One of the oldest and most well attended track meets in the state of Indiana took place on Friday, May 3, at the athletics complex at Hagerstown High School. Eleven teams traveled from as far as Indianapolis to take part. The field of participants included teams from Cambridge City Lincoln, Centerville, Northeastern and Hagerstown.

In pre-meet ceremonies, Hagerstown senior Hattie Hobbs was the recipient of the Raymond Sharp Memorial Mental Attitude Award.

After the meet, Hobbs was recognized as the outstanding female athlete after winning three events to score 30 points for her team. Braden Swoveland from Blue River Valley also won three events to win the award in the boys meet.

The Hagerstown boys won the boys meet. Shenandoah won the girls meet and Hagerstown had the highest combined meet total for the 14th consecutive year. Hobbs said that she was proud of her teammates and felt they were peaking at the right time.

“Overall, we are a young team,” Hobbs said. “But everyone is working hard. We hope to compete for the Sectional title.”

Hagerstown head coach Kent Gray, after accepting the overall team trophy, was proud of the effort he saw from his teams.

“I was really pleased with the kids,” Gray said. “We have been fighting illness and injury and I am impressed with the resilience of our kids. They all showed up and everyone who stepped on the track tonight gave it everything they had.”

Final team standings boys: Hagerstown 135, Northeastern 121.5, Blue River Valley 117, Centerville 106, Shenandoah 60.5, Tri High 53, Union County 49, Riverside 43, Cambridge City Lincoln 32, Knightstown 13.

Final team standings girls: Shenandoah 133, Hagerstown 129, Centerville 119.5, Northeastern 78.5, Tri High 62, Union County 59, Riverside 57.5, Blue River Valley 36, Knightstown 32.5, Cambridge City Lincoln 8.

Overall combined champions: Hagerstown

Girls 4 x 800-meter relay: Centerville 10:58.38 (Kendra Shipman, Lily Black, Anna Nevels, Kaylynn Wolfal)  

Boys 4 x 800-meter relay: Northeastern 8:37.41 (Logan Smith, Bryston McFarland, Lucas Chamness, Nolan Drake)

Girls 100-meter hurdles: Hattie Hobbs (H) 17.60

Boys 110-meter hurdles: Brayden Swoveland (BRV) 15.64

Girls 100-meter: Katie McCashland (UC) 13.18

Boys 100-meter: Maddox Pritchet (C) 11.70

Girls 4 x 200-meter relay: Hagerstown 1:56.40 (Lindsey Golliher, Zaylee Payne, Claire Bowen, Kasiti Ferriell)

Boys 4 x 200-meter relay: Tri High 1:38.52 (Bailey Bement, Tyler Brooks, Isaiah DeWitt, Zavier Hansen)

Girls 1,600-meter: Kaylynn Wolfal (C) 5:32.04

Boys 1,600 meter: Kaden Young (H) 4:36

Girls 4 x 100-meter relay: Riverside 52.80 (Oylindamola Solanke, Willinda Chapel, Erik Winters, Destiny Currin)

Boys 4 x 100-meter relay: Centerville 45.67 (Ethan Moore, Nick Whipple, Maddox Pritchet, Bryson Brown)

Girls 400-meter: Grace Lee (S) 100.64  

Boys 400-meter: Noah Wellington (R) 51.03

Girls 300-meter hurdles: Hattie Hobbs (H) 50.55

Boys 300-meter hurdles: Brayden Swoveland (BRV) 41.08

Girls 800-meter: Charlee Gibson (BRV) 2:32.70

Boys 800-meter: Kaden Young (H) 2:00.13

Girls 200-meter: Willinda Chapel (R) 27.06

Boys 200-meter: Noah Wellington (R) 22.29

Girls 3,200-meter: Jullian Chew (T) 12:53.29

Boys 3,200-meter: Logan Smith (NE) 10:23.52

Girls 4 x 400-meter relay: Centerville 4:19.97 (Brooke Jordan, Julie Carter, Kendra Shipman, Audi Jarvis)

Boys 4 x 400-meter relay: Blue River Valley 3:41.37 (Brayden Swoveland, Ethan Blackburn, Tyler Flynn, Zach Crull)

Girls discus: Peyton Shepler (UC) 94-8

Boys discus: Jacob Fox (BRV) 119-5

Girls high jump: Hattie Hobbs (H) 4-8

Boys high jump: Brayden Swoveland (BRV) 6-0

Girls long jump: Katie McCashland (UC) 15-8.50

Boys long jump: Logan Brown (NE) 19- 8.5

Girls shot put: Haley Hughes (S) 31-9.5

Boys shot put: Jacob Fox (BRV) 44-9

Complete results can be found at

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A version of this article appeared in the May 8 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Dan Harney is a sports reporter at the Western Wayne News.