Photo providedDakota Ramey took second in shot put with a NMHS record throw of 54'5".
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Dakota Ramey took second in shot put with a NMHS record throw of 54'5".
MARION - Southmont and North Montgomery wrapped up their indoor track season with a trip to the Hoosier State Relays at Indiana Wesleyan University. The event featured 1A-3A teams from all across the state of Indiana. Of 50 teams that scored at least a point, Southmont's boys finished 11th and North Montgomery's boys finished tied for 20th.

The Chargers' day was highlighted by a record setting performance by Dakota Ramey in the shot put. The senior set a new school record with a throw of 54'5", which was good for second in the state. North Montgomery's men's 4x200 meter relay team finished 21st with a time of 1:41.63. The final competitor for the Chargers that qualified for the event was Katelyn Stump, but she did not post a height in the pole vault.

Southmont also had impressive performances against the strong field. The 4x200 relay team of Devon Burton, Dan Barrett, Drake Cooksey, and Jake Richardson took third place with a time of 1:35.21. The team was seeded 17th before the event. Elijah Simms replaced Cooksey and helped the other three runners take sixth place in the 4x400 relay in a time of 3:38.40. Jessi Shelton wrapped up the running performances for the Mounties with a 10th place finish in the 55 meter hurdles (9.41) and a 20th in the 55 meter dash (7.81).

Southmont was also successful in the field events. Alexa Richardson led the way with a throw of 35'3.5" in the shot put. That put her in 10th place. Chelsea Wirth and Brittany Barrett both competed in the pole vault for Southmont. Wirth tied for 13th with a vault of 7'0" and Barrett finished 21st, also clearing seven feet. Dan Barrett was able to match his seeded height of 12'0" to take 13th in the boys' portion of the pole vault. Mountie head coach Marvin Walters was please with what he saw on Saturday.

"Obviously, our outstanding performance was by the boys' 4 x 200 meter relay team finishing in third place after being seeded 17th," praised Walters. "All four worked very hard on the timing of their handoffs which was critical to our success. The 4 x 400 meter relay team was also very competitive with the best 1A-3A schools in the state."

Southmont will be back in action with their outdoor season when they travel to Western Boone on Tuesday with Crawfordsville. North Montgomery is off until the Charger Classic.