NORTH MANCHESTER —
In eighth-grade quarterfinal action at Honey Creek, West Vigo’s girls edged Sarah Scott 30-29 and West Vigo’s boys knocked off the Scotties 56-43.
West Vigo’s girls were led by Lyndsay Garrett with 13 points, while Geryana Johnson had 18 for Sarah Scott.
In the boys game, Austin Sappinfield pumped in 21 points and Tyler Kernstein added 20 points for West Vigo. Sarah Scott got 14 points from Josiah Wallace.
• Swift, Wise named MVC Athletes Of The Week — Indiana State junior hurdler Greggmar Swift was honored for the second straight week and Sycamore freshman Katie Wise earned her first recognition as each was recognized as a Missouri Valley Conference Track & Field Athlete of the Week, according to an announcement Wednesday by the league office.
Swift was named the Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for the second straight week of the 2013 Indoor season, while Wise received her first recognition as Women’s Track Athlete of the Week.
Wise remained undefeated on the season in the 60-meter dash and won for the second time in three meets in the 200 at the Gene Edmonds Cup, a dual meet between Indiana State and Purdue conducted in West Lafayette on Saturday for the 18th straight year.
Swift remained undefeated on the season and lowered his time in the 60 hurdles with a winning effort of 7.72 in the finals of the event at the Gene Edmonds Cup. Swift had the top time in the preliminaries of 7.85, then soared past the field in the finals to win in a personal-best 7.72.
Swift’s time of 7.72 broke the Edmonds Cup record held by former Sycamore Aubrey Herring, who ran 7.79 in 2000, and also broke the Lambert Fieldhouse record of 7.75 set by Richardo Melbourne of Central State in 2003.
The Sycamore junior leads the Valley in the event and ranks third in the nation. The Sycamore junior also leads the Valley and ranks 54th in the nation for the 60 with a time of 6.81 that he ran at the EIU Early Bird in December.
Also receiving recognition as notable performers from Indiana State were junior Robert Webb and senior Shalesa Smith.
Indiana State will compete at two venues this weekend with a select number of athletes competing in the Jack Jennett Invite at the University of Northern Iowa, while the rest of the team will be in the Indiana Relays at Indiana University. Both competitions will take place Friday and Saturday.