Gibson County was filled with talent this spring and that definitely showed in girls track and field with all three schools being represented in the state finals and a few school records being broken.
Here is the 2017 All-Gibson County girls track and field team.
ASHLYN MORGAN, WOOD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Ashlyn Morgan kicked off her senior school year with an ACL tear during the soccer season, but helped the WMHS girls basketball team as a leader from the bench to a state championship and came back with a solid performance in the trac season.
Morgan took first place in the Gibson County meet at Princeton Community High School with a time of 14.50 seconds and was fifth at sectionals at PCHS with a 13.94 second finish.
KENDALL SINGLETON, GIBSON SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
200-Meter Dash, Long Jump
Kendall Singleton was a key piece during the Gibson Southern High School soccer team’s undefeated regular season.
The senior stayed stron in the spring and came out in the 200-meter dash at the Gibson County meet with a final time of 28.78 seconds. Singleton followed at sectional with a sixth place finish with a time of 28.70 seconds.
In the long jump, Singleton took first at County with a leap of 15 feet, five inches and finished in fifth place at sectional with a jump of 15 feet, 10.5 inches.
AVERY JONES-TAYLOR, PRINCETON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
There was no sophomore slump for Avery Jones-Taylor this season.
The sophomore didn’t break the PCHS record she broke her freshman year, but Jones-Taylor made it back to the state finals in the 400 for the second straight year.
At the County meet, Avery took first place with a time of 1:03.77 and followed up at sectionals with a 1:00.68.
At the Evansville Central regional, Avery finished in third place with a 1:00.95 and took 24th in state, improving from last year, with a time of 1:00.10.
CHLOE BARTLEY, WOOD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Bartley made her second trip to state finals this year after helping lead the girls basketball team to a state title.
The 2017 valedictorian set a school record in the 800 for WMHS at regionals, with a third place finish of 2:21.37 after setting the record early in the season with a 2:22 and change.
At the County meet, Bartley took first with a 2:24.97 and followed with a 2:23.37. In the state finals, Bartley took 23rd with a 2:24.43.
ABAGALE HUELSMAN, GIBSON SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
Huelsman was a strong runner during the cross country season and had more success during the track season.
During the county meet, Huelsman ran a 6:12.64 for first place and took third place in the sectional meet with a 5:59.32.
At the regional meet, Huelsman took 13th with a 5:50.74.
GRACE GRUEBEL, GIBSON SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
Gruebel took first place in the Gibson County meet with a time of 13:25.69 but was edged in the sectional meet with a time of 14:00.32 for a fifth place finish.
SAMANTHA BITTNER, GIBSON SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
100-Meter Hurdles, 300-Meter Hurdles
The best hurdler in the county in 2017.
Bittner made it to state in both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles behind regional championships in both events.
In the County meet, Bittner took first in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.41 and followed with a second place finish at sectionals with a 16.62. Her regional championship time was 15.63 seconds.
At state, Bittner didn’t make it past prelims with a 15.90 qualifying time and finished 21st.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Bittner took first in County (50.24), sectional (47.71) and regional (46.71).
Bittner was leading her group down the stretch in the state finals, but clipped a hurdle and couldn’t recover, resulting in a 27th place finish with a 50.76 second finish.
LEXI LASHBROOK, WOOD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Lashbrook was also a member of the state championship girls basketball team.
Lashbrook leaped to a County meet first place finish with a four feet, six inch jump. In the sectional meet, Lashbrook took third place to advance to regionals with a jump of four feet, 10 inches.
Her regional jump of four feet, eight inches resulted in a tie for 19th place.
DIANA JONES, GIBSON SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
There was no pole vault event in the Gibson County meet and Jones lauched for an eight foot vault at the Princeton sectional.
MARIA HILLYARD, GIBSON SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
Shot Put, Discus
Maria Hillyard didn’t take first place in the Gibson County meet in the discus throw, but dominated her way to a first place finish at sectional.
In the discus, Hillyard threw a 98 feet, 6.75 inch throw for a second place at County behind Princeton’s Jeskia Mahoney’s 103 feet, two inch throw.
At sectional, Hillyard launched one 105 feet, 10.25 inches before throwing a 110 feet, six inch throw at regionals for fifth place.
In the shot put, Hillyard took first at the county meet with a throw of 33 feet, nine inches and took third at sectionasl with a throw of 33 feet, 3.5 inches.
At regionals, Hillyard took 13th place with a throw of 32 feet, nine inches.
GIBSON SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
4x100-Meter Relay, 4x400-Meter Relay
The GSHS 4x100-meter relay team took first at the county meet with a time of 55.16 seconds and finished in fourth at the sectional meet with a time of 54.11 seconds.
In the 4x400, the team took first in county (4:28.85), second in sectionals (4:20.34) and 11th at regionals (4:18.09).
PRINCETON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
The PCHS 4x800-meter relay team took first at the county meet with a time of 11:04.12 and finished in third at the sectional meet with a time of 10:54.02.
The team took 11th at regionals with a time of 10:35.25.