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SCORE  — Tionna Brown added three more victories to her already extensive resume.
Herald Photo / Provided SCORE — Tionna Brown added three more victories to her already extensive resume.
Kokomo High School freshman phenom Tionna Brown continued to sizzle in track and field by claiming three victories at the North Central Conference Girls Track Championships held at Lafayette Jefferson High School. Participants battled through cold and windy conditions during the evening meet.

Brown swept the short-distance running events to earn more than half of Kokomo’s 60 points. Harrison claimed the NCC title with a score of 150.5, followed by McCutcheon (115.5), Lafayette Jeff (113.5), Kokomo, Richmond (47), Muncie Central (34.5), Marion (33), Logansport (31.5), Anderson (24.5), and Arsenal Tech (13).

Brown won the 100-meter dash by bettering her own school record with a time of 11.93. She won the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.56 and the 400-meter run in 1:01.73.

Lana Pham also claimed an NCC title by clearing 5-2 in the high jump.

Taylor Walden claimed a pair of podium finishes with a sixth in the 3,200-meter run and eighth in the 1,600-meter run. Brianna Jones placed sixth in the shot put with a toss of 33-4.5. Maya James placed eighth in the 800-meter run.

Three relay teams also stood on the NCC podium: James, Cinnamon Andrews, Josilynn McNeil and Tyasia Burks finished sixth in the 3,200-meter relay; Aaryan Morrison, Quintessa Burks, James, and Booke Smith placed eighth in the 400-meter relay; and James, Morrison, McNeil, and Andrews placed fifth in the 1,600-meter relay.

“We coaches simply look for improvement, and with the elements Friday night – bitterly cold and a howling wind – I did not expect that 40-percent of our Lady Wildkats would set season bests,” said head coach Jay Karp. “So, I was very proud of our young ladies. Many of them had to step up and run events that they were not planning to run due to some unexpected circumstances, and they rose to the occasion. I felt going in we had a shot at fourth place as a team, and despite the last-minute changes Kokomo finished a solid fourth. I was proud of the effort everyone gave Friday.”

Eddington wins 100 in boys meet

Andrecus Eddington ran an 18.86 to claim the 100-meter dash title at the North Central Conference Boys Track Championships at Lafayette Jefferson High School. In cold and windy conditions, Eddington’s run was the third fastest in Wildkat history.

Anderson earned the team championship with 109.5 points, followed by Lafayette Jeff (101), McCutcheon (96), Harrison (85), Muncie Central (76), Marion (66), Kokomo (34.5), Arsenal Tech (30), Logansport (17), and Richmond (9).

Other podium finishes for Kokomo included: second place for 400-meter relay team of Shemar Robinson, Terrence Armstrong, Joseph Nieto, and Eddington; fourth place for Joseph Nieto in the 200-meter dash; fourth place for Drake Blackburn in the pole vault; fifth place for the 3,200-meter relay team of Max Esponda, Julian Wallace, Justin Taflinger, and Coy Brandon; seventh place for Julian Wallace in the intermediate hurdles; and seventh place for the 1,600-meter relay team of Quincy Armstrong, Chris Thomas, Nieto, and Wallace.