Brownsburg Earns First State Team Title in History

Having athletes in 14 of the 16 events and scoring in 10 of those events, putting Brownsburg in one of the best positions to earn a state team title. The Bulldogs scored 55 points, holding off the Greyhounds of Carmel who attempted to win it in the final event, but came up short scoring 50 points for the day. 

The boys state meet saw 3 new state meet records, with one mark being an all-time state record.

-- Kicking off the day, the Bloomington North relay squad of D'Onofrio, Clark, Pierce and Winders ran a time of 7:37.24. Winders, just a freshman, anchored in a time of 1:50.24. Zionsville, also ran under the previous record in a time of 7:37.84. Those times after this weekends competition sit 3rd and 5th in the national rankings 

-- The Brownsburg 4x100 team of Cooper, Handy, Heldman and Calhoun, bettered their time from regionals running to a 40.70 to break a 41 year old state meet record previously set at 41.02 by Gary Roosevelt in 1982. With 3 out of the 4 returning next year the team believes they can move that mark to an even faster time. 

-- Narrowly grabbing the 400 meter record, Nayyir Newash-Campbell ran a 46.98 to break Olympian David Neville's record from 2002 of 46.99. 

In the distance races, it started out looking like the Martin Barco show after took the win in the 1600 in a time of 4:07.45, closing in just 57.28, ahead of Cameron Todd (4:08.76) and Kole Mathison (4:09.44).

In the 800, Barco won section 1 in a time of 1:52.70, which would be good for an overall 3rd place finish behind Nate Killeen who clocked a 1:51.84 and Caleb Winders in 1:52.68. Worth noting is Winders lowered his own freshman state record in this race as well. 

In what looked like a cross country state meet repeat situation, Kole Mathison and Tony Provenzano went 1-2 in the 3200. Mathison narrowly missing the state meet record, crossing in 8:53.18 in his 3rd event of the day. 

Over in the field, Cody Johnston of Hobart was looking to more than just repeat as the champ in the pole vault. The senior wanted to go after the state meet record of 17-6.25. He entered the competition at 16ft, where everyone else exited. He cleared 17 feet, and moved the bar straight to 17-6.5, unfortunately missing on all three attempts. He adds on the most decorated high school career from the Johnston family, having won two state titles now. 

Luke Himes of Heritage Christian took 1st in the shot put after taking 5th in the discus. The junior tossed 65-1.5 and 173-10. It would be Seamus Malaski of Crown Point who would win the disc with a throw of 187-08. 

Alex Meyer, a senior from Angola, won the long jump with a 24-2 jump. He also took 4th in the high jump and was on Angola's 4x4 who placed 14th. 

Bode Gilkerson cleared 7ft in the high jump to repeat as the champion.