Indians track dominate home meet

The Altamont Indians high school track team pasted the competition at another meet when they hosted four other schools on Tuesday, April 4. The other participating schools included Christ Our Rock Lutheran, Patoka, Windsor/Stew-Stras, and St. Elmo/Brownstown.

For the girls side of the meet, Altamont took first place easily, racking up 101 points. WSS finished second with 69 points while CORL came in third with 44. SEB put up 40 points while Patoka finished last with 20 points.

Altamont girls took first place finishes in the 4×400 relay, discus (Hanna Wolff), shot put (Wolff), high jump (Rachel Jackman), and the 300 m hurdles (Mackenzie Hoene).

The girls captured second place in 110 m hurdles (M. Hoene), 100 m (Jackman), 4×100 relay, and the long jump (Rachel Grobengieser).

Altamont came away with third place finishes in the 100 m (Hannah Barns), 200 m (Grobengieser), 800 m (JoAnna Schultz), high jump (Brooke Stuckemeyer), 300 m hurdles (Stuckemeyer), and the 1600 m (Timber Nelson).

On the boys side, Altamont put up even bigger numbers, racking up 269 points to easily capture first place. WSS took second with 78 and SEB claimed third with 62 points. Patoka finished just behind them with 60 and CORL came in fifth with 47 points.

Altamont captured first place finishes in the 4×100 relay, 3200 m (Jesus Flores), 110 m hurdles (Mitchell Stevenson), 100 m (Fernando Romo), 800 m (Flores), 4×200 relay, 400 m (Wyatt Stone), 300 m hurdles (Stevenson), 1600 m (Flores), 200 m (Romo), 4×400 relay, discus (Nate Brown), shot put (Brown), high jump (Stevenson), triple jump (Stone), long jump (Stevenson), and pole vault (Tim Moore). The only category that Altamont did not capture first place in was the 4×800 relay, won by the team from WSS.

The Indians captured second place in the 300 m hurdles (Steven Bain), 200 m (Stone), discus (Jared Kollman), and pole vault (Donovan Delaney).

Third place finishes for Altamont included the 4×800 relay, 3200 m (Toby Slingerland), 110 m hurdles (Greg Stewart), 400 m (Tanner Rupinski), 300 m hurdles (Hayden Voelker), 1600 m (Joey Fenton), long jump (Stone), and the pole vault (Nathan Budde).

This week, Altamont will look to continue their dominance in track when they compete in a pair of away meets. They travel to St. Anthony on Tuesday and Stew-Stras on Thursday.

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