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Bremen, Glenn earn regional berths at Penn Sectional

May 17, 2013

MISHAWAKA — Kevin Heckaman wanted to catch the runner from Penn. That’s what he really wanted.
But since that wasn’t likely to happen, Heckaman settled for the next best thing.
The Bremen sophomore, running anchor on the Lion 4 x 400 relay squad, motored around a runner from Mishawaka, then held off repeated challenges down the homestretch to finish second during Thursday’s IHSAA boys track sectional at Penn.
The No. 9-ranked Kingsmen, wrapping up a convincing sectional championship, won the relay in 3:21.57, just missing the meet record.
Bremen came home in 3:25.04 — breaking their own school record by over a second.
“When I got the baton, I really wanted to catch (Tim Deal, the anchor leg from Penn). But they were gone,” said Heckaman.
“It’s OK, because we all wanted the school record.”
Bremen tied John Glenn for eighth place in the sectional meet, with each team scoring 28 points. LaVille scored eight.
Host Penn won seven blue ribbons and rolled up 145 points for the win. The top four finishers in each event advance to next Thursday’s Kokomo regional.
Sam Lacher, Reid Zellmer and Ryan Zellmer joined Heckaman on the Lion 4 x 400 relay.
Bremen’s 4 x 800 relay of Clayton Thornton, Kristopher Wickens, Bryan Starcevich and Thomas Dean was a school record-setter as well. They clocked 8:33.42 to finish fourth and earn a regional berth.
Lacher was a double regional qualifier coming off a hamstring injury, as his 50.21 clocking in the 400-meter dash was good for third place overall.
John Glenn’s points were scored almost exclusively in the distance races. The 4 x 800 squad of Alex Crump, Cameron Mester, Nathan Palmer and Luke Runyan was third in 8:21.52.
Crump later came back to place third in the 800-meter run, guaranteeing the Falcons at least two tickets to Kokomo.
There was controversy in the 1600-meter final, as Glenn’s Luke Runyan battled Andres Herbert of Washington and Andy Timmons of Adams for the final regional qualifying spot.
As that trio sprinted down the homestretch, side-by-side, Runyan’s feet became entangled with Timmons.
The Adams runner went down, Runyan stayed up, and he finished fourth in 4:29.12.
Despite protests from the Adams camp, meet officials ruled the contact was inadvertent.
In the shot put, Glenn’s Hunter Schuman recorded a toss of 50 feet, 9 ¾ inches, the same distance as Penn’s Isiah Cook. But Cook had a better second throw, so Schuman was awarded second place.
Two sectional records fell. In the 100-meter dash, Penn’s Thomas Grant clocked 10.53 to erase the 59-year-old standard of 10.7, set by LaPorte’s Bernard Haag in 1954.
Penn’s 4 x 100 relay also broke a sectional record with its 42.12 clocking.
• PENN BOYS TRACK SECTIONAL
At Mishawaka
TEAM SCORES: Penn 145, Mishawaka 95, Adams 92, Riley 83, Washington 46, Clay 43, Marian 29, Bremen 28, John Glenn 28,. St. Joseph 26, LaVille 8.
