The Greensburg Track and Field Teams hosted the annual Crossbones Relays Saturday morning. Teams from Columbus North, Greenfield Central, Franklin County, Madison, and Rushville participated in this unscored, relay format invitational. All the field events and the shuttle hurdle relays had to be canceled due to the weather conditions but the athletes were still able to show off their talents in running relays.
The Lady Pirates performed extremely well with 3 relay team championships and 3 runner up championship performances. The morning began with the 3200m Relay squad of Sarah Stapp, Sophie Nobbe, Emily Mangels and Brenner Hanna winning with a time of 10:33.7 making them the 8th fastest 4 x 800 team in school history. This same group of ladies placed 2nd in the Distance Medley Relay and closed the meet as the runner up champions of the 1600m relay as well.
The Greensburg Girls sprinting crew also ran very successful performances. Samantha Smith, Josie Nobbe, Hilary Ernstes and Kayla Haycock won the Sprint Medley Relay, were Runner Up Champions in the 400m Relay and placed 3rd in the 800m Relay. The JV sprinting ladies also ran great times placing them among the top varsity teams in these events. Ava Wilmer, Emily Million, Emma Evans and Reyna Wilson were right in the mix of the other schools’ varsity teams. They placed 4th in the 400m Relay, 5th in the 800m Relay and 6th in the Sprint Medley Relay by each running personal record split times.
One of the most exciting events of the day was toward the end of the invitational when the Throwers were finally able to take the stage. The squad of lady throwers may have missed out on their opportunity to compete in their usual events of shot put and discus but that did not deter them from putting forth their best effort on the track. The throwing crew of Emarie Jackson, Shayelyn Hess, Cadence Land, and Reyna Wilson were crowned the champions of the 4 x 100 Throwers Relay with star running performances.