Boys Varsity Track · Mitchell gives historic effort as Bears place 3rd in MEC


The Monroe Central boys track team placed third in the Mid-Eastern Conference Championship held last evening at MC.

Wapahani won the team title with 133 points, while Eastern Hancock was 2nd at 123 and the Bears were 3rd with 109 points.

Rounding out the MEC field were Shenandoah 106, Wes-Del 44, Blue River 40, Daleville 20, Cowan 6, and Randolph Southern 4.

“The boys had a historic effort turned in by senior Nick Mitchell,” said Coach Preston Proctor.
In the 110 High Hurdles Mitchell broke the MEC record in the prelims and then re-broke the MEC record in the finals and broke the school record with a time of 14.72.  The school record broken was set in 1994.
Mitchell also won the 300 m hurdles with a time of 40.66 which broke the MEC record set in 2004.  He also anchored the champion 4 x 100 Relay team of Kamron Caldwell, Noah McCollum, and Malcolm Armour.  Mitchell was also the third leg of the champion 4 x 400 Relay team of Armour, Dalton Winans and Zane Kear.  In that relay Mitchell ran a pr split of 51.9.
Junior Zane Kear was champion in the 400 m Dash with a PR time of 53.47.
Junior Kamron Caldwell won the long jump with a leap of 19′ 1″.
The 4 x 800 team of Conner Miller, Riley Moulton, Winans, and Kear placed third with a season best time.
Sophomore Logan Swallow threw a PR in the Shot Put with a heave of 39′ 7.50 and a toss of 114′ 9″ in the Discus.
“The Bears had many outstanding performers and efforts,” Proctor said. “The Coaches would like to thank Mr. Landis for organizing such a successful big meet here at Monroe Central.”
MC will compete in the Sectional next Thursday at Muncie Central.