White County boys, girls finish runner-up in 7-AAAA

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The Lady Warriors and Warriors brought home region runner-up honors after a solid effort at Blessed Trinity High School.

The girls finished with 154 points, second to Marist (178.5), while the boys also followed Marist (193) as a distant second place (180).


Rachel Gearing led the way for the girls, taking the individual region title in the 400 meter dash with a 56.89, nearly four seconds better than the next place finisher. She also won the long jump region title (17′ 5″), triple jump region title (37′ 6″) and was a part of the 4×400 region title group.

Other top finishers in events included Jaelen Alexander (2nd in 800 meter; 2:20), who was tenths of a second behind the winner. Rachel Lovell also reeled in a runner-up finish in the 100 meter hurdles with a 17.08.

The girls’ 4×100 meter relay also finished second, led by Rachel and Ellie Gearing, Maddie Stephens and Kiernan Schmidt. The 4×400 group took region champion honors, however, with Rachel & Ellie Gearing, Jaelen Alexander and Schmidt all leading the way.


Jay Lepkoske led the Warriors, winning the 100 meter dash region championship with a 11.25 finish. Lepkoske also won the 200 meter dash (23.04). Teammate Noah Rapert (50.73) took the top spot in the 400 meter as well as the triple jump (41′ 7″).

In the 300 meter hurdles, White County grabbed the top two spots with Cody VerSluis (40.96) taking the region title ahead of teammate Will Sampson (43.28). The 4×100 relay group then blasted past the competition, earning the region crown. The group consisted of VerSluis, Sampson, Cameron Quinn and Bailey Anderson.

The 4×400 relay team (Lepkoske, Rapert, Quinn, Anderson) finished as region champs as well, just three-tenths of a second ahead of Marist. Pole vaulter Grant Pullium won a region title (12′) as well for the Warriors.

Jacky Jones 2018


One comment

  • Ellie Gearing was the 3 leg in the girls 4X400. Not our sweet little Lovell. However they look alike and they are best friends.


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