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Hendricks girls, Loper boys win elementary track and field championships

Every point mattered Monday at the Shelbyville Elementary Championships track and field meet at McKeand Stadium at Shelbyville High School.

Hendricks Elementary won the girls team title by one point over Coulston Elementary.

Loper Elementary (photo) captured the boys team title by six points over Coulston, 50-44.

Hendricks won three of the nine events contested, including both sprint races, and used its team depth to hold off Coulston for a 45-44 victory in the girls meet.

Annabelle Bringle won the 100-meter dash in 16.91 seconds. Coulston’s Makayla Tart was second at 16.99 with Loper’s Mila Eads in third (17.88).

Bringle’s teammate, Aris Buis, won the 200 in 35.71. Bringle was second in 35.46 while fellow Hendricks runner Mia McNicholas was third (37.28).

Hendricks’ other event winner was Lillyann Coleman in the long jump. Her best leap of five feet, 8.75 inches bested Hendricks’ Hannah Shouse (5-8.25) and Coulston’s Alessia Rolon (5-7).

Coulston’s Mia Boger won the 400 in 1:21.21. St. Joseph’s Jocelyn McFarland was runner-up in 1:22.15. McNicholas was third (1:22.43).

St. Joseph’s America Leon-Torres was first across the finish line in the 800 (3:15.07). Boger was second (3:22.66) while St. Joseph’s Maggie Kolkmeier finished third (3:49.69).

Coulston’s Chloe Caldwell won the 1,600 – the longest race of the event. She completed four laps around the McKeand Stadium track in 6:49.83. McFarland was second in 7:11.40. Shouse finished third (7:46.28).

Coulston won both relay races and set a meet record in winning the 1,600 relay.

The Comets’ time of 5:42.41 eclipsed the old record of 6:03.64 set by Hendricks in 2010.

Coulston also won the 400 relay in 1:09.48.

Loper’s Kailey Hinchman took first place in the softball throw. Her distance of 107-9 easily topped Coulston’s Murillo Villafranco (86-9) and St. Joseph’s Abby Gwinnup (86-0).

Loper Elementary also had three event wins to capture the boys team title.

Kellen Coffey was the fastest sprinter, winning the 100 in 15.54. He was followed across the finish line by classmates Caleb Agosto-Valentine (15.86) and Samuel Chapman (16.65).

Loper’s Skylar Sale won the 400 in 1:17.07. St. Joseph’s Bram Kolkmeier was runner-up (1:17.95). Coulston’s Kirato Kawakawi finished third (1:20.12).

Loper’s other event win came in the softball throw. Kellen Coffey’s best effort of 138-5 held off Hendricks’ Jake Fewell (130-4) and Loper’s Landon Brown (122-3) for first place.

Coulston’s Brayden Nigh won the 200 in 24.54. Loper’s Kendrick Hook (35.0) and Chapman (35.6) were second and third, respectively.

Coulston’s Alex Staker was the top distance runner, taking first place in the 800 (2:58.3) and 1,600 (6:16.75).

Fewell was runner-up in the 800 (3:05.43) with Kolkmeier finishing third (3:08.47).

St. Joseph’s Camden Thoman finished second in the 1,600 (6:23.25) and Loper’s Chase Mulrooney was third (7:32.38).

Thoman won the long jump event (7-4.25). Coulston’s Lane Haehl (6-2.75) and Loper’s Jaxon Scheffe (5-11) placed second and third.

St. Joseph won the 400 relay in 1:06.25.

Coulston took first place in the 1,600 relay in 5:56.09.

All participants were fourth- and fifth-graders at one of the four elementary schools in Shelbyville.