The Pendleton Heights Arabians won the Hoosier Heritage Conference boys track championship Thursday, winning eight individual events and scoring 171.5 points.
Greenfield-Central was the runner-up with 96 points. New Palestine (75.5) edged out Mt. Vernon (74) for third.
Three conference records fell. PH’s Eli Pancol cleared 6-foot-8 in the high jump, breaking the record of 6-foot-7.75 that had been held by Delta’s Adam Shunk since 1998. PH’s Luke Upton and Milan Jones both beat the previous meet record in the 800. Upton ran 1:55.40, Jones 1:55.57. They beat the record time of 1:56.81 set by PH’s Parker Jones last season.
PH’s 4×400 of Pancol, Upton, Matt Sakeuh and Jones also set the meet record with a time of 3:24.60, beating the standard of 3:26.07 set by Yorktown in 2015.
Sakeuh, Pancol and Upton were all triple-winners. Sakeuh swept the hurdles races, winning the 110 hurdles in 15.21 seconds and the 300 hurdles in :39.82. Upton also won the 1600 (4:22.91) and Pancol the 200 (22.80).
Jamison Connor also delivered a conference title for the Arabians, winning the 100 meters in 11.20 seconds.
Runner-up Greenfield-Central was strong in the field events. Adam Lee (13-6) and Cody Hargett (12-6) went 1-2 in the pole vault. Turk Faitele (48-5) and Tate Helm (47-11.50 went 1-2 in the shot put. Braden Brown (22-7.25) won the long jump.
Mt. Vernon had two individual titles, as Alex Carver won the 400 (50.85) and Conner Nelson the discus (136-8). New Palestine’s Kyler Harrison won the 3200 (9:54.60).
Shelbyville won two relay titles. Tim Clark, Tyson McKenney, Elijah Sims and Alexis DeJesus won the 4×100 in 44.65 seconds. The Golden Bears’ quartet of Collin Scott, Joe Lux, Matt Baker and DeJesus won the 4×800 in 8:14.80.
The Arabians won their sixth title and first since 2010. PH also won four straight HHC titles from 2005-08. PH is the seventh school to win a Hoosier Heritage Conference boys track title in the last eight years.
2018 Boys Track & Field Standings
|1||Pendleton Heights Arabians||171.5|
|3||New Palestine Dragons||75.5|
|4||Mt. Vernon Marauders||74|
|6||Shelbyville Golden Bears||51|
|8||New Castle Trojans||43|