T&F: Poturalski, McKean advance to state
June 1, 2014By Andrew Smith of New Palestine High School
Chris Poturalski is advancing to the boys track & field State Finals after finishing third in the 400 meters at Thursday's Connersville regional.
Poturalski ran a time of 49.84 for the quarter-mile to take the third spot -- the final spot to transfer to the State Finals.
His time was eight tenths behind regional champion Stoney Prowell of John Marshall, and was nearly eight tenths faster than the fourth-place finisher.
Josh McKean also earned a trip to the State Finals, although it came Friday afternoon. He finished fifth in the shot put (54-1.5), but his distance was among the top ones among non-top 3 qualifiers in the regional, earning him a State Finals bid.
Also competing at Connersville, Seth Eagleson finished fifth in the 3200 (9:36.37).
The State Finals will be held June 7 at Indiana University.