The Oldenburg Academy girls track team ended Connersville High School’s undefeated season in a five-way meet with Union County and Triton Central high schools May 9 in Connersville.

In the nonstop rain, the Lady Twisters finished 2nd to Union County and ahead of Connersville. The girls’ 4X400-meter and 4X800 relay teams both won. Haliegh Reed won the 800 run, and Erica Geers won both the 1600 and 3200 runs. This is Geers’ first year running track, although she is a senior.

The boys tied with Union County for 2nd place. The 4X400 and 4X800 relay teams both won. Greg Schroeder won the 800 run, and Curt Eckstein won the 1600 and 3200 runs.

According to head coach Merle Hines, at the South Dearborn Invitational April 21, Eckstein broke the meet record for the 3200 run that had held since 1986. In the process, he shaved 7 seconds off a time set by a senior. Eckstein is a junior this year. Then, at the East Central Invitational April 29, he took another 5 seconds off his time.

Lady Twisters results

4X100-meter relay: 1st CHS 54.49, 2nd OA 56.10

4X400 relay: 1 OA 4:26, 2 CHS, 3 THS

4X800 relay: 1 OA 10:27.46, 2 CHS, 3 TCHS.

100 hurdles: 4 Katie Kinker 19.7.

300 hurdles: 5 K. Kinker 57.72.

100 dash: 2 Lydia Gigrich 13.73.

400 dash: 4 Maddie Maier 1:07.7, 5 Sydney Bauman 1:08.4

800 run: 1 Haleigh Reed 2:27.46, 4 Bauman 2:49.14.

1600 run: 1 Erica Geers 5:37, 4 Thompson 6:04.

3200 run: 1 Geers 11:53.4, 2 Elie Heile 13:04. 

High jump: 3 Jill Eckstein 4’6”, K. Kinker 4’4”.

Twisters results

4X100 relay: 4 OA 49.65.

4X400 relay: 1 OA 3:45.6.

4X800 relay: 1 OA 8:40.76.

110 hurdles: 2 Nick Moorman 16.89.

300 hurdles: 2 Moorman 44.2.

100 dash: 5 Sidney Rickey 12:34.

400 dash: 4 Jacob Herbert 57.19.

800 run: 1 Greg Schroeder 2:09.34.

1600 run: 1 Curt Eckstein 4:39, Justin Fledderman 4:53.

3200 run: 1 Eckstein 9:47, 2 Fledderman 10:42.

Shot put: 3 Elliott Jarman 34’8”.

Discus: 2 Jarman 108’7”.

High jump: tie 4 Ben Kinker and Jarman 5’2”.