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Area Track Teams Compete at EIU Indoor Invitational – Effingham’s News and Sports Leader, 979XFM and KJ Country 102.3 – Effingham’s News Leader



Published on March 9 2022 7:33 am


Last Updated on March 9 2022 9:06 am


Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON — Six area high school boys and girls track teams competed at the Eastern Illinois University Indoor Track Invitational during the past weekend.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City’s Jadon Robertson did well with a first place finish and two seconds. Robertson won the 60 hurdles in 8.37 seconds, took second in the high jump at 6 feet, 3 1/4 inches and second in the long jump at 20 feet, 10 1/2 inches.

His teammate Daniel Lucas claimed first place in the shot with a throw of 57 feet, 5 3/4 inches.

The Newton girls team claimed five 10th place and above results while the boys squad had four.

The girls 800 relay team finished second in 1:55.47 minutes. The 1600 relay team took fifth in 4:30.61. Rylea Borgic was sixth in the 400 in 1:06.00 minutes. Laney Hemrich was ninth in the 60m in 8.40 seconds and Elly Bennett finished 10th in the pole vault at 8 feet, 5 1/2 inches.

For the boys, Jacob Wickham was third in the shot with a heave of 49 feet, 3 3/4 inches. The 3200 relay team finished third in 8:51.31 minutes. Owen Mahaffey was fourth in the 800 in 2:08.66 minutes. Luis Zavala took 10th in the 400 in 55.39 seconds.

Effingham St. Anthony’s Allison Geen finished fifth in the pole vault at 9 feet, 6 1/4 inches. For the boys, Kevin Gonzalez was seventh in the triple jump at 37 feet, 7 1/4 inches. Max Sager was eighth in the 400 in 54.85 seconds and Griffin Elder took ninth in the 3200 in 10:53.36 minutes.

Effingham’s Kayleigh Koester finished ninth in the 400 in 1:07.11 minutes. Jessica Larson was 10th in the 800 in 2:38.41. The best finish for the boys was Garrett Wagoner 14th in the 3200 in 11:11.41.

Teutopolis had third and fourth place finishes for the girls. Kaitlyn Vahling took both those places, with third in the 200 in 27.79 seconds and fourth in the 60m in 8.18 seconds.

Kolton Tedrick was the highest finisher for the Newton boys with 15th in the shot with a throw of 41 feet, 5 1/4 inches.

Altamont also competed. RayLynn Myers had the best finish for the girls with 15th in the triple jump at 24 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Tristan Rhodes took 15th for the boys in the 60 hurdles in 9.89 seconds.

Following are the results for each school:

ALTAMONT

Girls

RayLynn Myers, 15th, triple jump, 24 feet, 1 3/4 inches;  Audrey Brinker, 19th, long jump, 12 feet, 3 1/4 inches; 26th, 200, 31.74 seconds; 54th, 60m, 9.19 seconds; 200 Relay, 28th,  2:12.29 minutes; Makayla Sidwell, 50th, 1600, 8:02.35 minutes; 52nd, 800, 3:24.45 minutes; Maya Moore, 52nd, 60m, 9.15 seconds; Teirza Tippetts, 53rd, shot, 21 feet, 5 1/2 inches

Boys

Tristan Rhodes, 15th, 60 hurdles, 9.89 seconds; 25th, long jump, 16 feet, 1 3/4 inches; Garrett Schultz, 16th, triple jump, 33 feet, 5 1/4 inches; 3200 relay, 20th, 10:11.44 minutes. 800 relay, 22nd, 1:44.97 minutes; Logan Duncan, 25th, 200, 25.84 seconds; 1600 relay, 26th, 4:14.88 minutes; Ben Roedl, 29th, 400, 1:03.82 minutes; Sam Frost, 31st, shot, 37 feet, 9 1/4 inches; Hayden Summers, 42nd, 800, 2:28.15 minutes; Dalton Roedl, 54th, 800, 2:34.28 minutes; Derrick Bauer, 69th, shot, 29 feet, 11 inches

COWDEN-HERRICK/BEECHER CITY

Boys

Jadon Robertson, 1st, 60 hurdles, 8.37 seconds; 2nd, high jump, 6 feet, 3 1/4 inches; 2nd, long jump, 20 feet, 10 1/2 inches; Daniel Lucas, 1st, shot, 57 feet, 5 3/4 inches

EFFINGHAM

Girls

Kayleigh Koester, 9th, 400, 1:07.11 minutes; 40th, 60m, 8.94 seconds; Jessica Larson, 10th, 800, 2:38.41 minutes; 3200 Relay, 11th, 11:42.89 minutes; 800 Relay, 13th, 2:01.22 minutes; Madison Pierce, 16th, 200, 29.26 seconds; 16th, 60m, 8.53 seconds; Taylor Green, 18th, 60 hurdles, 11.77 seconds; 1600 Relay, 19th, 4:44.07 minutes; Rylea Hodge, 21st, 60 hurdles, 11.99 seconds; Abby …….

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Published on March 9 2022 7:33 am
Last Updated on March 9 2022 9:06 am
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON — Six area high school boys and girls track teams competed at the Eastern Illinois University Indoor Track Invitational during the past weekend.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City’s Jadon Robertson did well with a first place finish and two seconds. Robertson won the 60 hurdles in 8.37 seconds, took second in the high jump at 6 feet, 3 1/4 inches and second in the long jump at 20 feet, 10 1/2 inches.

His teammate Daniel Lucas claimed first place in the shot with a throw of 57 feet, 5 3/…….

Published on March 9 2022 7:33 am
Last Updated on March 9 2022 9:06 am
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON — Six area high school boys and girls track teams competed at the Eastern Illinois University Indoor Track Invitational during the past weekend.

Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City’s Jadon Robertson did well with a first place finish and two seconds. Robertson won the 60 hurdles in 8.37 seconds, took second in the high jump at 6 feet, 3 1/4 inches and second in the long jump at 20 feet, 10 1/2 inches.

His teammate Daniel Lucas claimed first place in the shot with a throw of 57 feet, 5 3/…….

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