(5-15-21) Today at Hardin Northern the Perry boys team and the Lehman Catholic girls teams picked up 2021 Northwest Central Conference (NWCC) Track and Field titles.

The Perry boys beat 2nd place Hardin Northern 123.5- 93, While the Lehman Catholic girls edged by 2nd place Waynesfield-Goshen 144-132.

It was the last NWCC Track meet for both Lehman Catholic and Riverside who are leaving next school year for the new Three Rivers Conference.

COMPLETE NWCC RESULTS

NWCC BOYS TEAM SCORES VARSITY
1 PERRY 123.500
2 HARDIN NORTHERN 93.000
3 WAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN 81.500
4 RIDGEMONT 76.000
5 ELGIN 54.000
6 UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 8.000
7 LEHMAN CATHOLIC 41.000
8 RIVERSIDE 10.000

Perry’s Brady Yingst (Jr) won three events, the 800 meter run (1:58.81 a new NWCC record), 1,600 meter run (4:34.11) and the 3,200 meter run (9:45.00 a new NWCC record), he added a second in the 400 meter run. Yingst and Lehman Catholic’s Cy Starcher who won the 400 meter dash were named the Co-MVPs of the meet.

NWCC GIRLS – TEAM SCORES VARSITY
1 LEHMAN CATHOLIC 144.000
2 WAYNESFIELD-GOSHEN 132.000
3 ELGIN 74.000
4 RIDGEMONT 56.000
5 HARDIN NORTHERN 48.000
6 TEMPLE CHRISTIAN 43.000
7 PERRY 12.000
8 RIVERSIDE 8.000
9 UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 6.000

Waynesfield-Goshen’s Taylor Spencer (Soph) won three events and was named the MVP for the meet.

She posted three new meet records:

  • 3,200 meter run with a time of 11:36.55 (previous record – Lehman Catholic’s Jenna Zimmerman’s time of 12:22.15 in 2015)
  • 800 meter run in 2:20:48 (old record set by Riverside’s Katie Kite of 2:28.26 in 2009)
  • 1,600 meter run in 5:15.29 (old record set by Lehman Catholic’s Jenna Zimmerman’s time of 5:47.03 in 2015)
  • 400 meter run – 2nd place finish

Helping Lehman Catholic to the title was the Cavaliers’ Kiersten Franklin who won the 400 meter run in a NWCC record time of 58.37