Irwin, Candrl place second at Washington pentathlon

Will Johnson

Days removed from Mother Nature canceling a three-team track meet at Pacific, six Owensville High School track and field team members competed Saturday during the annual Washington High School Pentathlon.

Two of those student-athletes performed well enough in the high jump, long jump, shot put, 1500-meter run and the 100-meter hurdles to place second individually.

One of those was Dutchgirl freshman Katie Candrl.

Placing third in the 100m hurdles in a time of 16.9 and fourth in the long jump with a distance of 14-11.75, Candrl scored a total of 2,247 points to place second behind Washington’s Deseray Washington who topped the individual girl’s standings with 2,543 points.

“She medaled in two out of five events,” OHS head track coach Matt Candrl said. “For a freshman, she was able to put together a really good combination of performances.”

Senior Joy Stewart also competed for the Dutchgirls along with Candrl at WHS.

Scoring the most points in the high jump and the 1500m, Stewart finished with 1,287 points.

“Joy did a good job in the hurdles and the high jump,” Coach Candrl said.

On the boy’s side of the ledger, senior Sean Irwin led a quartet of Dutchmen tracksters in Blue Jay country.

Winning the long jump, 110-meter hurdles and placing third in the high jump, Irwin scored 3,023 points to finish second individually behind Kirkwood’s Carnell Young (3,147).

“Sean had a great meet,” Candrl said. “He broke the meet record for about five minutes before Carnell Young from Kirkwood topped him in the last heat of the 1500m.”

Zachary Adams, Austin Terry and Tony Terry Jr., also competed for Dutchmen track at Washington throughout the day Saturday.

Austin picked up half of his points in the high jump and the 1500m run events.

“He had a good performances in the high jump, shot put and 1500m,” Candrl said.

Adams won his heat of the 110m hurdles scoring most of his points.

“Zach had a good opening hurdle race winning his heat,” Candrl said.

Tony Terry Jr., also scored 1,503 points with most of his coming from the 1500m run and the long jump.