Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Speed Kills (Record Book) at City Harrison, Memorial Defend Championships

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Speed Kills (Record Book) at City Harrison, Memorial Defend Championships

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Defending champions, Memorial with its sixth straight and Harrison with its fourth, defended Friday in the finals of the Evansville City Track and Field Meet at Central Stadium. Both teams are well-stocked with high-end individual talent and quality depth and earned what they got. But they were not the story of the night. There were four of them, a quartet of record efforts, one of them from a quartet of Bosse girls who surprised themselves as much as the record book in the 1,600-meter relay.

The best time for Kennedy Madison, Jasmine Washington, Yamani Hunter and Khryssnee Madison had been four seconds slower than the 4:04.36 that another Bosse foursome (Asia Brimm, Ayriane Millender, Deatris Cheaney and Latoya Jagoe) put up in 1998.

"Before we ran tonight we said don't focus on the people, focus on running your personal best," said Khryssnee Madison after the 2012 relay went 4:03.96. "And that's what my girls did tonight. I know the relay is really special to me and tonight we left it all on the track."

That was the theme of the evening when Mater Dei senior Tyler Schickel stepped to the line in the 1,600 a night after an outstanding come-from-behind effort against North senior Caleb Kerr in the 3,200.

"I'd seen the record time (Adam Renfro's 4:19.4 from 1980) and was definitely going for it," said Schickel, who dueled with Kerr for the first three laps again Friday. "Then when I saw (the time) on the board down the straightaway I just kept my head down and went for it."

He made it with plenty to spare, crossing the finish in 4:15.95 as he punched the air in celebration.

"I was actually hoping for 4:13," said Schickel. "I guess I'll have to go for that again next week."

The next record shattering came on the girls' side from Central senior Taylor Wiley, who already owned the City record in the 800.

But she wanted another line in the record book by lowering the 58. …

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