County track meet goes on
Carlinville boys and Southwestern girls earned the track championships in Monday’s county track meet at Staunton High School.
The Cavaliers scored 176 points to win the boys title, ahead of Southwestern at 125; North Mac 86; Staunton 82; Gillespie 31; Bunker Hill 30 and Mt. Olive 23.
The girls side had Southwestern outlasting Gillespie 118-110, with Carlinville third at 72; Mt. Olive 70; North Mac 69; Staunton 63; and Bunker Hill 46.
Carlinville got wins from Daniel Card in the shot put and discus; Jason Landon in the 400-meters and 800-meters; Max Rogers in the long jump; Charles Helton IV in the 1600 and 3200 and two relay teams.
Carlinville’s 4 x 800 relay team of Grayson Armour, Jacob Landon, Briley Roper and Samuel Mock won in a time of 8:57.41. The Cavies also won the 4 x 400 relay in a time of 3:35.54, with Tyler Hughes, Jason Landon, Jacob Landon and Roper running legs.
Helton was first in the 3200-meter run at 10:55.85, with Bailey Lippold second at 11:19.98. Helton won the 1600 meters at 5:01.25, with Lippold third at 5:13.02.
Rogers won the long jump at 20-feet-8.5 inches. Cameron Rainey was third in the long jump at 19-feet-6.75 inches.
Jason Landon captured first in the 800-meters at 2:08.97, with Armour second at 2:09.72. In the 400, Jason Landon was first at 52.4, with Hughes third at 53.63.
Card won the shot put at 46-feet-7.5 inches, with Gabe Long second at 43-feet-8.5 inches. In the discus, Card was first at 137-feet-9 inches and Long was second at 133-feet-5 inches.
Also for Carlinville, the Cavies quartet of Cameron Rainey, TJ Gosnell, Max Rogers and Hughes was fourth in the 4 x 100 relay at 47.08 seconds. North Mac won the event.
Rainey was sixth in the 100-meter dash at 12.24 seconds, with Carson Rantanen of Staunton winning at 11.41 seconds. In the 4 x 200 relay, Carlinville was second at 1:38.89 with Rainey, Gosnell, Rogers and Jack Kessinger running legs. Southwestern won in a time of 1:34.
Douglas was seventh in the 300-meter hurdles at 50.41 seconds, which was won by Ethan Swenson of Mt. Olive at 41.56 seconds.
Douglas was third in the high jump at 5-feet-10 inches; with Swenson winning at six-feet-five inches.
In the 200-meters, Gosnell finished seventh at 25.64 with Kessinger ninth at 26.61 seconds. Southwestern’s Kahl won in 23.65 seconds.
Isaac Daugherty finished fourth in the pole vault, clearing 11-feet-6 inches, with Andrew Glynn of Staunton winning at 13-feet.
Rogers finished second in the triple jump at 40-feet-9 inches, to Southwestern’s Michael Nolte at 42-feet-0.5 inch. Douglas placed fourth at 38-feet-1 inch.
On the girls side, Emma Smith and Macy Walker, along with a relay team, earned county wins, as did Rory Drew in the 400-meter dash.
Smith cleared 10-feet-6 inches to win the pole vault.
Walker had a toss of 99-feet-7 inches to win the discus.
Drew ran the 400 in 1:00.63 to place first.
The Cavies’ 4 x 800 relay team of Drew, Mackenzie Harris, Patty Walsh and Rachel Olroyd won in a time of 11:18.92.
Also for Carlinville, Haley Wills was second in the shot put at 30-feet-3.25 inches, trailing North Mac’s Lauren Sullivan at 34-feet-0.75 inch. Cleo Campbell was fifth at 27-feet-9.75 inches.
The long jump had Elyse Lewis eighth at 11-feet-7 inches. The event was won by Mt. Olive’s Kaleigh Ziglar at 14-feet-5.5 inches.
MacKenzie Moyer of Carlinville was second in the triple jump at 30-feet-7.5inches, trailing only Gillespie’s Jaiden Braundmeier at 33-feet-7 inches.
Lewis was seventh in the 100-meter dash at 15.39 seconds, won by Ava Ostendorf of Bunker Hill at 13.54 seconds.
Ostendorf also won the 200-meter dash at 27.66 seconds, with Lewis seventh at 31.9 and Cara Emery eighth at 33.41.
Carlinville got second place finish at 4:36.72 in the 4 x 400 relay, with Olroyd, Drew, Patty Walsh and Harris running legs. Staunton won in a time of 4:35.54.
The high jump was won by Staunton’s Tori Seago at five feet. Kendra Cherry of Gillespie won the 3200-meter run at 14:27.75. Mt. Olive won the 4 x 100 relay at 55.07 seconds. Chloe Fess of North Mac won the 100-hurdles at 18.39 seconds.
Girls sectional meet for a chance to go to state takes place Thursday, back at Staunton High School, starting at 4:30 p.m.