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May 16, 2014

Patriots, Ramblers win WRC team titles

Seeger girls' distance and Attica boys' depth wins out

WEST LEBANON, Ind. — The Seeger girls team dominated the distance races while the Attica boys team used their depth to win Wabash River Conference track championships.

The Patriot girls came out well ahead of second place Rockville 156.5 - 96 and another six points better than third-place Attica.

The Red Rambler boys defeated second place Rockville 134-117 and came out fifteen more points up on third place North Vermillion.

The Seeger girls took second and third in the 400 meter dash, first and second in the 800 and 1,600 along with a first and third in the 3,200. They also captured the 1,600 relay in a school record 4:19.63 and took first in the 3,200 relay.

Patriot coach Miles Stuckey said of his winning girls squad, “I think they did well. Our whole team, not only our distance runners, but our sprinters, too, ran well after having fought injuries this season.”

Sarah Mattern, the head coach at Attica, was obviously pleased that her boys team had won the title, but she was happy for her entire team.

“We had a great number of PR’s [personal records] tonight and I was pleased with how well we ran the relays, especially the girls.”

Mattern said that she is proud of the way her team is gelling, noting that it started with the first two races of the day, the 3200m relays by the boys and girls.

“They’re really supportive of each other and that’s important as you try to develop a team,” she explained. “And tonight we saw that in all our PR’s.”

Fountain Central coach Clint Burney said he was extremely happy for his team.

He mentioned the runs by Ben Payton who took second in the 800 and won the 1,600.

“That’s a tough double to run,” said Burney. “He cut about ten seconds off what he’s been running in the 1600 since Bi-County.”

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