Lady Braves Capture Regional Track & Field Championship

On Saturday, May 27, 2017, the Lady Braves made Indian Hill Track & Field history by winning the Southwest Regional Championship. The last time the Lady Braves came close to such an accomplishment was in 1998 when they were Runners-up.

The Ladies began the day with Anna Podojil winning the 100M (12.15), and just 10 minutes later, Anna anchored the 800M relay, which included Karen Folz, Margo David and Ellie Podojil, that finished third, qualified to the state meet and set a new school record (1:45.43).

The next event was the 1600M run where Ashleigh Prugh utilized an excellent race strategy by staying with the pack, and running down 5 athletes in the final 250M to run a personal record (5:11.32) and secure the victory.

Anna was up again, and she won the 400M (:56.14) being 2 seconds faster than the second place finisher. Ellie Podojil set a personal record in the 300M Hurdles(:45.27), a new school record, and finished 2nd. Anna completed the sweep of the sprint events by winning the 200M (:24.50), and setting a new school record.

The team title came down to the 4x400M relay. The Lady Braves were up by 6 points on Versailles, and both teams had a relay team running. Louisa Klaserner, Ashleigh Prugh, Margo David and Ellie Podojil ran with determination. Versailles ended up 3rd place picking up 6 points to tie, but the Lady Braves finished 8th to capture 1 point and win the Championship 55 to 54. Awesome job!

The Ladies are the 2017 CHL, District and Regional Champions. Up next is the OHSAA State Championship meet in Columbus Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, 2017. Good Luck!

The Gentlemen Braves had a very respectable Regional meet finishing 11th out of 46 teams that scored. Mykal Bright finished 4th in the long jump by jumping a personal record (21’11.75”), and qualifying to the state meet. The 4 x 800M relay of Ben Bayless, Johnny Giroux, Devin Heffernan, and Patrick Giroux finished 5th to make the podium. Newcomer to track, West Gardner ran a personal record (:51.45) in the 400M to finish 6th, and earned a regional medal. Ben Bayless and Devin Heffernan both earned medals in the 3200M run. Ben was 3rd securing a spot at the state meet, and Devin finished 7th. Ben Bayless will be making a third consecutive trip to state competition this school year, Cross country, Indoor track and now outdoor track. Mykal will jump at 9:30 AM on Friday, June 3, and Ben will run on Saturday, June 4 at 2:45 PM. Good Luck!

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Track & Field Records

Event BOYS Time Year Event GIRLS Time Year
100M T. Edington 00:10.9 1993   100M Anna Podojil 00:11.95 2017
  V. Fuggetta 00:10.9 2010   100MH Kelly.Blanchard 00:15.0 1994
100MH J. Pedigo 00:16.3 1981   300MH Ellie Podojil 00:45.27 2017
110MH Krishna Athota 00:15.5 1993   200M Anna Podojil 00:24.44 2017
200MH Josh Cooper 00:39.62 1997   400M Anna Podojil 00:54.81 2017
200M Jon Eberle 00:22.4 2008   400MR Brooke Rogers 00:50.88 2006
400M Wells Coalfleet 00:50.53 2015     Joy Mayhams    
400MR Ivan Clemons 00:43.6 2000     Abby Zilch    
  Jeremy Hamilton         Jordan Jemison    
  Larry Beamon       800M Morgan Powers 02:20.88 2008
  Michael Gaughan       800MR Anna Podojil 01:45.43 2017
800M Jackson Kirk 01:55.11 2011   Ellie Podojil
800MR Ben Hall 01:31.19 2008   Karen Folz
  Justin Lockhart       Margo David
  Wali Morris       1600M Elizabeth Heinbach 05:11.05 2011
  Jon Eberle       1600MR Natalie Sommerville 04:04.17 2010
800MH J. Pedigo 4.08.00 1981     Susan Plunkett    
1600M Jackson Kirk 04:20.36 2011     Katie Hallahan    
1600MR Harrison Zwolshen 03:29.03 2014     Kasey Schumacher    
  Troy Schwab   3200M Elizabeth Heinbach 11:08.08 2011
  Drake Stimson   3200MR Michelle Wiley 09:52.2 2007
  Wells Coalfleet     Julia Clements    
3200M Ben Bayless 9:50.48 2017     Nevenka Grodzic    
3200MR Asif Rahman 08:17.07 2009     Morgan Powers    
  Jackson Kirk       Long Jump Dargie Anderson 18' 2.5" 1996
  Thomas Ernst       High Jump K. Blanchard 5' 7" 1994
  Richard Cooper       Shot Put T. Graig 38' 3" 1988
Long Jump Wali Morris 22' 1" 2008   Discus Dana Forbes 110' 10.25" 2001
High Jump Jon Spatz 6' 10" 2006   Pole Vault Susan Plunkett 7' 6" 2011
Shot Put J. Roudabush 58' 7.25" 1971        
Discus B. Jaques 152' 10" 1970        
Pole Vault Ben Hall 13' 8" 2008          

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