The duo of Sam Kuhn and Ethan Meyer broke the 6 x 1 mile hokum karem school record at the Noblesville Black & Gold Hokum Karem Relyas on Saturday with a time of 28:51.8. The previous record was 29:27.2, held by Tristan Strobel and Trevor Thompson (2015). The 6-mile hokum karem features pairs of runners, with each running three 1 mile segments in a relay format.
The runners got off to a quick start, with Ethan Meyer, Alex Meyer, Luke Upton (Pendleton Heights) and Ian Cummings (North Central) leading a pack of runners into the first transition. Positions remained relatively unchanged thru the second segment with runners from multiple teams battling for the lead. Upton (Pendleton) opened up a lead on the entire field during the third segment of the relay.
However, during the fourth segment Sam Kuhn (E. Meyer’s partner) overtook Milan Jones (Upton’s partner) and opened a large gap on the rest of the field. Brandon Reyes (A. Meyer’s partner) came into the transition in 6th place, while Nick Simopoulos handed off to his partner (Will Clark) in 9th place.
The sixth and final segment belonged to Kuhn as he widened his lead and secured the win for Fishers top pair. The A. Meyer/Reyes pair finished in 7th with a time of 29:59.1. This marks the first time in program history, two teams in the same hokum karem have broke the 30 minute barrier.
The Simopoulos/Clark pair (both freshman) finished in 9th place with an impressive time of 30:00.8 and closed out the team scoring for the Tigers. Matt Brown and Thomas Brelage finished in 16th with a time of 30:22.5 while Quintin Goldman and Dylan Arive finished in 23rd place with a time of 30:34.5.
In the large school division, Fishers finished in 1st place with a team score of 13 points. The North Central Panthers finished in 2nd place (19 points) and the host Noblesville Millers took 3rd place (30 points).
The junior varsity team competed in a 3k open race after the varsity hokum karem. The runners got to the 1600 meter mark at approximately 5 minutes. Bailey Wilson, Max McCollum, Chris LaPlante, Jared Halamka, Kaleb Gucinski, Drew Smith, and Sorrell were all in the large lead pack as they headed into the woods loop.
As the runners headed back to the start/finish line, Fishers held 7 of the top 10 spots. It was Halamka’s day as he won the race. Smith finished in 3rd, McCollum was 6th, Sorrell 7th, Wilson 8th, LaPlante 9th and Gucinski was 10th.
The Tigers take to the course again on Tuesday, August 29th in the Hamilton County Championships at White River Elementary in Noblesville. The JV boys will race at 5:30 pm with the varsity starting at approximately 6:30 pm.
Full Results (Team & Relay Pairs)