Danville — The Lebanon girls track and field team cruised to the Sagamore Conference title Friday night.
The Lady Tigers won their second-straight conference title, amassing a record 160 points (the previous record was 153 set by Southmont in 2006) to win the title by 46.5 points.
"The girls have been working really hard all throughout the winter and through the season," Lebanon head coach Shelley West said. "Their goal was to win this and dominate in all the events, and they did a great job."
Murphy Adams was a three-event winner for Lebanon.
She teamed with Summer Stogsdill, Lizzie Kincaid and Abbi Coyle to win the 3,200-meter relay in 10:28.36. Individually, she won the 1,600-meter run in 5:25.40 (with Coyle placing third in 5:46.53) and the 800-meter run in 2:26.23 (with Coyle placing fourth in 2:37.08).
"I feel like she is getting stronger as the year goes on," West said. "She runs strong every meet, she pushes herself and works hard in practice every day. She is a very determined young lady that just keeps on working hard."
Ashlyn Terrill was also a double-champion, winning the shot put in 37-feet-3-inches (with Lyla Barr placing third in 32-feet-10.75) and winning the discus in 115-feet-6-inches.
"She has not only matured this year, but she is a really confident thrower right now," West said. "Going into sectionals, that is going to be huge for her."
Lebanon also went 1-2 in the 100-meter dash, with Kara Funk winning the conference title in 12.88, and Hallie Montgomery placing second in 12.97.
Montgomery won the 200-meter dash in 26.39, with Funk and Montgomery teaming with Summer Stogsdill and Sara Nino to win the 400-meter relay in 50.88.
Lebanon added a ninth conference title in the high jump, with Christina Lamb coming in first in a jump of 5-feet-2-inches.
Western Boone placed seventh with 48.50 points.
The Stars had two conference titles.
Junior Grace Huckstep set the Sagamore Conference record in the pole vault, clearing 11-feet.
In the 3,200-meter run, Audrey Knoper won the Sagamore Conference title in 12:01.62.
"The thing that impresses me with Audrey is that she is a freshman, but she acts like a junior or senior," Western Boone head coach Jayme Comer said. "She is really committed to her craft and wants to win and break records every time she runs, and the sky is really the limit for her.
The Lebanon boys track and field team placed fourth with 89 points.
They were trying to win three-straight conference titles for the first time in school history.
"It was a good meet for them," West said. "We lost a lot of seniors last year, and we knew we had to work hard and score double points in a lot of events. We had a lot of people stepped up, and had a good night."
Lebanon got a conference title from Garrett Unger in the 800-meter run, winning in 2:02.54.
Landon Belcher won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.13, and led off the 400-meter relay team to victory, teaming with J.C. Reese, Julio Maldonado and Trevor Winkles to cross in 44.93.
John Morgan won the long jump in 21-02.50 and Hunter Crew won the discus in 141-feet-07-inches.
Western Boone placed fifth with 64 points, claiming two champions.
Colton Collier was the winner in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 4:33.10.
Logan Benson was the winner in the high jump, clearing 6-feet-4-inches.
"I was really excited for Colton in the mile and Logan becoming a three-time conference champion," Comer said. "That is something he really wanted to achieve this season. His dedication is unmatched and hopefully that spring boards both of them."
Benson is a two-time state qualifier and has high hopes for the rest of the season.
Comer said Benson is on a good track right now.
"Right now, we want to make sure he is hitting the state standard, so he continues to advance from here and when he gets to state he really performs," Comer said. "Tonight is a night that we wanted to get the win and then move on."
Both girls teams will head to Hamilton Southeastern on Tuesday for the sectional, while the boys teams will be at Carmel on Thursday.