Bedford North Lawrence Girls Track


TRACK: Depth, distance the key for Star power

Matt Garrison flies toward the sand during the long jump competition. Garrison, last year's state runner-up in the event, set a new school record at 23-3.

Matt Garrison flies toward the sand during the long jump competition. Garrison, last year’s state runner-up in the event, set a new school record at 23-3.

Garrison shatters long jump record;

BNL girls rely on depth to record

dual-meet victory over Edgewood

By Justin Sokeland

Matt Garrison soared a great distance, and Bedford North Lawrence’s girls team went the distance for a booster-shot victory during Tuesday night’s dual meet with Edgewood.

Garrison, the Purdue-bound leaper who is not as Earth bound as most, shattered the school record in the long jump, flying 23 feet, 3 inches while leading the Stars to seven wins. But the Lady Stars proved depth can overcome individual stardom as they won an equal number of events but prevailed 71-61 in the team competition. The Mustangs won the boys meet 78-54.

Video: BNL track meet

BNL's Nathan Dotts races across the finish line while winning the 100-meter dash.

BNL’s Nathan Dotts races across the finish line while winning the 100-meter dash.

Garrison and speedster Nathan Dotts provided the main highlights for the Stars. Garrison chased records and got one, winning his specialty by breaking his mark of 23-2 ¼ while finishing second in the state meet last season. He also won the high jump at 6-4, narrowly missing the next height (6-6) that would have smashed a school record that has stood for over three decades.

That 6-6 mark is next on his to-do list.

“That’s right there in my mind, it’s dug in and buried,” Garrison said. “It’s more practice. That’s all it is. A little more practice will get me over. Nothing but the best.”

Everybody chased Dotts, a self-described “slow, chubby, tall kid in middle school” who has transformed himself into a powerful sprinter. Nobody caught him. He won the 100-meter dash (11.26) and 200 (22.99), and had a huge hand in BNL’s winning 400 relay (43.99).

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GIRLS TRACK: Stars finish 10th in FC Invite

GALENA – Bedford North Lawrence settled for 10th place in the 12-team field during Friday night’s Floyd Central Invitational.

The Highlanders won the event with 106 points, followed by New Albany (72.25) and Jennings County (69). The Stars scored 18.25 points.

Dominique McBryde was BNL’s top scorer, finishing second in the long jump (15-10 1/4), sixth in the 100 meter dash (13.80) and seventh in the 200 (27.97). McBryde also anchored the 400 relay team, teaming with Whitley Brock, Sarah Evans and Liza Williams to finish fifth in 53.46.

Bret Roberts finished third in the pole vault (8-0) and Halle Hughes tied for sixth in the high jump (4-8).

Charlestown’s Megan Brooks was a double winner in the discus (125-2) and shot put (41-11) while Jennings County’s Keri Ertel claimed the 100 hurdles (15.57) and 300 hurdles (45.37)


Team scores: Floyd Central 106, New Albany 72.25, Jennings County 69, Castle 51, Corydon 47, Madison 35, North Harrison 30, Henryville 25.25, Charlestown 20, BNL 19.25, Crawford County 14, Borden 8.25

Individual winners

Discus – Megan Brooks, Charlestown 125-2; Shot put – Megan Brooks, Charlestown 41-11; Long jump – Kaitlin Soloman, Corydon 16-4; High jump – Emily Holland, Madison 5-2; Pole vault – Rachel Kavgazoff, FC 11-6; 3200 relay – FC 9:58.45; 100 hurdles – Keri Ertel, JC 15.57; 100 – Justine Corya, JC 13.42; 1600 – Ashton Bosler, NH 5:20.26; 400 relay – NA 51.13; 400 – Mackenna Peach, Castle 1:04.06; 300 hurdles – Keri Ertel, JC 45.73; 200 – Jayla Bethel, NA 26.91; 3200 – Cia Greene, Henryville 12:03.52; 1600 relay – Castle 4:20.68


Track: BNL finishes second in meets

SEYMOUR – Bedford North Lawrence finished second in a three-way meet with Jennings County and Seymour on Thursday night.

