BLOOMINGTON | Sweat and sun was all over the face of Hanover Central junior Kayla York on Friday at the campus of Indiana University. A smile broke through as York considered all that she had accomplished.
At the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex, York finished fourth in the discus at the IHSAA state championships with a throw of 142-05.
She was ninth last year.
“I just didn't pop one like I usually do,” York said. “I can be happy with that.”
Lawrence Central's Adriana Brown won her second straight state title with a throw of 160-02. Brown is a senior. York can begin getting calls from colleges on July 1.
“Hopefully my phone will be ringing off the hook,” York said.
Jump high, drive fast: Bishop Noll's Asya Hobbs finished 20th in the high jump with a leap of 5-03. She didn't have time to celebrate much, though. The senior was jumping in the car to sprint back to Hammond for graduation on Friday night.
“I was jumping good, I looked good,” Hobbs said. “I felt like I could get the height, but I didn't. Graduation starts at 6 p.m. I have to get going. It's been a good four years. To come from a small school this was a great opportunity.”
Merrillville's Alivia Ash finished eighth in the high jump at 5-05. Hobart's Kara Cooke was 12th, also at 5-05. Merrillville's A'Leah Scott was 15th at 5-03.
And Lake Central's Alexandria Tyler was 21st at 5-01.
“I never get lucky with those,” Hobart's Cooke said of her last jump nudging the bar that bounced a few times before dropping. “I have another year. I'm happy but I wanted to do better.”
Ash finished 11th last year.
“It was nice to see so many familiar faces,” Ash said.
C.P.'s Komasinski sets school record: Crown Point sophomore pole vaulter Amanda Komasinski set a school record with a vault of 11-3, which gave her a 12th-place finish.
“This was better than last year,” Komasinski said, since last year she didn't clear one jump. “I had more excitement than nerves.”
We're going to Disney, cough: Hobart's Cailin Trezak, Kaylee Gubricky, Celena Guerrero and Mindy Whidden dropped 12 seconds off their PR in the 3,200 Relay to finish fifth. But they weren't talking about going to Disney World after breaking the tape.
“I couldn't even talk I was so tired,” Whidden said after their time of 9:19.50.
“We'd been dropping all season,” Gubricky said.
“We were focused on the finish,” Trezak added.
Around the track: Kankakee Valley's Jenna Jungels was ninth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.45. Bishop Noll's Shana Cooper finished sixth in the 100 at 12.30. LaPorte's Elena Lancioni finished 13th in the 1,600 at 5:05.84. Portage's Kyra Ball was 18th in the same race at 5:08.81. And Hobart's Guerrero was 20th at 5:09.36. Bowman Academy's Ivorie Stalling, A'Tiyanna Fogle, Kylea Foster and Tychina Scott finished 15th in the 400 Relay at 49.28. Michigan City's Jasmine McLemore finished 15th in the 400 at 58.87. Chesterton's Desiree Bell finished 22nd in the 300 hurdles at 47.64. Crown Point's Kayla McGurk finished 14th in the 800 at 2:19.40. Bishop Noll's Shana Cooper finished fourth in the 200 at 25.16. In the 3,200 LaPorte's Lancioni (10:58.23) and Kailee Schoof (11:00.87) finished 11th and 12th respectively.
Around the field: Portage's Ashley Sosbe finished eighth in the discus with a throw of 138-03. Lowell's Nicole Kiszenia was 21st with a throw of 119-01. Merrillville's Jordan Stanley was 14th in the shot with a toss of 38-11. Lowell's Kiszenia was 16th at 38-06.