May 23, 2014

Campbell, Johnson claim titles at track sectional

RUSSIAVILLE — Competing against an always tough sectional field, two area athletes were able to rise to the occasion and take sectional championships.

Pioneer senior Blake Johnson won the long jump and Lewis Cass senior Codey Campbell was tops in the discus Thursday at the Western Sectional.

The event is usually held in Kokomo but was moved due to the construction of a new press box there. Next week’s regional will thus be held at South Bend St. Joseph.

Johnson soared to a win in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 7.5 inches, edging out runner-up Christian Glenn (20-6.75) of Western.

“This year for my senior year I’ve gotten a lot better in the long jump. I beat my PR by a foot,” Johnson said. “It’s awesome. I’ve been really trying my senior year harder than the past couple years I’d say.”

Pioneer coach Bob Brock said Johnson has been a consistent performer in the long jump this year.

“He’s been continuously jumping the 20-feet mark all year. He feels very comfortable, he feels like he should be doing that every time he jumps,” he said. “That sectional championship is very admirable. I’m very proud of him.”

Campbell won the discus with a heave of 149-2. Western’s Corey Hinkle was second with a throw of 148-6, and Logansport’s Alex Emmerd also advanced to the regional with a third-place finish at 144-9. Emmerd was a state qualifier in the event a year ago.

The Kings nearly swept the throwing events as Levi Glassburn had the lead in the shot put until Western’s Russell McDorman took the title on his final throw of 47-6.75. Glassburn had to settle for runner-up at 47-1.5. Pioneer’s Tyler Shaw was third (44-7.25) and Campbell grabbed the fourth and final spot in the regional with a throw of 44-5.75.

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