Pekin 1st In Class B Of Mount Pleasant Meet To Lead Area Track Teams

The Pekin varsity boys track squad took the Class B championship at Mount Pleasant Thursday scoring 126. They had wins from Brady Millikin the 800 (2:05.41) and 1600 (4:49.51), Colten Glosser the 3200 (10:29.99), the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Lathe Crochet, Quinn Ledger, Cole Earnest and Devin Fraise (1:08.17) plus the 4 by 800 featuring Zack Wise, Tanner Conger, Chandler Stull and Brady Millikin (9:17.62). Adding 2nds were Dayne Eckley the 100 (11.73), Fraise the long jump (19-9 and 3/4), the 4 by 200 of Kennan Winn, C. Millikin, Crochet and Eckley along with the 800 meter medley that included Crochet, Ledger, Earnest and C. Millikin (1:41.45).

Fairfield picked up several victories at the EBF girls track meet Thursday including Anna Dunlap the 100 (13.58), Olivia Roberts the shot put (33 feet), the 800 meter medley that featured Olivia Jones, Danielle Breen, Jill Dunlap and A. Dunlap (2:01.28), the 1600 meter medley made up by O. Jones, Breen, Sophie Wallerich and Mallory Lyon (4:53.69), the 4 by 100 of Carly Ferrel, Breen and both Dunlaps, the 4 by 200 featuring Lyon, Ferrel and both Dunlaps (1:58.42) and 4 by 400 with Malory Jones, Wallerich, Lyon and O. Jones (4:44.23). Julia Fritz added a 2nd in the discus (107-7). The Trojans took 2nd of 7 scoring 110. Washington ended up first with 121 while 3rd place Wayne had 88 and a half.

The Cardinal boys first place performances in Class B at Mount Pleasant included Trey Albert the long jump (19-11 and 3/4) plus the 4 by 200 of Griffin Greiner, Jarrett Greiner, Gabe Reyes and Albert (1:35.43). The 2nd place finishes featured Albert the 200 (23.86), the 1600 meter medley made up by both Greiners, Christian Nuland and Landon Becker (3:56.04).

Van Buren wins at the Winfield-Mount Union girls competition Thursday came from Grace Davidson the long jump (15-2 and a half) and 4 by 800 that featured Kylee Bass, Faith Neeley, Anna Neeley and Audrey Smith (11:13.39). Finishing 2nd were F. Neeley the 800 (2:39.15), Smith the 1500 (5:50.24), the shuttle hurdle relay made up by Anna Beebe, Ella Jirak, Cameron Younker and Lexi Jirak (1:17.63), the 800 meter medley with Megan Heisel, Madi Bartholomew, Chloe Davidson and Isabell Manning (2:02.09) and 4 by 100 of Bartholomew, Manning and the Davidson twins (53.7). The Warriors ended up 3rd totaling 101 points. West Burlington Notre Dame won the championship with 139 and Danville was 2nd at 118.

The Van Buren boys had the first place Class B 1600 meter medley Thursday at Mount Pleasant as Ty Hamburg, Tayton Bartholomew, Isaac Caston and Jonah Heckenberg turned in a time of 3:55.62. Heckenberg finished 2nd in the 800 (2:09.01). They were 10th as a team scoring 40 and a half.

Fairfield was in Class A of the Mount Pleasant boys competition. They took 2nds with Landon Kooiker the high jump (6-4 and a quarter) and the 1600 meter medley that featured Caden Jones, Brittan Bowman, Kaevin Kretz and Mark Diers (3:54.71). Adding 3rds were Tristin Waugh the discus (133-10) and 4 by 800 of Dalton Rippey, Dylan Harvey, Alex Forrest and Diers (8:52.74). The Trojans ended up 7th totaling 54 and a half points, just behind the 56 from West Burlington Notre Dame. Mount Pleasant won with 157 and a half. Washington was 2nd at 107 and a half.