Records Aplenty at Nike Hoosier State Relays (Large Schools)


Recapping the Nike Hoosier State Relays, where records were not just broken but rewritten, showcasing the incredible talent of Indiana's high school athletes. This year's event was a testament to the dedication and skill of these competitors, as they pushed themselves to the limit and beyond.

Join us as we relive the moments of triumph, the displays of sportsmanship, and the creation of new legends at the Nike Hoosier State Relays (Large Schools)!


Bloomington North Sets New US #1 4x800m Time

The Bloomington North boys team of Caelan D'Onofrio, Jack Holden, Dominic D'Onofrio, and Caleb Winders set a new U.S. #1 time in the 4x800m with their time of 7:43.08. This beat the old #1 time from Nike Indoor Nationals set by McCallie High School in Tennessee with their time of 7:44.40. Their time of 7:43.08 is also a new Indiana Indoor Track and Field record, beating the old record of 7:46.04 from the Columbus North boys team in 2022. 

Dominic Calhoun Dashes His Way Into the Record Books

Calhoun a senior at Brownsburg High School, dashed his way into the record book in the 60m finals where he finished 1st with a time of 6.74. His time of 6.74 was a 0.08 second PR over his time of 6.82 from February. He then established a new PR of 6.80 in the prelims before breaking his PR again in the finals. His time of 6.74 also broke the previous large school meet record of 6.76 set by Isaac Guerendo in 2018. His time is #2 in overall meet history only behind Jasiah Rogers with a time of 6.68. 

Jila Vaden Dominates the Competition

Vaden dominated the competition and established her own elite club at the same time at the Hoosier State Relays. Vaden finished 1st in the long jump with a mark of 20' 0.5", winning by over a foot. In doing so, Vaden became the first girl to jump over 20 feet in meet history. She broke the long time meet record of 19' 7.5" from Leag Eber set in 2006. She now ranks tied for 9th nationally in the long jump this season. 

Hamilton Southeastern Girls Win the 4x800m

The Hamilton Southeastern girls team consisting of Elizabeth Butler, Addison Smith, Maggie Powers and Ciara Kepner demolished the competition in the 4x800m, beating the nearest competitor by 7 seconds and establishing a new meet record of 9:18.64. This beat the previous record of 9:18.95 set by the Brownsburg girls team in 2018. Their time currently ranks 27th nationally this indoor season. 

Homestead Girls Cruise at All Distances for DMR Record

Demolishing the competition and the former meet record was just a days work for Caterina Perego, Dominica Casini, Lucy Kramer, and Addison Knoblauch. Those four girls combined the run the distance medley relay in a new meet record time of 12:07.36, beating the competition by over 12 seconds and beating the old meet record by four seconds. The old record was established in 2007 by the Westfield girls with a time of 12:11.16. 

Hamilton Southeastern Sets Another Meet Record

Another relay and another record for the Hamilton Southeastern girls. This time it was a team of Ciara Kepner, Addison Smith, Anissa Lammie, and Chloe Senefeld crushing the competition and the meet record. They finished with a time of 3:53.03 in the 4x400m, beating the competition by over 6 seconds and beating the former meet record by less than a second. The former meet record was 3:53.77 set by Lawrence Central in 2012. 

Tyler Tarter Joins Elite Company

Tarter joined some elite company as the Hoosier State Relays and even eclipsed them with a record breaking performance in the 60m hurdles. Tarter finished 1st overall with a time of 7.81, winning by 0.11 seconds. He became only the second boy in meet history to break 7.90 seconds, alongside the now former meet record holder in John Colquitt (7.85). This was a big improvement over his old PR of 8.05 coming into the season. He now ranks tied for 9th nationally this indoor season. 

Michael Griffith Continues Hamiltons Record Setting Ways

Continuing the record setting ways of Hamilton Southeastern at the meet, Griffith set a new meet record mark in the long jump with his jump of 23' 7.5", not only being a 6-inch PR for Griffith, but also a new meet record by just an inch. The old record was set by Antonio Villegas with a jump of 23' 6.5" in 2014. Griffith with his new PR and meet record in hand, now ranks tied for 19th nationally this indoor season for the long jump.