College update: Former local track athletes shine

Neither the steeplechase nor the hammer throw is an event found in Indiana high school track and field competition.

Yet two county graduates excelled in these events last week, with Rose-Hulman’s Ryan Meyer, a Center Grove High School graduate, winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships, and Indianapolis’ Farin Hickman, a Whiteland Community High School graduate, winning the women’s hammer throw event at the Little State Track and Field Championships.

Meyer’s winning time, in a field of 13 runners, was 9:58.72; and Hickman defeated 27 other competitors with a throw of 166 feet, 11 inches.

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