Tiger Sets New School Record During Sectional; Multiple Athletes Advance To Regional

The Lebanon Tigers track and field team competed in the Westfield Sectional Thursday evening, earning 38.5 points to secure a sixth-place finish with a new record set in the 800-meter run.

The Tigers achieved a sixth-place finish at the Westfield Sectional Thursday evening with 38.5 points, following Hamilton Southeastern with 168 points, Fishers with 112 points, Carmel with 87 points, Noblesville with 86 points and Westfield with 67.5 points. The Tigers were followed by Hamilton Heights with 26 points, Guerin Catholic with 15 points, Sheridan with 10 points, Western Boone with 8 points and University with 6 points.

The Lebanon Athletic Department release the guidelines for athletes to continue through Sectionals to Regionals, including:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place sectional winners in all individual events and relays automatically advance plus any individual or relay team meeting the 3 Participant Standard in the sectional finals of their event.

If the top 3 finishers plus 3 Participant Standard advancers in an event totals 16, the next best performances from the corresponding sectionals shall be added to bring the total number of entrants to 16 in each event.  Top 8 in each event score in the Sectional.

The Tigers also saw a new record being set in the 800-meter run. Tyler Meyer edged out Robby Muse-Myers for the record with a time of 1:59.21 to break Muse-Myers’ 2018 record of 1:59.43 in the 800-meter run.

Two Tiger athletes will be moving on to the Lafayette Jeff Regional, including Kaden Lark, who placed second in the high jump with a jump of 6’4″, tying the state standard qualification, and Jeremiah Howard, who placed fourth in his event with a jump of 22’4.25″, which cleared the state standard of 22’0.5″ to automatically qualify for Regionals. The 4×100 Relay team of Jeremiah Howard, Cisco Luyindula, Kaden Lark and Trey Ries placed fifth but are expected to receive a call back to the Lafayette Jeff Regional.

Additional Tigers Sectional Scorers:

  • High Jump – Donyell Moore (Tied for 7th)
  • Pole Vault – Jack Howard (8th)
  • Long Jump – Reece Guyman (8th)
  • 200 – Trey Ries (5th)
  • 400 – Cisco Luyindula (6th)
  • 300 Hurdles – Daniel Richards (5th)
  • 800 – Tyler Meyer (6th)
  • 4×800 Relay – William Meyer, Brynner Sloan, Carter Hammons, Isaac Harvey (7th)
  • 4×400 Relay – Cisco Luyindula, Isaac Harvey, Curtis Hicks, Tyler Meyer (7th)

The Lafayette Jeff Regional will take off on Thursday, May 23 at Lafayette Jeff High School.