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May 4, 2014

Berries sweep at county

Logan's Crafford, Cass' Keisling named Star of Stars

Logansport swept the team titles at the Cass County track and field meet Saturday at Berry Stadium.

The Berries continued their reign on the boys side and unseated five-time defending champion Lewis Cass in the girls event.

Logansport junior Jennifer Crafford was named the Fred Kinder Star of Stars on the girls side, while Cass senior Austin Keisling earned the top honor on the boys side in his first year of high school track.

Crafford won the 800-meter run (2:33.5), the 1600 (5:38.06) and the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches), and she was second in the 3200 (12:49.82).

“I’m really pumped about winning it,” Crafford said. “Track is different for me this year with having less injuries. I knew there would be a lot of competition and I was determined to get it.”

Crafford ran a difficult set on the day and said she was feeling it on her final event, the 3200.

“Oh yeah. I added a minute to my time. I was very, very tired, but it was well worth it,” she said.

The Logan standout was also happy her team was able to come out on top after a five-year drought.

“Before the meet we held a pep rally between the girls. We had never won the county meet and that was a big goal for us. I’m very proud of all my teammates,” she said.

Logan won with 84.5 points. Cass was a close second with 73.5, followed by an upstart Pioneer team with 65. Caston was fourth with 18.

Also for the Berries, Amber Hart swept wins in the 100 hurdles (16.94) and 300 hurdles (49.54). Samantha Kain was the county champion in the shot put (31-6). Emily Pomasl won in the pole vault (8-0).

Logan coach Randy Kuhn said that like last week’s win at the Frankfort Innovational, the Berries’ second, third, fourth and fifth place finishers made up the difference on the scoreboard.

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