Nike Hoosier State Relays Small Schools Records Recap


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 (Small Schools)!


Emarie Jackson Dominates the Competition

Jackson dominated in the girls shot put event, throwing a mark of 49' 4" which was almost four and a half feet ahead of the runner-up. In fact, the three legal throws that Jackson had were all further than the runner-up mark. With her mark of 49' 4", Jackson smashed the old record of 46' 10" by Cassandra Wertman from 2012. This was her second best throw of all-time in the shot put, only bested by her mark of 50' 3.5" from last month. 

Bishop Chatard Smashes the 4x200m Competition

The Bishop Chatard team consisting of Kalen Sargent, Keaton Kuehr, Phoenix Boyer, and Sam Feeney smashed the competition at the small school 4x200m race, running a time of 1:30.10 to win by almost two and a half seconds. Their nearest competitor Delta High School, finished with a time of 1:32.51. They also smashed the previous small school record of 1:31.89 held by Concordia Lutheran from 2017. Their time of 1:30.10 puts them #11 all-time for the Hoosier State Relays, just 0.02 seconds outside the top ten. 

Luke Himes Caps Off Stellar Indoor Season

Himes, a senior at Heritage Christian High School, broke the small school shot put record at the meet with a massive throw of 66' 8". With his throw of 66' 8", Himes now has the #2 small or large school shot put mark at the Hoosier State Relays all-time, only behind Tucker Smith with a throw of 69' 0.25" from 2022. With his mark of 66' 8" heat beat his previous meet record of 63' 6.75". Himes' record-breaking performance concludes a stellar indoor season, where he claimed ten shot put titles and suffered just one defeat, finishing 3rd at New Balance Nationals Indoor. 

Ann Elise Sloan Clears the Bar for PV Record

A junior for Evansville Central, cleared the bar at 12' 0" to break the 11-year-old Hoosier State Relay small school pole vault record previously held by Sophie Brown at 11' 10". Sloan cleared 10' 6", 11' 0", 11' 7", and 12' 0" all on one attempt before bowing out at 12' 3". This capped off an unbeaten indoor season for Sloan, going three for three in her pole vault competitions. It also ranks her tied for 6th in Indiana this indoor season for the event.