Huey leads Indiana girls to the crown Sports

MARION CENTER – This season, Abby Huey has something different.

Not only did Indiana’s junior junior run indoors for the first time this winter, she also became more aggressive with her training regimen. She is working on her craft at every opportunity and she is seeing the fruits of her work this season outdoors.

“I feel like my thinking has changed completely,” Huey said. “I think about college now and I understand that it has a lot. You can’t just go to practice for two hours and call it an afternoon. I still have a lot of work to do – lift, run. Compared to last year, my thinking has just changed. “

Although she failed to compete in her top two competitions, Huey still won a couple of individual competitions at the Indiana County Athletics Championships on Saturday when the Indiana girls won the team title for the first time in three years.

Participating in the county meeting for the first time since 2019, Indiana easily won the team title among girls, scoring 182 points, ahead of the field by more than 70 points.

The 2020 meeting was canceled and the Indians missed it in 2021 due to the large number of COVID cases in the team.

“It’s just fantastic to be back this year, just for these kids to get a chance to compete with a lot of local competitions,” Indiana coach Steve Cochran said. “We haven’t had a chance to do that in three years. It’s been three years since we’ve been here, so it’s been nice to come back, for sure. “

River Valley sophomore Sarah McConnell may be involved in an extra load of Huey. She has also taken on more regulated workloads and she is also seeing results.

McConnell was the only athlete to win three competitions, and she was recognized as the most outstanding athlete on the track. She won 400 with a personal best time of 1: 00.56, 200 (28.19) and a high jump (5-0).

“400 was amazing,” McConnell said. “My coach told me,‘ You can reach below 60, ’and I was pretty consistent. I scored 62 points. It’s going down, but not for a second, so coming here and running 60 is weird. I worked so hard for it, trying to last a minute. “

Junior “Homer-Center” Justley Sharp won the discus kick (132-3) and the shot put (41-8) to earn the “Outstanding Athlete” award. Two days after the Penn Relays competition she continued to move 130 feet in discus and 40 feet in shooting.

“That’s what you want to do to keep it consistent,” Sharpe said. “I try to keep those numbers going further, that’s the next goal, but now where they are, I was fine today. I was not disappointed. “

Huey won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.62 seconds, and also won the long jump by jumping 16 feet, 5½ inches before leaving the meeting early to make a prom in Indiana. At the same time she did not even have time to run in the 200 or 400 meters, her best competition.

Although she jumped in junior high, this season she participated in the long jump only the second time.

“Honestly, it was just to help my team,” Huey said. “I just wanted to get them a few points because I’m not going to be here at my main two events. I wanted to help them as much as I could. … I just ran out and jumped. I never practiced it, so I just ran out and did everything I could. ”

Teammate Lizzie Lubold also took a couple of first places for the Indians, winning the triple jump with a 31-4¾ jump and the javelin throw with a score of 116-7.

Also in several individual competitions won Lily Ryer of the Marion Center, who set the best personal times, winning in 1600 (5: 42.86) and 3200 (12: 42.35).

“I think today for me it was more about the times,” Ryer said. “It’s kind of going hand in hand, place and time. I knew that if I had some time, I would have to be near the front today. And I compared last season’s time to this and I’m happy where I am this year. I’m a little faster than I was last season at this time of year. “

Other individual winners that day were Hannah Cowburn of Indiana in the 100 hurdles (17.76), Sarah Marshall of United in the 300 hurdles (50.34), Reagan Ryan of the Marion Center in the 800 hurdles. (2: 25.24) and Apollo Ridge with Jesse Ridge in the hurdles. vault (9-6).

Back to top button