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Saturday, May 05, 2018 1:00 am

East Noble, Columbia City win NE8 titles

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East Noble won the girls Northeast Eight championship team title, and Columbia City came out with the boys title at the conference meet at New Haven on Friday.

Lexie Moriarity led the Knights with wins in the 100 meters (13.04 seconds), 200 (27.11) and long jump (18 feet, 1 inch), and Olivia Smolinske won the 400 (1:01.87) as the Knights held off Huntington North 115-108. Norwell was third (107).

Other event winners included: New Haven's Alarra Vanlandingham in the 100 hurdles (16.13); Norwell won the 3,200 relay (9:43.06), Sydney Lambert won the 1,600 (5:00.42), Kaylee Fuelling won the 800 (2:21.59), and Grace Bradtmueller won the shot put (35-8.5);

Columbia City won the 400 relay (51.94) and 1,600 relay (4:10.04) and Karmen Koch of Huntington North won the 300 hurdles (46.69) and high jump (5 feet) and Vikings' Veronika Russell won pole vault (9 feet);

DeKalb's Tyler Schwartz won the 3,200 (10:52.69); and Bellmont's Gabby Birch won discus (115-3).

On the boys side, the Eagles were led by Liam Hesting's championships in the discus (147-7) and shot put (47-10.25) as the team won scored 111.5 points to Leo's 102.

Leo won the 3,200 relay (8:22.65), the 400 relay (44.57) and 1,600 relay (3:27.44), and the Lions' Trenton Bonner won the 100 (11.19) and 200 (23.11), Jackson Ringwood won the 400 (50.91), Bryce Perez won the 800 (2:00.20).

Norwell's Dylan Felger won the 110 hurdles (15.36) and 300 hurdles (39.90); Huntington North's Brock Spahr won the 1,600 (4:31.03); Bellmont's Justin Gephart won the 3,200 (9:56.07); Isaac Brown of DeKalb won high jump (6-7), New Haven's James Gardner won long jump (22-0.25) and East Noble's Joe Painter won pole vault (13 feet).