Warren Central set a state indoor record in the 800-meter relay and edged Carmel 54-51 to win the girls large-school team title in the Hoosier State Relays at West Lafayette.
Carmel beat runner-up Ben Davis 55-50.6 to win the large-school boys title.
Saturday’s Hoosier State Relays were an unofficial state indoor track and field championship. Relay points counted double.
Carmel’s girls needed to finish second in the closing distance medley relay to overtake Warren and came in third by three-tenths of a second.
Pike junior Lynna Irby won a third successive 60-meter title in 7.42 seconds, or .02 off her own state record. Including indoors and outdoors, she is 9-for-9 in state sprint finals.
Warren’s Prommyse Hoosier, Ashley Baker, Bryeana Byrdsong and Dejah Johnson clocked 1:41.46 in the 800 relay. Other area girls champions included Cathedral’s Katherine Free, 10:37.7 in the 3,200; Pike’s Sandra Brown, 13-1, pole vault; and Ben Davis’ RaVon Woodson, 18-3¾, long jump.
In the boys meet, Indiana University-bound Ben Veatch ran an 800 in 1:55.1 and a 1,600 in 4:13.0, anchoring Carmel to wins in the 3,200 relay and distance medley. Carmel junior Ryan Lipe won the pole vault at 16-3.
Ben Davis had two champions: Christian Powell, long jump, 23-4½, and Jalil Brewer, shot put, 57-4.
In the small-school meet, Brebeuf Jesuit defeated Bishop Chatard 92-88 to win the girls championship. West Lafayette beat runner-up Fort Wayne Concordia 75-73 in boys scoring.
Brebeuf freshman Semira Killebrew won the girls 60 in 7.58.
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