Col. City girls track gets hot at Homestead

FORT WAYNE — “The weather may have been hot, but our runners, jumpers and throwers were hotter last night,” Columbia City Head Coach Bob Fahl said after the Lady Eagles track team beat Homestead Tuesday.“Homestead has twice as many kids on the rosters as we do,” Fahl said. “I thought it was going to be close.”The score wasn’t as close as Fahl thought it’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 — 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.To read the rest of this story, see the April 10 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.