2024 Indiana Girls Regionals - Top Performances


We are excited to showcase the standout performances from the recent regional competitions, highlighting the exceptional athletes who have earned their place at the Indiana State Track and Field Championships! These competitors have demonstrated unparalleled skill, determination, and sportsmanship, securing their spots among the state's elite.

Our top performers have consistently pushed their limits and delivered extraordinary results, embodying the true spirit of athletic excellence. As they prepare to take on the best in the state, they carry with them the pride and unwavering support of our entire community. Join us in celebrating their achievements and cheering them on as they aim for greatness at the state championships. 


Vaden and Smith Both Go Over Twenty Feet in the LJ

For the first time in Indiana state history, two girls went over 20 feet in the long jump at the same meet. Jila Vaden and Laila Smith, accomplished this historical feet, with jumps of 20' 4.25" from Vaden and 20' 0" from Smith. In accomplishing this feat, Smith became just the 4th girl in Indiana state history to jump 20 feet or higher, alongside Vaden, Promysse Hoosier and Tonya Sedwick. 

All-Time Indiana Girls LJ Marks

Warren Central High School
Warren Central High School
Jeffersonville High School
Warren Central High School

With their new PRs, Vaden now ranks 17th nationally this season and Smith ranks tied for 34th. 


Lafayette Regional 800m Settled By Slim Margins

When the top four finishers are separated by less than half a second, you know it was a good race. That was the case at the Lafayette regional where the top four girls finishers in the 800m were separated by 0.31 seconds total. Ciara Kepner, Brinkley Cooper, Summer Rempe, and Henny Schminke all finished under 2:16, with Kepner taking the win at the line by just 0.03 seconds. Al four girls are among the best in Indiana with Rempe ranking #12, Kepner ranking #14, Cooper #16, and Schminke #18. 

Hadley Lucas Hits the Olympic Trial Standard...Again

Hitting the Olympic Trial standard for the second time this season, Hadley Lucas dominated at Regional 7 in Bloomington North. Lucas won both the shot put and discus titles, staying undefeated in the process. In the shot put, she put up her second best throw of the season with a mark of 53' 4.5". In the discus is where she really stoodout though. Lucas with her throw of 175' 0", beat the regional record of 169' 5" set by Stacy Martin in 1999, beat her old PR by five feet, and met the Olympic Trail standard for the event. 

Her throw of 175' 0", she beat her old State Record in Indiana, now ranks tied for 3rd nationally this outdoor season, and ranks tied for 30th all-time for the event nationally. 


A Record Setting Day for Dede Eberle

Another standout athlete for Bloomington North, Dede Eberle set the Regional 7 meet ablaze, winning the same four events for the second year in a row. This year, Eberle dominated all her individual events, winning the 100m hurdles by 1.05 seconds, the 300m hurdles by 1.66 seconds and the long jump by 6.75 inches. Even in the 4x100m, her team won by 1.03 seconds. A through domination by Eberle and her team. 

Event2024 Mark/Time2023 Mark/TimePlace
100m Hurdles14.1214.431st
300m Hurdles45.2645.321st
4x100m Relay48.5848.681st
Long Jump18' 1.75"17' 6.25"1st


Southerland Dominates at Pike Regional

One of the states premier distance runners, Nicki Southerland continued her dominate championship season thus far at the Pike Regional 5, dominating both the 800m and 1600m races. In the 800m, Southerland finished with her second fastest time of the season in the event, with a time of 2:08.10, an 11.33 second win. In the 1600m, she finished with a time of 4:54.18, winning by over 10 seconds. Southerland currently ranks as the #1 runner in Indiana for the 800m, 1600m and #2 in the 3200m. 

Watch: Pike Regional 5 Girls 800m Final


Three Events, Three Wins for Kya Crooke

Kya Crooke did Kya Crooke things at the Pike Regional, winning all three individual events she competed in. She won the 100m dash, long jump and high jump this year. In the 100m dash, she finished with a time of 12.61, winning by 0.28 seconds. In the long jump she finished with a mark of 18' 4", winning by ten inches. Finally, in the high jump, she finished with a mark of 5' 6", winning by three inches. This is the second year winning all her events at Regionals, after winning 4 events last year. She has now won 8 regional titles in total. 

Kya Crooke Regional Career Results

Long Jump18' 4"1st2024
High Jump5' 6"1st2024
300m Hurdles44.341st2023
High Jump5' 8"1st2023
Long Jump18' 1"1st2023
High Jump5' 6"1st2022


Portage Regional 100m Excites with Two Girls Under 12-Seconds

In the most exciting 100m race of the regional competitions, both Kylee Marshall and Kenedi Bradley went under 12 seconds in a thrilling 100m dash final at the Portage Regional. It was Marshall taking the win with a new PR of 11.94 with Bradley also PRing with a time of 11.96. It was both girls first time under 12 seconds. Marshall currently ranks 11th in Indiana while BRadley is tied for 12th. 

Portage Regional - Girls 100m Dash Finals