The Panthers won the boys meet with 68.5 points, the Stars totaled 56.5, and the Owls settled for 42.

BNL’s winners included Matt Garrison (22-3 in the long jump and 6-4 in the high jump) and Nathan Dotts (11.1 in the 100 meter dash and 23.4 in the 200). The Stars also claimed the 400 relay in 44.9.

Jennings County’s Tom Alsup was a double winner in the shot put (51-8 1/2) and discus (147-8).

In the girls meet, Jennings County won with a total of 61 points while the Stars were second with 57. The Owls totaled 49.

BNL’s Abby Amstutz won the discus (94-10), Bret Roberts won the pole vault (8-0), Dominique McBryde won the 200 (28.03) and the Stars won the 3200 relay in 11:11.

Jennings County’s Keri Ertel was a double winner (100 and 300 hurdles) while Justine Corya won the 100 meter dash and the long jump.


TRACK: Stars compete in meet at Bloomington North

Matt Garrison

Matt Garrison

 Nathan Dotts

Nathan Dotts

BLOOMINGTON  – Bloomington North dominated the boys and girls competition during a three-way meet with Bedford North Lawrence and Brown County on Tuesday night.

The Cougars won the boys meet with 102.5 points, while the Stars won three events and finished second with 52. Brown County was third with 12.5. North also won the girls meet with 90 points, Brown County scored 57 while BNL was third with 20.

Track results from Bloomington North

In the boys meet, defending state runner-up Matt Garrison won the long jump at 22-4, and Nathan Dotts claimed the 200-meter dash in 22.88 seconds. Mike Flynn won the shot put with a throw of 50-4.

Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn

The Stars were second in the 1600 relay in 3:40.37.

Other top scorers for the Stars included Justin Sims (second in the 110 hurdles in 16.91 and second in the 300 hurdles in 47.01), Keegan Stidam (second in the dicus at 123-7), Tyler Sims (third in the 110 hurdles in 17.35 and third in the 300 hurdles in 47.54), Devin New (third in the discus at 123-3), Tiger Baldwin (third in the shot at 42-4), Connor Sosh (third in  the 3200 in 11:08.71) and Jordan Anderson (second in the pole vault at 8-6).

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GIRLS TRACK: Stars hope to gain ground

Amy Spence

Amy Spence

Fresh faces spark optimism

for BNL during 2014 season

By Justin Sokeland

With an infusion of first-time talent, Bedford North Lawrence hopes to gain ground on its conference and sectional competition in 2014.

The Stars finished eighth in the Hoosier Hills Conference meet and fifth in the sectional at Seymour last season. BNL coach Amy Spence tried to block those results totally from recall.  But when BNL steps to the starting block this spring, the Stars could make the season memorable.

BNL roster

BNL schedule

Spence believes the Stars can compete for a sectional title, which BNL has not won since 2002.

“We’ve talked about winning the sectional,” Spence said. “We’ve told the girls they can do it. We need every single person to score, but they’re fully capable of it. They have a good attitude and they’re willing to push their limits.

“We’re expecting improvement. I think we’ll surprise some people. It will be interesting.”

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GIRLS TRACK: Regional results


At Bloomington North

Team scores

Bloomington South 127, Bloomington North 115, Martinsville 35, Floyd Central 33, Edgewood 32, Brown County 28, Seymour 24, Scottsburg 24, Southwestern 19, New Albany 18, Linton 18, Jeffersonville 15, Madison 15, North Harrison 14, Salem 12, Silver Creek 11, Providence 11, Shakamak 11, Corydon 9, Henryville 8, Mitchell 6, Charlestown 5, Brownstown 4, Eastern Greene 4, Crothersville 4, South Central 3, Borden 3, Bedford NL 3, Owen Valley 3, West Washington 3, Crawford County 3, Switzerland County 2, New Washington 2

