McClure named regional champ

FORT WAYNE — Churubusco’s Austin McClure was the regional champion Thursday night at Wayne High School.McClure heaved the shot put 51 feet, 9 inches to garner the title and earn his ticket to the state track meet May 31 in Bloomington.McClure is the lone Whitley County boys trackster to head to state — along with four girls — including fellow ’Busco thrower Katie Monk.Monk is advancing in the discus.McClure also competed in the discus, placing 13th with a throw of 120 feet, 2 inches.Whitko’s Tyler Sherwin was also in the discus. Sherwin took eighth place at 138-03. The state-qualifying distance was 166 feet, 11 inches.“Sherwin surprised us by throwing a career best and advancing to the finals,” Whitko Head Coach Ron Cherry said. To read the rest of this story, see the May 24 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.