Lebanon Reporter

May 11, 2013

Comage hits state standard in high jump

Seniors' jump one of many highlights at conference meet

By Will Willems
Sports Editor

Crawfordsville — Last season, Lebanon’s Tre’ Comage had a heavy workload in the conference meet and was unable to claim the title in his signature event – the high jump.

That wasn’t going to be the case this year.

Comage had a lesser workload and won the high jump Friday night in a state standard height of 6-feet-6-inches.

“Last year, I probably cost him the high jump (title) because I had to put him in a lot of events to compete,” Lebanon head coach Tim Curts said. “I told him I wasn’t going to do that this year.”

While the state standard doesn’t guarantee a spot in the state meet unless it is done in the postseason, it was the start of a good day for Comage. Along with the win in the high jump, he anchored the victorious 1,600-meter relay team in a winning time of 3:33.

Also on the relay were Drake Burger, Jacob Turner and Phillip Skillington.

“Tre’ got off quickly in the high jump and got into a good groove,” Curts said. “I thought he might have a go at the school record tonight, but the conditions weren’t the best for it. Then he closed out the 4x4 with a really strong leg.”

Comage was part of the only two wins for the Tigers, but Lebanon had other solid performances on the night.

For more of this story, read Saturday's Lebanon Reporter.