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NIC Boys' Track and Field Meet at Elkhart Central on Tuesday

May 9, 2012
By Greg Humnicky of Northern Indiana Conference

2011 Boys' NIC Track & Field Season Review

Penn won the 2011 NIC Boys' Track & Field Meet by scoring 133.5 points to SB Riley's 2nd place finish of 126.5 points. Penn won the Sectional by seven points over SB Riley, 137 to 129 1/3.  MIshawaka had the best NIC regional finish with a team 4th place finish at Kokomo, while three NIC individuals won Regional titles. At the IHSAA Boys' State Finals in Bloomington, SB Riley's Elias Micozzi got a 6th place in the discuss to lead the NIC state qualifiers. Three NIC schools scored points at the Boy's State Finals (Penn, SB Riley & SB Clay)

Preview of this year's NIC Boys' Meet

Penn is the defending champion, with St. Joseph's and SB Riley providing competition. Returning individuals include St. Josesph's distance runner, Joe Zielinski, who won the NIC 1600 last year. Penn's Tim Deal, who won the 300 Hurdles returns to defend his title. Penn's 1600 m relay team who won the NIC last year with four uinderclassmen return to defend their title. Kyle Johnston of Penn returns to defend his Pole Vault title, where he set a new NIC record last year.

Other individuals to look to make a splash at the NIC meet include SB Clay's Tony Shead, who won the Goshen Relays title in the high jump and long jump. Jordan Hunt of SB Clay won the High Hurdles at the Goshen Relays looks to do well at the NIC Meet.


NIC Boys' Track & Field Schedule - Week of May 7-13

Tuesday, May 8

The State Farm NIC Boys' Track & Field Meet at Elkhart Central - RESULTS


1 - Penn...................140

2 - Mishawaka........111

3 - St. Joseph's.........84

4 - SB Riley...............77.5

5 - Elkhart Central....63

6 - SB Clay................61.5

7 - SB Adams............57.5

8 - SB Washington...18.5

9 - Marian....................8


NIC Boys' Track & Field MVP - Joey Zielinski of St. Joseph's

Zileinski won the 800 and the 1600 and was on the 2nd place St Joe 3200 relay team and 3rd place 1600 relay team.

NIC Coach of the Year - Brad Robertson of Penn


The first three places in each event earn All-NIC honors:

3200 Relay

1st - Mishawaka 8:03.76 (Eric Hancock, Jorda Annis, Justin Duvall, Miguel Lozano)

2nd - St. Joseph's  8:06.36 (Josh O'Brien, Jordan Holloman, Connor Method, Joey Zielinski)

3rd - Penn  8:15.55 (Tyler Krathwohl, Thomas Gales, Aaron Long, Zachery Johnson)

110 High Hurdles

1st - Jordan Hubnt of SB Clay  :14.95

2nd - Curlean Williams of Mishawaka   :15.39

3rd - Colin Huff of Penn   :15.49


1st - Wesley Thomas of SB Clay  :11.27

2nd - Shaquille Vann of SB Adams  :11.37

3rd - Larry Gates of Elkhart Central  :11.37


1st - Joey Zielinski of St. Joseph's  4:23.36

2nd - Josh O'Brien of St. Joseph's  4:27.13

3rd - Miguel Lozano of Mishawaka  4:27.97

400 Relay

1st - SB Clay  :43.48  (Anthony Taborn, Jordan Hunt, Tony Shead, Wesley Thomas)

2nd - Penn  :43.61  (Tygerriaus Barnett, Joseph Weller, Sean Domal, Thoams Grant)

3rd - Elkhart Central  :43.84  (Vincent Lucchese, Larry Gates, Blake Wogoman, Javonte Henderson)


1st - Conner Sowders of Penn  :50.11

2nd - Thoams Capers of SB Riley  :50.58

3rd - Aaron Hensley of Mishawaka  :51.88

300 Hurdles

1st - Timothy Deal of Penn  :38.95

2nd - Jordan Hunt of SB Clay  :39.75

3rd - Curlean Williams of Mishawaka  :39.92


1st - Joey Zielinski of St. Joseph's   1:55.32

2nd - Zachery Johnson of Penn  1:57.82

3rd - Steven Siade of SB Riley  1:58.72


1st - Thomas Grant of Penn   :22.50

2nd - Shaquille Vann of SB Adams  :23.03

3rd - Joseph Weller of Penn  :23.10


1st - Miguel Lozano of Mishawaka  9:32.12

2nd - Josh O'Brien of St. Joseph's  9:35.10

3rd - Jordan Annis of Mishawaka  9:39.64

1600 Relay

1st - Penn  3:22.23  (Mark Richards, Timothy Deal, Christian Hill, Conner Sowders)

2nd - Mishawaka  3:27.17 (Tyler Bradley, Cameron Thomas, Eric Hancock, Aaron Hensley)

3rd - St. Joseph's  3:30.37 (Demetre Stavros, Austen Taylor, Brandon Turk, Joey Zielinski)

High Jump

1st - Dylan Kruis of Elkhart Central  6'2"

2nd - Mike Buchanan of Mishawaka  6'2"

3rd - Tony Shead of SB Clay  6'1"

Long Jump

1st - Tony Shead of SB Clay  21'7"

2nd - Curlean Williams of Mishawaka  21'3 1/2"

3rd - Timothy Deal of Penn  20'2"

Shot Put

1st - Tony Thomas of SB Riley  50'10"

2nd - Marcus Dozier of SB Riley  49'5 1/2"

3rd - Michael Snider of Elkhart Central  49'3"


1st - Joe DeMaegd of St. Joseph's  155'0"

2nd - Geoff Wilson of SB Riley  141'4"

3rd - Sam Daggy of Penn  135'2"

Pole Vault

1st - Kyle Johnston of Penn  15'6"  New NIC Meet record

2nd - Nicholas Edwards of Elkhart Central  12'0"

3rd - Quentin Cooling of Penn  11'6"



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