Running to the Finish Line

By Aleana Branigan

On March 25, the Cadets track teamed made their journey to Indiana University Bloomington to fight for the top places at the indoor track state championship. Not only did the boys team claim first overall in the 1-3A IHSAA Indoor State Championship, but they also managed to score 100 points and set two new records. The girls were also well represented and placed high in their events.

Congratulations to both teams and there’s only room for improvement as the outdoor season approaches at a rapid pace. Go out and support you Cadet track team!


60m Dash 1st place: Liam Fletcher

60m Hurdles 1st place: Keontré Hughes

3200m Run 2nd place: Noah Steffen

4x800m Relay 2nd place: Alex Amaro, Nathaniel Witmer, Matthew

Ruppert, and Reece Gibson

4x200m Relay 1st place: Liam Fletcher, Josh Bickel, Joey Chandler, and Keontré Hughes (Set new state record time!)

4x400m Relay 2nd place: Liam Fletcher, Nathaniel Witmer, Keontré Hughes, and Connor Garcia

4000m Medley 1st place: Noah Steffen, Connor Garcia, Matthew Ruppert, and Reece Gibson (Set new state record time!)

Tucker Bennett competed in men’s high jump

Joey Chandler competed in men’s long jump

Joey Rucinski competed in men’s shot put


60m Hurdles 2nd place: Olivia Friedrich

4x800m Relay   4th place: Abbey Bentz, Abbey Brennan, Natalie Witmer, Hannah Martin