The Chesterton boys track team completed its indoor season on Tuesday night
with a second place finish at the Duneland Athletic Conference Meet at
Valparaiso won the team title with 108 points, while the Trojans amassed
99.25. Lake Central was third (92.75).
The Trojans won four event titles led by Tyler Rusboldt’s meet record
performance in the 800 (2:01.18). Joe Troop just missed the meet record in
the long jump by a 1/2-inch after a winning jump of 21-8. Justin Zosso won
the pole vault by clearing 14-feet.
The other winner for the Trojans came in the 4x800. Rusboldt, Billy Biehl,
Austin Palombizio and Andrew Kearney won in a meet record 8:12.81, almost 12
seconds better than the previous mark (8:24.66).
Other top individual performances came from Brett Lara with a second-place
finish in the pole vault (13-6) and a runner-up finish by Troop in the 400
Richie Ruff finished third in the 200 hurdles (27.09) and the 55 hurdles
(7.88). Chesterton’s 4x400 quartet of Troop, Biehl, Palombizio and Nick
Barango also finished third (3:36.42).