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Columbia City track begins on high note

April 2, 2013

Columbia City’s Megan Deutsch won the pole vault at Thursday’s county track meet against Whitko and Churubusco in South Whitley. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott

COLUMBIA CITY — Columbia City’s girls track team is en route to another successful track season this year.

The Lady Eagles had a repeat title in its first meet, topping both Churubusco and Whitko in the county competition by more than 30 points each.

Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said he feels confident in this season’s team of 31 tracksters.

“We’re in pretty good shape,” Fahl said.

The Lady Eagles return nearly all of their athletes from last year’s sectional-title winning team, and adds a few key newcomers that may play a large role on this season’s team.

“There’s quite a few kids who have never competed in high school track, nine of our 31,” Fahl said. While some coaches may be wary of the team’s inexperience, Fahl doesn’t feel that way.

“That’s a good thing,” Fahl said. “We are looking forward to a few of our incoming freshmen.”

Reagan Decker is one of those frosh, who participates in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, along with the 400-meter relay and long jump.
Fahl said Decker has been looking impressive in practice.

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