Individual results

100 – 1. Megan Grabowski, Bl. South 12.79; 2. Morgan McNeely, Scottsburg 12.87; 3. Emily Morrone, Bl. South 12.90; 4. Jayla Bethal, New Albany 13.01

200 – 1. Megan Grabowski, Bl. SDouth 25.99; 2. Olivia Ashba, Edgewood 26.40; 3. Isabelle Conrad, Bl. South 26.65; 4. Morgan McNeely, Scottsburg 26.83

400 – 1. Morgan McNeely, Scottsburg 59.36; 2. Erin Connor, Bl. North 1:00.15; 3. Morgan Mahoney, Southwestern 1:00.42; 4. Morgan Newman, Bl. North 1:00.52

800 – 1. Kate Raphael , Bl. North 2:17.21; 2. Alexandra Warzynia, Bl. South 2:17.63; 3. Aleksey Green, Shakamak 2:22.99; 4. Margaret Shields, Silver Creek 2:26.89

1600 – 1. Alexandra Warzynia, Bl. South 5:08.41; 2. Zoey Johnson, Seymour 5:14.54; 3. Ashton Bosler, North Harrison 5:19.42; 4. Savannah Turner, Shakamak 5:20.95

3200 – 1. Macy Evans, Bl. South 11:41.29; 2. Ashton Bosler, North Harrison 11:46.48; 3. Alexia Lewandowski, Bl. South 11:47.14; 4. Christine Sparks, Bl. North 11:52.72

100 hurdles – 1. Olivia Ashba, Edgewood 15.32; 2. Trinity Clements, Bl. North 16.75; 3. Emily Brady, Brown County 16.46; 4. Sidney Capelle, Corydon 16.51

300 hurdles – 1. Olivia Ashba, Edgewood 44.03; 2. Christina Zerfas, Bl. North 46.71; 3. Trinity Clements, Bl. North 46.80; 4. Maryashly Betz, Providence 47.87

400 relay – 1. Bl. South 49.32; 2. New Albany 50.36; 3. Bl. North 50.58; 4. Jeffersonville 51.56.

1600 relay – 1. Bl. North 4:03.47; 2. Bl. South 4:05.46; 3. Providence 4:09.24; 4. Jeffersonville 4:09.53

3200 relay – 1. Bloomington North 9:45.18; 2. Bloomington South 9:53.22; 3. Brown County 9:55.97; 4. Salem 10:01.13

High jump – 1. Emily Holland, Madison 5-5; 2. Emma St. John, Bl. North 5-4 ¼; 3. Ashley Hash, Bl. North 5-2; 4. Megan Kimbley, Seymour 5-2

Long jump – 1. Savannah Hubbard, Southwestern 16-11; 2. Gracie Heeb, Bl. North 16-4 ½; 3. Rae Miller, Bl. South 16-0 ½; 4. Abby Martin, Martinsville 15-11 ½.

Shot put – 1. Liz Iversen, Martinsville 46-7 ¼; 2. Micaela Hazlewood, Linton 40-9; 3. Alyxa Shields, Martinsville 40-0 ½; 4. Megan Brooks, Charlestown 39-0 1/4

Discus – 1. Sidney Carr, Seymour 113-10; 2. Alaina Glidden, Brown County 112-0; 3. Michelle Smith, Crawford County 106-9; 4. Jaelyn Reynolds, Brownstown 105-9

Pole vault – 1. Rae Miller, Bl. South 10-9; 2. Emily Brady, Brown County 10-6; 3. Rachael Kavgazoff, Floyd Central 10-3; 4. Crystal Blair, Bl. North 10-0


GIRLS TRACK: Sectional results

Results from the IHSAA girls track sectional at Seymour:

Girls track sectional

Bloomington North will host the regional, with the top four qualifiers from each sectional event, on May 21.


GIRLS TRACK: HHC meet results

Winners from Tuesday’s Hoosier Hills Conference meet:

HHC winners


BNL TRACK: Results from Seymour meet

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

Girls winners

Boys winners