CGA was the team champion & boasted several individual champions at the IHSAA Sectional on May 19. Individual champions were: Erica Sims in the 100 & 200; Jenna Iwaniec in the 800; Waverly Neer in the 1600 and 3200; each relay team - 4 x 100 - Ashley Taylor, Emily Rich, Andrea Lin, Erica Sims; 4 x 400 team - Jenna Iwaniec, Hanna Klondaris, Waverly Neer, Moira Kelley; 4 x 800 team - Kaye Sitterley, Willow Smith, Stephanie Burian, Jenna Iwaniec. The 4 x 800 team set a new CGA school record of 9:59.01 (almost 4 seconds off the old record of 2006).
At the IHSAA Regional on May 26 the CGA team finished 5th out of 47 schools with 43 points. CGA had two distance runners advance to the state meet - Waverly Neer was a double champion in the 1600 and 3200 while Willow Smith ran a valiant race to finish 3rd with her best time. Also advancing was the 4 x 800 team even though they finished 4th - they have the 19th best time going into the state meet. Their 9:47.54 broke their school record from the sectional by over 11 seconds! (Kaye Sitterley, Stephanie Burian, Willow Smith, Jenna Iwaniec). Contact Coach Chastain for more information about CGA Track & Field.
2009: Daniel Ching wins Goshen Relays 300 Intermediate Hurdles on April 25. May 2: CMA & CGA wins the Logansport Co-Ed Relays; CGA team wins IHSAA Sectional on May 19
Boys IHSAA top performers: CMA finished 2nd in the IHSAA Sectional on May 21 @ Plymouth. Champions were Tabari Byrd Williams in the Long Jump; 4 x 800 team of Coleman Zimmerman, Ramsey Bradke, Alex Kazer, and Austin Welch; two double champs for CMA were Daniel Ching defending his sectional titles in the High Hurdles and Intermediate Hurdles and Alejandro Arroyo doing the same in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.
Boys IHSAA Regional highlights: Daniel Ching finishes 7th in the High Hurdles with his best time of 14.99 and advances to the state meet in the Intermediate Hurdles breaking his own school record with a 39.58 time. Alejandro Arroyo was 4th in the 1600 with a PR of 4:28.62 and then finished 2nd in the 3200 with a best time of 9:34.01 to also advance to the State Meet on June 5 in Bloomington.