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FORT WAYNE â€” â€śThe weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,â€ť Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.
â€śHomestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,â€ť Fahl said. â€śI thought it was going to be close.â€ť
The score wasnâ€™t as close as Fahl thought itâ€™d be. In fact, Columbia City won by 22 points after taking first place in 11 out of 16 events.
While some wins came without surprise, such as stand-out Samantha Roush in both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs, Fahl said some other wins were more unexpected.
Marissa Evilsizer won the 300-meter hurdles â€” on only her second time running them in a varsity event.
Brooke Werstler won a difficult 3,200-meter race, edging her Homestead opponent by seven seconds.
Fahl also touted the efforts of Hannah Wappes.
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