TERRE HAUTE — Churubusco’s junior high track team won both the boys and girls 2018 Indiana Middle School Track and Field State Championships on Saturday.
The young Eagles traveled to Terre Haute and came away as champions. The event is organized by the Indiana State Athletic Club since middle school athletics do not have a sanctioning body.
The event is in its first year and open to all Indiana 6th-8th grade track teams.
The Eagles sent 18 athletes to compete and had an outstanding showing.
Aaron Jacquay and Katie Graft came away as individual state champions.
Jacquay threw the discus 161 feet, 9 inches — a toss that could have won a sectional title in several area sectionals this season, excluding the North Side Sectional, where fellow Churubusco athlete Brayden Simmons threw over 170 feet.
Graft won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.32.
Churubusco also had several state runners-up, including Isabella Zuk, Brelle Shearer, Hannah Boersema, Nick Nondorf and Hunter Bianski.
Yuk board 15 feet, 3.5 inches in long jump. Shearer cleared 8 feet in pole vault. Boersema finished the 200-meter hurdles with a time of 31.13 seconds, and Bianski tossed the shot put 47 feet, 1 inch.
Also placing for Churubusco was Zuk, third in the 200-meter hurdles (31.18); Cara DeBolt placed fourth in pole vault, clearing 6 feet, 6 inches; Nondorf, fourth in pole vault (8-06); Boersema, fifth in 100-meter hurdles (16.6); Graft, fifth in 1,600-meter run (5:36.75); Devin Clark, sixth in pole vault; Jacquay, sixth in shot put; Dylan Stroder, seventh in pole vault; and Jakob Eminger, eighth in 200-meter hurdles.
Other participants included Madison Hosted, Kate Green, Cal Ostrowski, Cullen Blake, Caiden Shively and Isaac Rinker.