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June 5, 2014

Valley track athletes ready to compete for state titles, all-state honors

TERRE HAUTE — A huge contingent of Wabash Valley athletes in addition to six relays will compete tonight and Saturday in the IHSAA track and field state finals at Indiana University.

Based upon regional times, Lindsay Welker of Terre Haute North and Riley Stohler of Terre Haute South have the best chances at state-championship glory.

Welker will attempt to become the first female state champion from Vigo County — and second in county history — since Karen Byrd of North won the high jump in 1990.

Welker is seeded third in the 800 meters after running a time of 2 minutes, 15.23 seconds to win the regional. She took sixth in the event as a freshman.

Welker won’t have to worry about two-time defending state champion Brittany Neeley, who won in a state-record time of 2:06.68 last year.

“All season, I’ve just had the mindset, I’ve had a goal time set. I’d really like to go under 2:10. If that wins me the meet, that would be awesome and if it doesn’t, I won’t be upset,” Welker said. “The race should be totally different from last year; the seed times just aren’t as fast.”

Stohler is seeded fourth in the boys 800 and there’s no clear favorite for that race, coach Kyle Walsh said. He’s attempting to be the first Terre Haute boys state champion since Shaun Smith of North won the 100 meters in 2008.

“The 800 is the most wide-open distance race there is. There’s no one person that’s the favorite in this race. Riley is physically more fit than he’s been before and mentally he’s as focused as he’s ever been,” Walsh said of the future Sycamore.

Stohler, 15th in the race a year ago, is better prepared, he said.

“I’m definitely trying to win. If I don’t win, I’d like to hang in that top four,” Stohler said.

Stohler’s senior classmate Jackson Bertoli knows a few things about being in the top four. Bertoli, the 2013 cross country state champion, was fourth in last year’s 3,200 race.

The future Indiana Hoosier is ready to give defending state champ Clayton Bowie of Southport a run for his money.

“As I like to say, the hay’s in the barn. Just sharpening up and making sure everything’s ready to go. This is the easiest part, just trust your training and everything you’ve done to this point and put it all out there,” Bertoli said.

Bertoli is joined by junior teammate Spencer Danielson, who will run in his first state track meet after a top-40 finish in state cross country.

“His mission is to shoot for that top-nine, all-state spot,” Walsh said. “He’ll be in that chase pack. There will be a group of guys that go out really, really hard. He’s as good a finisher as anybody in the state, but he’s got to be in position after that first mile.”

Another of Terre Haute’s distance runners attempting to crack the state’s elite will be North’s Peter Davis, who’s coming off a meet-record victory in the 1,600 at the regional.

Davis is seeded 10th in the state meet and is really peaking at the right time, he said earlier this week.

North’s Keirra Porter is another North athlete who could help the Patriots approach the sixth-place team finish they accomplished in 2013.

Porter is seeded 11th in the 100 hurdles after taking eighth a year ago in the event. She’ll also try to get the 400-meter relay team into the top 10.

North sprinter DaShana Johnson said she’s been battling a hip injury, but the Vincennes University-bound runner wants to finish off her high school career with all-state honors.

North’s Jessi Conley, a future Sycamore, would need a career day to score for the Patriots. Regardless of the outcome, it’s been a great year for Conley.

“It’s definitely one of my best years, running the 1,600’s been awesome this year,” said Conley, adding her excitement about ISU. “The coaches are great, the team’s great, I feel like I’m going to fit in perfect there.”

Linton’s Grant Stamm is seeded seventh in the boys 110 high hurdles.

Shaelynn White will represent West Vigo in the girls 200 and Leanna Knight will compete in the girls long jump for Northview.

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