Red Devils' Parrish wins long jump

Red Devils' Parrish wins long jump

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Red Devils' Parrish wins long jump

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MARION, Ind.

Richmond’s Ben Parrish won the long jump Saturday during the Hoosier State Relay indoor qualifier meet at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Parrish soared 21 feet, 3/4 inch for the victory.

Athletes at six sites Saturday and six sites March 9 attempt to qualify for the March 16 indoor state meet at Indiana Wesleyan. The top 24 qualifying performances in each event qualify.

Richmond also finished sixth in the 4×200-meter relay and ninth in the 4×800 relay in the boys meet. Jalen Sleet, Daniel Eckweiler, James Mitchell and Parrish timed 1:39.2 in the 4×200, while Sleet, Sampson Allen, Timothy Stroud and Pedro Feliciano timed 9:12 in the 4×800.

Richmond’s girls placed seventh in the 4×200 relay, with Brooklyn Taylor, Tahsaih Ferguson, Chloe Conley and Lanayea Hogg clocking 1:54.6.

Ferguson also finished eighth in the 55-meter dash in 7.71 seconds.

Richmond hosts Mt. Vernon in an indoor meet Thursday at Tiernan Center before returning to next week’s HSR qualifier at Indiana Wesleyan.

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