Rams Take Team Losses to Eastern; Earn Big with Individual Wins

The Paoli Track team faced off against Eastern Pekin on Tuesday, April 19 and both teams were defeated. Though the girls lost to the Musketeers 69 to 44, the Lady Rams earned major individual achievements.

Junior Kyrsten Fehribach broke the girls 100 meter hurdle record. The previous time was 16.3, which Fehribach beat by 0.44 seconds.

Junior Kyrsten Fehribach competes in the hurdles during the Dubois meet earlier this season. Photo by Olivia McSpadden

Girls Track Coach Summer Hudelson was very pleased with Fehribach’s performance.

“Congratulations to Kyrsten Fehribach for breaking the girls 100 hurdle record with a time of 15.86,” said Hudelson.

Fehribach had something to say about her amazing accomplishment. 

“I felt really good about breaking the record. I didn’t think I was as fast as I was and that was the second time using blocks at a meet so I knew I wasn’t that good at it and I will do a lot better with practice,” said Fehribach.

Fehribach had other first place finishes as well, including the 300 meter hurdles and high jump.

Other first place wins for the Rams include freshman Jericho Hopper in shot put, sophomore Carley Higgins in the 800 meter dash and the 3200 meter relay team of junior Lara Brace, sophomore Eliza Ross, sophomore Stella Windhorst, and Jericho Hopper. 

Second place finishes include Junior Cailyn Baechle in the 1600 meter, Carley Higgins in the 400 meter,  and Senior Julie Radcliff in the 200 meter.

Paoli also had multiple third place finishes including Higgins in the long jump, junior Ryleigh Anderson in the discus, freshman Lilly Hall in the 100 meter hurdles, Baechle in the 800 meter, and sophomore Lily Stroud in the 200 meter.

The boys track team also lost to the Musketeers 86 to Paoli 37.

The Rams had a few first place finishes including: senior Samson Johnson in the long jump, junior Marty Higgins in discus, junior Austin Benales in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, junior Connor Evans in the 100 meter and 200 meter.

Senior Samson Johnson races down the track. Photos by Olivia McSpadden

“I feel like our team’s season is going pretty well so far. We’ve had a lot of improvement across the board, from discovering peoples strong suits to breaking our own personal records. I feel that if we continue at the pace we’re going right now, we’re going to have a very successful team come sectionals and other important meets,” said Higgins.

The Rams race against Shoals and Loogootee at home tonight starting at 5 p.m. 

Story by Jeremiah Hutcheson

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