SPENCER -- Northview's girls track and field team opened the season with a conference victory on Thursday night.
The long distance runners played a strong role in the 74-49 team victory as the Knights swept five of the top six spots in the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races along with a victory in the 3,200 relay.
Emily Pugh won both the 1,600 and 3,200 races while Shandra Kirby placed second in the 1,600 and Kim Deakins placed second in the 3,200 with Mary Pugh placing third. Kirby contributed first place points in the 800 meters followed by Nikki Royer. Deakins, Emily Pugh, Royer and Kirby combined for the 3,200 relay.
Royer, Kirby, Lindsey Stearley and Natasha Barnett combined to win the 1,600 relay and Barnett placed second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300.
Brit Hoffman won the 400 meter event and placed second in the long jump, 100 meters and 200 meters. Hannah Hunter and Mallory Pugh tied for second in the high jump.
Freshman Ashley Davis was also a double winner for the Knights with a victory in the discus and the shotput and Ashley McDonald placed third in the discus.
Girls - Northview High School
At Owen Valley High School
Northview - 74, Owen Valley - 49
D - 1st A. Davis 94' 8 1/2"(Nv), 2nd M. Surigao (OV), 3rd A. McDonald (OV)
LJ - 1st H. Vuke 15' 7 3/4"(OV), 2nd B. Hofmann (Nv), 3rd C. Hornaday (OV)
SP - 1st A Davis 94' 8 1/2" (Nv), 2nd M. Surgiao (OV), 3rd Pursell (OV)
HJ - 1st S. Brown 4'4" (OV), 2nd Tie H. Hunter (Nv) and Mallory Pugh (Nv)
3,200 Relay - 1st NV (11:04) K. Deakins, E. Pugh, N. Royer, S. Kirby
100 H - 1st A. Wallace 17.03 (OV), 2nd NV N. Barnett (Nv), 3rd OV S. Brown (OV)
100 - 1st H. Vuke 12.43 (OV), 2nd B. Hofmann (Nv), 3rd J. Yocom (Nv)
1,600 - 1st E. Pugh 5:53 (Nv), 2nd S. Kirby (Nv), 3rd V. Clousen (OV)
400 Relay - 1st OV (55.08) Clousen, Brown, Wallace, Vuke
400 - 1st B. Hofmann 1:06 (Nv), 2nd J. Gillaspy (OV), 3rd H. Hunter (Nv)
300 H - 1st A. Wallace 56.9 (OV), 2nd F. Smith (Nv), 3rd N. Barnett (Nv)
800 - 1st S Kirby 2:38 (Nv), 2nd N. Royer (Nv), 3rd, Clousen (OV)
200 - 1st H. Vuke 26.9 (OV), 2nd B. Hofmann (Nv), 3rd L. Stearley (Nv)
3,200 - 1st E. Pugh 12:28 (Nv), 2nd K. Deakins (Nv), 3rd Mary Pugh (Nv)
1,600 Relay - NV (4:49) N. Royer, S. Kirby, L. Stearley, N. Barnett
Next Meet - Northview (1-0) will host Terre Haute North April 13th