The Hamilton Southeastern girls track and field team gave Warren Central a run for its money but, in the end, came up a little short.
HSE finished second in the girls track and field state finals on Saturday with 46 points to Warren Central (55 points) who has now won back-to-back state championships.
Unlike the boys' state finals, this competition had drama. Warren trailed by one point heading into the final event, the 1600-meter relay, but the Warriors finished strong winning the event, and thus the overall state title, with a time of 3:48.55.
The Royals did bring home a few state titles though. HSE won both the 4x100-meter relay title and the pole vault title. Specifically, the team of Olivia Burgess, Tierra Sydnor, Mia Mackenzie and Camille Christopher finished first in the 4x100 with a time of 47.19, and sophomore Kennedy Drish produced the day's best vault at 12-00.00.
Christopher, Sydnor and Mackenzie provided strong performances in other individual events as well for the Royals.
Christopher placed fourth in the finals of the 100-meter dash and sixth in the 200. Sydnor finished 15th in the 400-meter dash, and Mackenzie placed third in the 100-meter hurdles and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles.
Drish wasn't the only HSE vaulter. Junior Jessica Bray placed fifth in the pole vault at 11-03.00.
Finally, sophomore Laurel Black finished 15th in the 3200-meter run with a time of 11:22.65.
Other results from around the county:
Noblesville finished in a tie with rival Carmel for 10th place at the meet with 22 points, but the team didn't go home empty handed. The Millers will be bringing a couple state titles back to Noblesville.
The 4x800-meter relay team of Maria Anderson, Susanna Sharples-Gordon, Abigail Little and Kat Dombroski captured the state title with a time of 9:07.69. And sophomore Shelby Tyler won the state high jump championship with a leap of 5-10.00.
Anderson, Sharples-Gordon and Little each had a strong showing in an individual event as well.
Anderson finished eighth in the 400-meter dash, Sharples-Gordon placed 15th in the 800-meter run and Little finished 10th in the 1600-meter run.
The Shamrocks qualified for three different events on Saturday and finished with six points, good for 37th place overall.
Emily Robertson placed ninth in the finals of the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.96.
Robertson and teammates Hannah Fife, Gabby Brown and Sydney Spears also finished ninth in the 4x400-meter relay.
Finally, in the team's highest finish of the day, Spears, Brown, Lauren Bailey and Gabby Dilick placed sixth in the 4x800 with a time of 9:20.28.
The Blackhawks brought one state qualifier to Bloomington on Saturday. Sophomore Brittany Welch competed in the long jump and placed 15th with a jump of 17-00.75.
The Tigers placed eighth overall on Saturday with 27 team points.
Fishers had a number of strong performances on the day including three top-five finishes.
Sophomore Miya Wai placed third in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:48.38. The relay team of Paris Carver, Danielle Harrison, Kayla Crose and Tamia Perryman finished third in the 4x100 at 47.27. Finally, Harrison, Crose and their teammates Kamya Lapsley and Arianna Noble placed fourth in the 4x400 relay.
Perryman also provided top-ten finishes in two sprinting events. Perryman placed ninth in the finals of the 100-meter dash and eighth in the 200 finals.
Lapsley also placed sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.41.
One day after the boys brought home the state championship, the Lady Greyhounds finished in a tie for 10th place with 22 points.
Carmel's best performance came from pole vaulter Kara Deady. Deady finished second in the pole vault with a vault of 11-09.00.
The Greyhounds also had top-ten finishes in the 400, 1600, 3200, 4x800 relay and the high jump.
Sophomore Reagan Hune finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.70. Senior Rachel Anderson placed ninth in the 1600-meter run at 5:03.46. Senior Christin Geisler finished fifth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:51.88. The relay team of Anna Morozov, Sydney Haines, Izza Khurram and Phoebe Bates placed seventh in the 4x800 at 9:20.55. Finally, Amiyah James finished ninth in the high jump at 5-04.00.
Carmel Head Coach Aaron McRill commented about his team's season after the meet.
"What we come away with this year as coaches is that we have a relatively young team, that got some valuable state meet experience," McRill said. "We are already looking forward to another year to see if we can put it all together. Our season didn't turn out exactly as we hoped, but we are incredibly proud of all our kids."
The Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles tallied five team points on the day and finished 40th in the final standings.
Guerin's best result came in the 1600-meter run, where senior Megan Slamkowski placed fifth with a time of 5:01.24