Yorktown placed third at the New Castle Invitational boys track and field meet Friday, finishing first among East Central Indiana squads in the meet.
The Tigers scored 82 points, while Anderson (136) won the meet, and Connersville (101) took second.
Jay County finished fourth (78), New Castle fifth (73) and Southside had 20 points to finish sixth.
Yorktown coach Jared Turner said it was good for his team to see the competition level at Friday’s meet.
“There were certain events, we had some really good competition that we hadn’t seen to this point,” Turner said. “It was really good to see such deep competition in certain events.”
Junior distance runner Chris Lowry led Yorktown to its third-place finish. He won the 800, and also teamed with Dan Smith, Blake Collins and Michael Silvidi to win the 3,200 relay. Turner said increased confidence is key to Lowry’s success.
“Even if he’s run an event or two before, he’s still confident he can go out there and compete for a win,” Turner said.
New Castle had two individual winners, with the Trojans’ Tanner Dye picking up the 1,600 crown and Kyle Goolsby winning the shot put.
Jay County also had a winner, with Zane Shreve winning the 300 hurdles. Shreve also finished second in the 110 hurdles.