(TOP FOUR FINISHERS IN EACH EVENT ADVANCE TO THE KOKOMO REGIONAL)
4x800: 1. Mishawaka (Austin Ganger, Angelo Multari, Aaron Hensley, Jordan Annis) 8:14.76, 2. Penn 8:14.88, 3. Glenn (Alex Crump, Cameron Mester, Nathan Palmer, Luke Runyan) 8:21.51, 4. Bremen (Clayton Thornton, Kristopher Wickens, Bryan Starcevich, Thomas Dean) 8:33.42; 110 hurdles: 1. Jordan Hunt (Clay) 14.66, 2. Danny Grose (Clay) 15.86, 3. Donald Swanson (Washington) 16.23, 4. Brian Otieno (Adams) 16.50; 100: 1. Tommy Grant (Penn) 10.53 (SECTIONAL RECORD, Previous record 10.70 by Bernard Haag, LaPorte, 1954), 2. Shaq Vann (Adams) 10.97, 3. Deonne Witherspoon (Washington) 11.00, 4. Prince Gee (Adams) 11.14; 1600: 1. Bruce Bragg (Riley) 4:24.63, 2. Jake Timmons (Adams) 4:28.64, 3. Andres Herbert (Washington) 4:28.97, 4. Lucas Runyan (Glenn) 4:29.12; 4x100: 1. Penn (Zach Oakley, Blake Beehler, Tommy Grant, Tim Deal) 42.12 (SECTIONAL RECORD, Previous record 42.19 by Penn, 2012), 2. Washington 43.05, 3. Adams 43.55, 4. Clay 44.02, 7. Bremen 45.52, 8. John Glenn 45.96; 400: 1. Thomas Capers (Riley) 48.97, 2. Conner Sowders (Penn) 49.71, 3. Sam Lacher (Bremen) 50.21, 4. Prince Gee (Adams) 50.91; 300 hurdles: 1. Tim Deal (Penn) 39.40, 2. Jordan Hunt (Clay) 39.76, 3. Daniel Tshimanga (Adams) 42.37, 4. Max Weaver (Penn) 42.53, 6. Evan Wilson (Bremen) 43.04; 800: 1. Jordan Annis (Mishawaka) 2:01.57, 2. Thomas Gales (Penn) 2:02.24, 3. Alex Crump (Glenn) 2:04.54, 4. Tyler Krathwohl (Penn) 2:05.87, 7. Frankie Olivares (LaVille) 2:08.79; 200: 1. Shaq Vann (Adams) 21.91, 2. Thomas Capers (Riley) 22.08, 3. Deonne Witherspoon (Washington) 22.45, 4. John-Michael Hankerson (Washington) 22.85; 3200: 1. Jake Timmons (Adams) 9:46.74, 2. Andy Timmons (Adams) 9:48.77, 3. Billy Holbert (Penn) 9:54.38, 4. Dylan Dominello (St. Joseph) 9:59.05, 7. Joseph Mahank (Glenn) 10:27.25; 4x400: 1. Penn (Thomas Gales, Zach Oakley, Conner Sowders, Tim Deal) 3:21.57, 2. Bremen (Sam Lacher, Reid Zellmer, Ryan Zellmer, Kevin Heckaman) 3:25.04, 3. Mishawaka 3:25.77, 4. Clay 3:27.61; High jump: 1. Robert Lambert (Mishawaka) 6-2, 2. Yoshua Reed (Riley) 6-0, 3. Devin Cannady (Marian) 6-0, 4. Sam DeTrempe (St. Joseph) 6-0; Long jump: 1. Tim Deal (Penn) 23-4, 2. Preston Maxfield (Mishawaka) 22-7 ¾, 3. Torreay Harris (Riley) 21-5 ½, 4. Troy Bradley (Mishawaka) 21-2, 8. Craig Romano (LaVille) 19-8; Shot put: 1. Isaiah Cook (Penn) 50-9 ¾, 2. Hunter Schuman (Glenn) 50-9 ¾, 3. Erik Escobedo (Mishawaka) 45-2 ¼, 4. Kirk Barron (Marian) 45-1 ¾; Discus: 1. Geoff Wilson (Riley) 147-11, 2. Sam Daggy (Penn) 145-3, 3. Austin Coons (Adams) 144-10, 4. Erik Escobedo (Mishawaka) 139-6, 6. J.T. Saylor (LaVille) 127-8, 7. Isaac Eash (LaVille) 126-8; Pole vault: 1. Peter Loughran (Penn) 13-0, 2. Jacob Burnham (Marian) 13-0, 3. Quentin Cooling (Penn) 12-9, 4. Tanner Bradley (Mishawaka) 12-9, 5. Beau Beeson (Bremen) 12-0.

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