Gary Nallenweg Relays Has Historic Results

Chesterton hosts relays and sees major success

Record Breaking Hurdle Crew

Record Breaking Hurdle Crew

Brody Mehling, Editor of Sports

The Gary Nallenweg Relays were held this past Saturday and there could not have been a more beautiful day for a track meet. Mid to high 70s with almost no wind, the perfect running conditions. Teams from all around the area flocked to the CHS track to participate in the invitational.

The meet overall had lots of success from both the CHS boys and girls track teams, but one historic moment stood out from the rest. The boys 100 meter shuttle hurdle relay team broke both the school and the meet record with an astounding time of 57.84 seconds! This beat the previous meet record by almost two full seconds which was previously set in 2003. The relay team consisted of seniors Braden Vanderwoude and Tyler Ilgin, as well as sophomores Owen Edlen and Kieran Barnewall. More success came from the hurdle crew with the 300 hurdle relay team also winning their race. Ilgin and Barnewall competed again, as well as junior Brody Mehling.

The hurdle crew weren’t the only runners putting on a show. There were three other relay teams who finished first: The 4×400 meter relay, consisting of Barnewall, Vanderwoude, Louis Raffin, and Aaron Resto ran a time of 3:29.61. The 4×800 meter relay team, Bobby Berger, Zarek Sierazy, Cadan Johnston, and Jackson Tuck beat the competition by 3 seconds. The final first place finish was the 4×1600 meter relay, run by Berger, Evan O’Connor, Joshua Tuck, and Trevor Arlington.

The boys’ meet wrapped up with Barnewall winning the Larry James Track and Field MVP and (Jackson) Tuck winning the Cassie Peller Running MVP.

The CHS girls’ track team also had a great day which was highlighted by a 100 meter shuttle hurdles victory. Bridget Raffin, Aubri Pulsoni, Liv Roach, and Lux Mountford ran a time of 1:10.67 and beat the runners up by 2 seconds. Raffin also took third in the 300 meter hurdles. The distance medley relay, made up of Alyssa Dunlap, Emily Watts, Allison Van Kley, and Madison Trumbo, took second place with a time of 13:46.28. There were many other relays that placed top 8; (Girls results here).

If you see any members of either track team make sure to wish them luck at the West Lafayette Relays this Saturday… Go Trojans!