Track season opens with school record
BLOOMINGTON (Feb. 22, 2018) – Carlinville junior Emma Smith set a school record Saturday at the Clinton Early Bird girls’ invitational track meet held at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
Smith pole vaulted 12-feet to win the event and set the school record in the process. The closest competitor to Smith was Monticello’s Landis Brandon at 11-feet-6 inches.
It was one of several Cavies who participated in the event.
Among other competitors from CHS was Mackenzie Harris, a senior, who ran the 1600-meters in a time of 6:46.75 to place 20th overall.
In the 200-meters, Ashley Williams, Carlinville junior, finished in a time of 34.25 to place 43rd.
Rory Drew, sophomore for CHS finished sixth in the 400-meter dash at 1:04.34.
Carlinville’s 4 x 400 relay team finished 12th at 4:54.76.
Cara Emery, Carlinville sophomore, finished 25th in the 60-meter hurdles at 12.45 seconds. Sophomore Patty Walch was 18th in the 800-meter run at 2:47.08.
In the long jump, junior Mackenzie Moyer was 24th at 12-feet-9 inches. Haley Wills, a sophomore, was 12th in the shot put at 249-feet-4 inches. Moyer triple jumped 28-feet-6.25 inches to place 15th in that event.
Carlinville’s boys participated in several events at the Triad Invitational held at Principia College in Elsah on Saturday.
CHS junior Michael Douglas high-jumped six-feet-two inches to win that event by two inches over Edgar Jones of East St. Louis.
Carlinville senior Jason Landon placed second in the 800-meter run at 2:01.37, while junior Jacob Landon took seventh at 2:08.55.
In the pole vault, sophomore Isaac Daugherty of CHS placed fifth at 12-feet-6 inches, while freshman Dustin Roberts was sixth at 11-feet-6 inches.
The long jump had Max Rogers finishing seventh, as the senior cleared 19-feet-2.25 inches. Senior Cameron Rainey was 19th at 17-feet-5 inches.
Douglas finished ninth in the triple jump at 36-feet-4 inches.
The shot put saw Carlinville sophomore Tyler Emmons take 21st at 36-feet-3 inches.
In the 60-meter run, Rogers took 26th at 7.603. Rainey placed 32nd at 7.80.
Junior Bailey Lippold finished seventh for Carlinville in the 3200-meter run at 10:56.38.
Tyler Hughes, CHS senior, was fifth in the 400-meter dash at 56.77 seconds. Lippold finished 17th in the 1600-meters at 5:12.79.
Carlinville’s 4 x 400 relay team of Jas.Landon, Hughes, Jac.Landon and Rogers were ninth overall at 3:50.27.
Emma Smith, school-record holder in the pole vault after clearing 12-feet Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan.