Addison Coy claimed the state 300-meter hurdles championship Friday, setting another school record in the process.
Coy took first with a time of 43.24 seconds, almost a full second ahead of runner-up Ella Robinson of Zionsville at 44.11. In doing so, the junior from Barrington, Ill., broke her own record of 43.93, which she set earlier this season.
Coy ran the race in memory of her good friend Christian Burns, 17, of West Lafayette, Ind., who died in a car accident on May 31. The two met while attending Culver Summer Schools & Camps. She said he planned to come and watch her run. Burns was a member of the West Lafayette High School 4×100 relay team that qualified for the boys state finals on Saturday.
Coy is now the third member of the Culver Girls Academy track program to reach the top of the podium, joining Alex Banfich ’08 (1600 and 3200) and Waverly Neer ’11 (1600 and 3200).
Along with Coy’s championship, the CMA golf team advanced to the regional round with a second-place finish at the Warsaw Sectional. The Eagles shot a 313 at the Rozella Ford Golf Club Friday, finishing 10 strokes behind sectional champion Columbia City and one stroke ahead of Northfield. The top three teams advance to the regional.
Kirby Hart paced the team with a 75, followed by Lake Genenbacher with 78, Liam Diebel’s 79, Michael Perea’s 81, and Santiago Fernandez’s 84.
The team will return to Warsaw on Thursday to play the regional tournament at the Stonehenge Golf Club. The top three teams and top five individuals not connected to advancing teams will advance to the state finals.
The Culver Military varsity lacrosse team dropped a 12-10 decision to eventual state champion Indianapolis Cathedral Friday evening. The Eagles led at halftime but Cathedral came back to win the game. Cathedral defeated Carmel, 9-4, Saturday to claim the title.