BLOOMINGTON — The Fulton Steamers came back with two champions and a lot to look forward to after a weekend at the Illinois TopTimes meet at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington.
The reigning shot put champion, senior Chloe Lindeman, did it yet again. She threw four feet beyond all the competitors, launching it 46-08 on her final throw Friday afternoon. Lindeman threw her personal best of 48-09 to qualify.
Senior Daekota Knott came in as the third-best qualifier in the triple jump but walked away with the best jump of the day. She was behind a foot or more for the first three jumps, but leapt 36-09 on her fourth attempt to edge Orion’s Danielle Taets by just one inch.
Freshman Abbigail Thyne competed in the 60-meter hurdles, running a 10.09 on her attempt. Sydney Norman work in the high jump pit, clearing 4-09 on her second attempt of the day.
The Steamers head to Morrison on Monday, both boys and girls.
For Morrison, the boys were the all-stars at the TopTimes meet. They had three relays take first place over the weekend ... a first time feat at the Illinois TopTimes meet. What's even more impressive is that those relays were won by the same five athletes.
The 4x200 made up of Keegan Anderson, Koby Brackemeyer, Nick Allen and Nathan Mickley ran 1:34.43 for the win. The same group ran the 4x800 in just 8:16.57, five seconds faster than the runner up, to take the gold.
Finally, Brackemeyer, Mickley and Anderson teamed up with freshman Hunter Newman for the 4x400 and beat the field by four seconds with a 3:32.17.
Irish, River Hawks test waters
DUBUQUE — Both 1A squads from Easton Valley and Prince of Peace got to see what they’re working with a little better after the Tri-Rivers Conference Indoor Championships on Friday at the University of Dubuque indoor facilities.
The Irish girls have some things to look forward to with some new faces running. Transfer Sanaa Peterson picked up points in both the 55-meter dash (fifth) and the 200-meter dash (seventh) in her track meet debut.
Sophomore Ava Ruden also placed, finishing eighth in the 800 meter run.The Irish also ran a handful of relays, their best finish coming in the Sprint Medley in eighth.
The Easton Valley girls put on a show with their sprinters. Sydney Stoll finished third in the 55-meter dash in just 7.91. Emma Himmelreich was the 400-meter dash runner up and Jaysie Wood picked up points after finishing third. Sarah Driscoll placed fifth in the 55-meter hurdles.
The relays picked up two second place and a third place finish to cap off the points for the night.
On the boys’ side, Prince of Peace senior Hansi Hudson placed second int he 800-meter run and fifth in the 400-meter dash. Those were the only points by the two-man Irish track team.
The River Hawks once again saw highlights in the sprints. Cade Jargo took home fifth place in the 55-meter dash while Kolton Murphy finished sixth. Jargo also picked up a fifth place finish in the 200-meter dash.
Gavin Raabe ran 55.63 in the 400-meter dash for a bronze finish. The boys’ 4x200-meter relay was the runner up in 1:39.12, and their 4x400 finished fifth for points. The Sprint Medley also picked up a second place finish.
In the field events, Curtis Hartung cleared 5-10 to take second in the high jump while Parker Olson took seventh. Kolton Murphy was just out of points range in the shot put, finishing ninth.