Madison ends string of track sectionals for Carlinville

Madison ends string of track sectionals for Carlinville

5 25 17

By Eric Becker

Madison brought top runners to the show on Thursday for the IHSA track and field boys sectional, and emerged as sectional champions at Carlinville High School.

The Trojans won eight events and edged out Carlinville 110-104, snapping the Cavies’ four-year winning streak of sectional titles.

Still, it wasn’t a total loss for the Cavaliers, who managed to qualify in six events for the state meet Thursday in Charleston.

Carlinville will have the 4 x 800 relay team, Daniel Card in the discus and shot put, Charles Helton in the 3200-meters and Jason Landon in the 800-meters and 1600-meters as school representatives at state.

Card was first in the discus and second in the shot put to advance to state in both of the field events.

Card won the discus at 141-feet-3 inches, with Josh Weller of North Mac also advancing at 134-feet-10 inches. Gabe Long of Carlinville was third at 129-feet-3 inches.

In the shot put, Card finished second to Litchfield’s Reese Radtke. Card’s distance of 45-feet-6.75 inches was still good enough to qualify as the runner-up. Radtke had a distance of 46-feet-5 inches. Long took sixth at 44-feet-2 inches.

Jason Landon advanced to state in two running events, the 800-meters and the 1600-meters.

Landon won the 800-meter run at 2:02.22, holding off a challenge from North Greene’s Justin Pollard, who was second. Grayson Armour of Carlinville was fourth at 2:09.66.

In the 1600, Landon finished second at 4:45.41 to Pawnee’s Austin Baker’s time of 4:43.35. Helton finished sixth at 5:14.14.

Helton advanced to state in the 3200-meter run after finishing second at 11:06.62, to Madison’s Javon Watkins at 10:08.73.

Carlinville’s 4 x 800 relay squad opened the running event portion of the meet by winning in a time of 8:42.91, with Armour, Jacob Landon, Jason Landon and Briley Roper all running legs.

Other Carlinville results including the Cavaliers 4 x 100 relay team sixth at 46.41.

Michael Douglas was third in the high jump clearing 5-feet-11, while Will Walton was fifth at 5-9.

Cameron Rainey ran the 100-meter dash in 12.04 seconds to finish ninth.

In the long jump, Max Rogers was fifth at 19-feet-8.5 inches; Brady Egelhoff was sixth at 19-feet-8.25 inches.

Carlinville’s Tyler Hughes finished third in the 400-meter dash at 53.28 seconds.

Issac Daugherty pole vaulted to a fifth place finish at 11-feet-11 inches.

The 200-meter dash saw Rainey place fifth at 24.28 seconds. Carlinville’s 4 x 400 relay team was third at 3:36.82.

Rogers triple jumped 40-feet-3 inches to place fourth, while Egelhoff was seventh at 38-feet-0.75 inch.

Among other county state qualifiers, Mt. Olive’s Ethan Swenson qualified in three events. He won the high jump at six-feet-three inches; was second in he 300-meter hurdles at 40.46 and second in the 110-meter hurdles at 15.6 seconds.

Staunton’s Carson Rantanen was second in the 100-meter dash at 11.5 seconds.

Jacob Bounds of North Mac was second in the 400-meter dash at 52.64 to advance to state. He was also second in the 200-meter dash at 23.53 seconds, for a state tourney berth.

Andrew Glenn of Staunton won the pole vault by clearing 12-feet-11 inches.

Gillespie’s Anthony Richardson was second in the triple jump at 40-feet-7.5 inches, making a trip to state.

Carlinville track team state qualifiers, from left, include Daniel Card (discus, shot put),  Charles Helton IV (3200 meters), Tyler Hughes (alternate, 4 x 800), Jacob Landon (4 x 800), Jason Landon (800 meters, 1600 meters), Briley Roper (4 x 800) and Grayson Armour (4 x 800). Not pictured: Samuel Mock (4 x 800).