DMS Girls win NHMLC title

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The DeKalb Middle School girls track team won the Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference Championship on Saturday at New Haven Middle School. It’s the Patriots’ first league title since 1990.




NEW HAVEN — The DeKalb Middle School girls track team won the Northeast Hoosier Middle Level Conference Track Meet on Saturday at New Haven High School. It’s the Patriots’ first conference title since winning three in a row from 1988-90, a span of 15 seasons. A collective effort by all of the athletes helped lead the Patriots to edge out Maple Creek by 5.5 points to earn the win. Many of the Lady Patriots ended their season with personal-best runs, jumps and/or throws.

DeKalb didn’t win any individual events, but the Patriots had five second-place finishers: Tyler Schwartz in the 800-meter run (2 minutes, 30.75 seconds) and 1,600 (5:29.06, breaking her own school record), Morgan Spade in the 100 hurdles (17.79), Grace Gorman in the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches) and Maddie Day in the discus (84-7).

Placing third were Bethany Kelley in the 400 (1:05.95) and the 1,600 relay team of Kelley, Claire Comfort, Schwartz and Lauren Beckmann (4:34.16). Finishing in fourth place were Beckmann in the 1,600 (5:36.88) and Kelley in the long jump (14-4).

Day was fifth in the shot put (26-9). Earning sixth-place finishes were Allison Marlowe in the 100 hurdles (19.0) and shot put (26-8), Kelley in the 100 (14.33), Brooke Lockwood in the high jump (4-6), Gorman in the long jump (13-7.25), Seirra Fike in the pole vault (5-6) and Sarah Fetter in the 800 (2:36.89).

The 400 relay team of Abigail Lynch, Jordan Stayer, Emily Parks and Lockwood finished eighth (50.05).

Other participants in the conference meet were Emily Lane, Brooke Wright and Shaina Ehmke.

Coaches for the Patriots are Jamie Curtis, Cindy Baughman, Cheyanne Baughman, Wade Buchs and Mike DeVos. Volunteer coaches are Dave Reimschisel, Quinton Althouse and Kelly Kruse.

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