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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Photo Gallery: 2023 Girls Track Sectional

Good or bad, the weather has been a topic of conversation all spring.

First, some area coaches were more than thrilled to see a low 80-degree day in early April.

But they weren’t too excited with a low 50-degree temperature and 30 to 40 m.p.h. winds on a brutally chilly day in early May.

With that in mind, it’s no big surprise Mother Nature tried to poke her nose into the happenings of a post-season event.

Torrential rain and lightning hit parts of the tri-state early last week.

However, by the end of the period, the skies cleared enough for athletes to shine.

And members of the Heritage Hills and South Spencer girls track teams did just that.

While the temperature was a little brisk and some clouds were around, that didn’t dampen the Lady Pats’ and Lady Rebels’ spirits or their respective performance.

Heritage Hills grabbed fourth and South Spencer took seventh at the Perry Central Sectional last Tuesday night in Leopold.

As many predicted, the title hunt turned into a two-team race between Jasper and Forest Park. The favored Wildcats piled up 157.83 points to take home the championship, while the Rangers were runner-up with 132.5. Finishing third through eighth were Tell City 90.5, Heritage Hills 56.83, Northeast Dubois 54, Southridge 51.33, South Spencer 39 and Perry Central 35.

Photos by Sierra Bruggeman.

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