The New Palestine Dragons won the Hoosier Heritage Conference boys track title Thursday night, totaling 132.5 points to win a close race with runner-up Pendleton Heights (118) and third-place Mt. Vernon (109).
It marked New Palestine’s seventh HHC boys track title and first since 2009.
Delta (68.5) was fourth, with Yorktown (61), Shelbyville (53), Greenfield-Central (42) and New Castle (40) taking the remaining places.
Brady Walden was a quadruple-winner for New Palestine. He won the 100 (11.02), 200 (22.46), long jump (21-7) and joined Adam Brickens, Colby Jenkins and DuRon Ford to win the 4×100 relay (43.65).
Walden set the HHC record in the 200. The Dragons also broke the conference record in the 4×100. Several other records fell. Pendleton Heights’ Parker Jones broke two marks. He set the 800 record with a time of 1:56.81, and did the same with a time of 1:18.9 in the 1600. In the 4×400 relay, four schools broke the old record. PH’s quartet of Milan Jones, Thomas Quiroga, Eli Pancol and Jones won with a time of 3:27.12. New Palestine, Mt. Vernon and Shelbyville all broke the existing record, set last season.
New Palestine’s conference title saw several other strong performances. In the 400, Sam Voelz and Spencer Corey went 1-2. NP’s Chase Crowder, Corey, Caleb Eagleson and Voelz won the 4×800 (8:20.23).
PH had two other conference champs – Luke Upton in the 3200 (9:41.84) and Dawson Farrer the discus (146-2). Shelbyville had two champions – Jae Euell in the pole vault (13-6) and Alexis DeJesus in the 300 hurdles (41.55).
Yorktown’s Max Furnish won the 110 hurdles (15.81). Delta’s Kyle Willis took the high jump (6-3). Mt. Vernon’s Nathan Seifert won the shot put (48-3).