Eleven athletes advance to regional

May 24, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.
Mia Norvell
Mia Norvell (photo Red Caboose Photography)


The Rushville boys and girls track and field teams competed at the respective Connersville sectionals Wednesday and Thursday evening of last week.

The Lady Lions placed 2nd to 5-time defending champ Connersville with a great team effort (120-106). 

“Many sacrificed their individual goals to make a run for the team title,” said coach Amy Tush. “We fell short but not from lack of effort or determination.”

Individual sectional titles went to Jenna Lawler in the discus (106 ft., 5 in.) and the shot put (38-1.5 breaking a 28-year sectional mark!), Tricia Morgan in the 300 hurdles (49.91 seconds) and Gabby Pavey in the pole vault (9 ft.). Other regional qualifiers were Katie Ripberger in the 100m hurdles (3rd; 17.77), Bell Westphal in the pole vault (3rd; 8 ft.) and the 4x100 m relay team of Westphal, Alyana Miller, Leonie Boyer and Railyn Combs (2nd; 53.84).  

These girls represented RCHS at the Shelbyville Regional Tuesday, results too late for print. 

The Lion boys tied for 4th with Northeastern at 62 points apiece and the Richmond Red Devils dominated the meet (161.5) for their first sectional title in over a decade. Leading the night for the Lions were Jacob Schwendeman 2nd in the 110H (16.12), Chase Woolf 3rd in the 100 (11.5) and 200 (23.37) dashes and Logan Jacobs 3rd in pole vault (10-6). 

These boys will represent RCHS at the Greenfield-Central Regional Thursday.


The Rushville boys and girls track and field teams competed at the respective Connersville sectionals Wednesday and Thursday evening of last week.

The Lady Lions placed 2nd to 5-time defending champ Connersville with a great team effort (120-106). 

“Many sacrificed their individual goals to make a run for the team title,” said coach Amy Tush. “We fell short but not from lack of effort or determination.”

Individual sectional titles went to Jenna Lawler in the discus (106 ft., 5 in.) and the shot put (38-1.5 breaking a 28-year sectional mark!), Tricia Morgan in the 300 hurdles (49.91 seconds) and Gabby Pavey in the pole vault (9 ft.). Other regional qualifiers were Katie Ripberger in the 100m hurdles (3rd; 17.77), Bell Westphal in the pole vault (3rd; 8 ft.) and the 4x100 m relay team of Westphal, Alyana Miller, Leonie Boyer and Railyn Combs (2nd; 53.84).  

These girls represented RCHS at the Shelbyville Regional Tuesday, results too late for print. 

The Lion boys tied for 4th with Northeastern at 62 points apiece and the Richmond Red Devils dominated the meet (161.5) for their first sectional title in over a decade. Leading the night for the Lions were Jacob Schwendeman 2nd in the 110H (16.12), Chase Woolf 3rd in the 100 (11.5) and 200 (23.37) dashes and Logan Jacobs 3rd in pole vault (10-6). 

These boys will represent RCHS at the Greenfield-Central Regional Thursday.


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