Whitkoâ€™s girls track team won the black division of the Turtletown Classic Saturday in Churubusco. The Lady Wildcats took first place over â€™Busco by a narrow 90-83 margin. Post & Mail photo / Mark Parker
CHURUBUSCO â€” The â€śblack divisionâ€ť team championship of Saturdayâ€™s Turtletown Classic girlâ€™s track meet came down to the final two races.
When the smoke cleared, the Whitko Lady Wildcats topped host Churubusco by a narrow, 90-83, margin to claim the team title, while in the Gold Division for larger schools â€” the Columbia City Lady Eagle squad placed third behind Warsaw and Bellmont.
The Wildcats and Churubusco paced an 11-team black division that included teams from Woodlan, Fremont, Westview, Central Noble, Manchester, Canterbury, Culver, Garrett and Prairie Heights.
Columbia City competed in the 12-team, large school, gold division, finishing ahead of Leo, Angola, Dekalb, East Noble, West Noble, Fort Wayne North Side, Wawasee, Lakeland and Heritage.
Although Whitko had only one individual win, Miranda Terrill, who took the black division high jump title, clearing 5 feet, 1 inch, the Wildcats were able to take enough placings to take the team title.
Terrill also placed seventh in the 400-meter dash. Taylor Zwick gave the Wildcats a fourth-place finish in the discus with a toss of 85 feet, 5 inches, just ahead of teammate Dana Hobbs who placed fifth.
Zwick also took fifth in the long jump, a place behind the Lady Wildcatsâ€™ Reghan Craig who was fourth with a leap of 14 feet, 8.75 inches.
To read the more on how Whitko's, Churubusco's, and Columbia City's girl tracksters did at the invitational, see the April 22 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.
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