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TRACK: BNL’s Garrison signs with Purdue

BNL's Matt Garrison

BNL’s Matt Garrison

State runner-up in long jump

now bound to be a Boilermaker

By Justin Sokeland

TheHHCSports.com

Bedford North Lawrence senior Matt Garrison officially became a Boilermaker on Monday afternoon.

Garrison, last year’s state runner-up in the long jump, signed his national letter of intent to run track for Purdue University. He plans to major in civil engineering.

“It’s really the only visit I went on, and all it took was one visit,” Garrison said after autographing the valuable piece of paper. “It’s a great school athletically and academically.”

Garrison finished second with a jump in 23-2 ¼ in the state finals at Indiana University in June, just three inches behind Eastern (Greentown) senior Grant Cole. Garrison is now setting his sights on the state finals record of 24-7 ¾, set by Kokomo’s Frank Young in 1995.

BNL's Matt Garrison poses with his parents while signing his national letter of intent to run track for Purdue University. Photo courtesy of Danielle Page

BNL’s Matt Garrison poses with his parents Rusty Garrison and Amy Jeffries while signing his national letter of intent to run track for Purdue University.
Photo courtesy of Danielle Page

“I’m working my butt off to get there,” he said.

Garrison’s versatility could make him a valuable addition to the Purdue program. He also runs sprints and relays, and that could lead him to becoming a decathlete in college. The decathlon, a combination of 10 different events, is not part of high school competition.

Garrison is currently averaging 9.9 points per game (and shooting 64.8 percent) for the basketball team.

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BOYS TRACK: Garrison 2nd in state long jump

Matt Garrison

Matt Garrison

BLOOMINGTON – Bedford North Lawrence junior Matt Garrison finished second in the long jump during the IHSAA state meet Friday at Indiana University.

Garrison set a school record with a leap of 23-2 1/4. Eastern Greentown’s Grant Cole won the title at 23-5 1/4.

Boys track state meet results

Other BNL results included:

Nathan Herr was 26th in the 400-meter race in 52.08.

BNL’s team of Corbin McCullough, Brian Young, Arthur Cross-Najafi and Aaron Zollman was 26th in the 3200 relay in 8:22.68.

Nathaniel Dotts was 22nd in the 200 in 23.17 seconds.

BNL did not finish in the 1600 relay.

Among competitors from the Hoosier Hills Conference:

Floyd Central’s Codie Hamsley won the discus with a throw of 194 feet.

New Albany’s Jermaine Parrish, the defending champion in the 100-meter dash, was eighth in that event in 11.05 seconds.

Jeffersonville’s Tyrell Dowell, the top seed, was third in the 400 in 48.11 seconds.

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BOYS TRACK: Bloomington Regional results

Results from Thursday night’s regional at Bloomington North:

Boys track regional

The top three finishers in each event qualified for the state finals at Indiana University on May 31.

Bedford North Lawrence qualified:

3200 meter relay: second in 8:12.07 (Corbin McCullough, Aaron Zollman, Brian Young and Arthur Cross-Najafi set a new school record)

400 meter: Nathan Herr, third in 51.59

Long jump: Matt Garrison, third 21-4 3/4

200 meter: Nathaniel Dotts, third in 22.58

1600 relay: second in 3:25.90 (Corbin McCullough, Matt Garrison, Aaron Zollman, Nathan Herr)

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BOYS TRACK: BNL sectional results

Results from the IHSAA boys track sectional at BNL:

Boys track results

BNL winners included:

Nathaniel Dotts, 200 meter (22.38)

Nathan Herr, 400 meter (51.39)

BNL 400 relay team of Herr, Dotts, Matt Garrison and Evan Lee (44.03, meet record)

BNL 1600 relay team of Garrison, Herr, Corbin McCullough and Aaron Zollman (3:27.92, meet record)

BNL 3200 relay team of McCullough, Zollman, Arthur Cross-Najafi and Brian Young (8:16.61)

Garrison, long jump (21-8)

Michael Flynn, shot put (46-5 1/2)

Seymour won the team title with 126 points while BNL was second with 125.5

Bloomington North will host the regional, with the top four qualifiers from each sectional event, on May 23.

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BOYS TRACK: HHC meet results

Winners from Thursday’s Hoosier Hills Conference meet:

Boys HHC meet

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TRACK: BNL wins New Albany Relays

Results from Thursday night’s New Albany Relays:

New Albany Relays

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BNL TRACK: Results from Seymour meet

Results from Thursday night’s boys and girls track meet at Seymour:

Girls winners

Boys winners