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Northview and Clay City girls competing in sectionals

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Northview senior Sondra Truax warms up before winning the Western Indiana Conference discus title last week. Truax is the top seed in the event for sectionals.

The Northview Knights and Clay City Eels should be well represented this evening at the Girls' Track and Field Sectionals held at Terre Haute North High School.

Though it is unlikely that either team has the sheer depth necessary to win the team title, each team has individuals that could compete for event titles.

Northview's Sondra Truax is the top seed in the discus with a throw of 109-03 this season. Clay City's Sarah Boone is the third seed with a toss of 102-7. Truax also is the fifth seed in the shotput.

In the high jump, Jessica Reece is tied for the No. 4 seed with a recorded jump of 5-0 this year. Shakamak freshman Haylea Martin holds the top spot at 5-10.

Freshmen will likely make a huge impact at this meet as Sullivan freshman Erica Moore is the top seed in the 400 meters (58.10) by over three seconds and has the best 100 hurdles time (15.3) by nearly a second. She is the second seed in the long jump (17-8) to Terre Haute North freshman Kyle Hutson (18-3 1/4). Hutson is also the top seed in the 200 meters (26.8). North freshman Kayla Alexander is the top seed in the 3,200 meters (12:04).

Northview sophomore Emily Pugh will make her season debut for the Knights after recently becoming eligible after transferring schools.

Pugh will bolster the Knight's long distance squad and is the No. 6 seed in the 800, the third seed in the 3,200 and the third seed in the 1,600. So she should provide valuable points in distance.

Kelsey Scroggins is the fifth seed in both the 100 and 300 hurdles with Jessica Reece closely behind her. Scroggins is the sixth seed in the long jump, just behind teammate Brit Hoffman who is fifth.

The Eels Brittany Rood could also compete for points in the hurdle events.

Dani Modesitt comes in at No. 6 in the 200 for the Knights.

Terre Haute North and South will likely dominate the sprinting events with 12 top-four seeds out of 16 in the 100, 100 hurdles, 200 and 400 events.

The Knights should compete for big points in the field events while the Patriots and Braves will be tough in the distance events as well.

Competition begins at 5 p.m. at Terre Haute North this evening. The boy's sectional meet will also be Thursday at North.

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