 and the 800. In the 1600, he finished in 4:21.91, blasting a final kick. Himself and the next two qualifiers zoomed around Ian Hunter in the last 150 meters to each earn their spot at next weekend's state meet. Cole Hocker(Cathedral) and Kyle Harris(LN) finished 2nd and 3rd.
Over at high jump, New Balance Indoors champ Rahman Minor placed 2nd, behind teammate Lawrence Mitchell who jumped 6ft 3in to advance to state next Friday. Delta Junior, Kyle Wills also advances jumping 6ft 1in.
In the 4x100 relay, Ben Davis, the team of all seniors, showed that their experience really works. Winning in 42.49 seconds. They beat out Pike and Speedway, by about 2/10th of a second.
In the 3200m Ian Hunter(NC) stole the show, winning in 9:28.87 a second ahead of Brebeuf senior, Joshua Urban. Pendleton Heights sent one more runner to state with Luke Upton placing 3rd with a time of 9:33.80.
Cole Maguire(NC) looked strong all the way through the 300m Hurdles, finishing just a second before Luke Sanders(Cath.) in a time of 38.77. The host school also advanced Malcolm Corbett.
Senior Deangelo Mason had already made it to state in the 100 earlier, but came back to also advance in the 200m, winning in 22.19. Just a mere .24 ahead of Muncie Central's Eliseus Young.
Frankie Young III looked to be going really long in long jump, jump 23 feet. 6.25 inches ahead of Speedway senior, Jacob Jones and 7 inches ahead of Brandt Applegate of Yorktown.
Isaiah Campbell(BD) won shot put with a throw of 52ft 8in. Throwing 5 inches further than NC's Ethan Alyea. Tyler Majors(LN) missed state by just one inch, losing to Muhwanga(NC).
Chatard, Brebeuf and Lawrence North are all sending vaulters to the state meet. Jalen Dochee(Chatard), cleared 13ft. Isaac Rhodes cleared 13ft as well taking 2nd place. Lawrence North sophomore Nathan Stone took home the win, vaulting 13ft 6in.
Back on the track, Isaiah Ware won the 400 in 49.16 just ahead of Cathedral senior Lucian Anderson and Delta's Michael Marling. All three advancing to Bloomington are in their final track season as high schoolers as well.
The host team continued their dominance winning the final event of the night in 3:21.33. Their 4x400 team included 3 individuals that had already won their individual events earlier in the night as well. Cathedral and Pike also pushed their teams to Friday's state meet as well.
North Central took home the regional title scoring 124 points. Lawrence North and Pike tied for 2nd with 59 points apiece.
Friday(5/2), the state meet kicks off in Bloomington at 3 pm with field events. The 3200 relay win run at 4:15 with trials to follow. Finals state at 6:15pm. Admission is $10 per person.