Over the weekend, six athletes from across Grant County capped off what has been another excellent track and field season, recording top-10 finishes in eight events at the boys and girls state track and field meets on Friday and Saturday in Bloomington.
Oak Hill senior Sammy Sommers ended his storied high school career with three of those eight top-10 finishes to go along with two medals. He placed fifth in the long jump, seventh in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.85, and 10th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 39.37.
Coming off his state runner-up finish in the 400 a season ago, Tahj Johnson put together another top-10 finish on Friday, placing sixth with a time of 48.60. Johnson also placed 23rd in the long jump.
Marion’s Zaimar Burnett medaled after a 6th place finish in the 200 (21.87), while Eastbrook’s Clay Dalton also medaled in the shot put, finishing seventh with a toss of 53’4”. Mississinewa’s Brennan Butche placed ninth in the 1600 (4:17.02) and 15th in the 3200 (9:27.79), and Madison-Grant’s AJ Jones finished 16th in the shot put with a toss of 50’10¾’’.
On Saturday in the girls meet, M-G’s Payton Freel placed 10th in the shot put with a throw of 40’¾”, while Mississinewa’s Beth Lucas finished 19th in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 46.88.