Top photo: (Left) Margit Bloesing-Anderson was third in the 100 meters on Thursday and Emily Phillips (right) was a member of the winning 1,600 relay. team.
The Indiana State Univeristy Cheer Team won the championship at the national competition in Daytona, FL on April 7. It is the first time since 1980 that ISU has been the national champion at a cheerleading competition. Former Northview cheerleader, Shandi Parr (right) accepts the award along with her stunt partner, David Redman.
The North Clay track teams put together a collective defeat of the visiting South Vermillion Wildcats in their final tuneup before the Western Indiana Conference meet today.
The boys squad squeaked past the Wildcats 55 to 53 paced by a strong performance in the throwing events from Jordan Nelson, winning the discus and taking third in the shot. Junior Hubbard was the runnerup in the shotput for the Knights.
In other field events, Drake Stevenson leaped to a runnerup position in the long jump and Nelson came over to take third in the high jump.
On the track, Joel Whittington and Chance Talbot swept the hurdle events and Stevenson raced to a victory in the 100 meters in a time of 12.47 followed by Carson Kleiber in third. Stevenson would later take second in the 200 meters.
Brett Jadvani edged out the Wildcats for an exciting victory in the 800 meters, helping spur the Knights to their narrow team victory, Tanner Brown was third and Ben Denker also contributed a third place finish in the 3,200 event.
The boys meet came down to the final relay, the 4X400 race, trailing by three points, the team of Talbot, Hall, Maffiolli and Hyatt crossed the finish line to take the winning five points and the meet victory.
The North Clay girls continued their strong season, improving to 6-1 overall by dominating the 'Cats with an 87 to 22 victory.
North Clay was able to sweep the long jump paced by Jaclyn Linton and her leap of 13-8 followed by Lindsay Woodcox' best leap of the year for a second place. Raven Enders completed the sweep with a third place.
The Knights also took the top three in the high jump with Enders winning the event by clearing 4-2 followed by Ashley Roll and Ashlee Ball.
In throwing events, Samantha Solomon overcame a sore arm to win both the discus and shotput followed by Katherine McDonald with a second in the discus.
Given a lead by their field event teammates, the runners then took control as Hannah Pond winning the hurdles and Amanda Thomlinson taking third. Hallie Harbison was the second place finisher in the 3,200 for the Knights.
Brittany Schlegel paced a North Clay sweep in the 100 meters followed by sixth graders, Krista Stearley and Margit Bloesing-Anderson.
Carlee Bell followed up her record breaking win in the 400 meters on Tuesday with another victory in the event (1:03) and teamed with Emily Phillips, Corey Laue and Enders for a 1,600 relay victory. Enders was the second place finisher in the 400.
Laue and Alyssa Conrad went 1-2 in the 800 with Ali Sharton taking second in the 1,600. Jaclyn Linton lowered her personal best time in the 200 meters with Brittney Schlegel taking third in the event.
Both teams are hoping to return with a trophy when they run in the WIC at Edgewood today.