Four Junior High Track Athletes Claim Championships at State

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Published on May 19 2014 9:28 am
Last Updated on May 20 2014 7:39 am
Written by Millie Lange

Four area junior high school track athletes claimed state championships during the weekend at the Class A State Track Meet in Peoria.

In the seventh-grade girls meet, Effingham St. Anthony captured first in the 1600 relay with a time of 4:29.31 minutes.

Sigel St. Michael had two state champions. Micah McWhorter won the seventh-grade girls pole vault with a vault of 8 feet, 6 inches. In the same event in eighth-grade girls, Jolene Bueker was the winner at 8 feet, 9 inches.

Isaac Kramer, from Stewardson-Strasburg, won the eighth-grade boys state discus title with a throw of 146 feet, 4 inches. Kramer also took second place in the shot with a throw of 45 feet, 10 inches.

In other top 10 finishes, Cowden-Herrick's Keegan Martin finished third in the seventh-grade boys pole vault at 9 feet. Cowden-Herrick's Dylan Webster tied for seventh with St. Anthony's Will Fonner. Both went 7 feet, 9 inches. Altamont's Donovan Delaney was 10th at 7-9.

Cumberland's Kort McClellan took eighth in the seventh-grade boys 1600 in 5:18.10.

In eighth-grade boys action, Cumberland's Ryan Yaw was 10th in the 200 in 25.30 seconds. Mitchell Stevenson of Altamont finished fourth in the 110 hurdles in 16.66 seconds. Altamont's 800 relay team was ninth in 1:45.09 minutes. In the pole vault, Sigel St. Michael's Collin Kreke took fourth at 8 feet, 9 inches and Evan Althoff was fifth at 8-3.

In the seventh-grade girls meet, St. Anthony's Grace Hakman was second in the pole vault at 8 feet, 3 inches while teammate Katherine Slaughter took fourth at 7-6. Altamont's Maci Hanna was seventh at 6-9. Neoga's Allison Kingery was eighth in the 800 in 2:34.98 while Neoga's 800 relay team finished ninth in 2:01.27.

Altamont's Tinley Mette was sixth in the high jump at 4-6 while St. Michael's Sadie Bueker tied for 10th at 4-7. Effingham Sacred Heart's Natalie Carie finished in a tie for ninth in the long jump at 13-9. St. Anthony's Kaitlyn Kabbes was seventh in the shot at 27-10.

In eighth-grade girls competition, the area owned the pole vault pit as Bueker took first, St. Anthony's Claire Wortman was seventh at 7-6. Brook Stuckemeyer (Altamont), Claire Guyon (Cumberland) and Claire McHugh (St. Anthony) tied for 10th at 7-0.

Neoga's 400 relay team finished fifth in 54.24 seconds. Blair Banning of Neoga was fifth in the long jump at 15-8 3/4 while Stewardson-Strasburg's Whitney Smith finished 10th at 15-1 1/2. Altamont's Shelbi Stone finished tied for 10th in the high jump at 4-8 and Hanna Wolff was eighth in the discus with a throw of 81-1. St. Michael's Leah Jansen was 10th in the discus with a throw of 77-1.

Brownstown/St. Elmo's 400 relay team captured eighth place in 55.04 seconds.

Class A State Track Meet

EFFINGHAM SACRED HEART

Eighth-Grade Boys

Augie Heal (400), 33rd, 1:00.72 min.

Seventh-Grade Girls

Becca Webster (discus), 60th, 50 ft. 5 in.

Natalie Carie (100 hurdles, long jump), 13th semifinals, 18.21 sec.; tie 9th, 13 ft. 9 in.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Marci Brandenburg-Mills (400), 28th, 1:07.94 min.


EFFINGHAM ST. ANTHONY

Seventh-Grade Boys

Will Fonner (pole vault), tie 7th, 7-9

400 Relay, 29th, 56.74 sec.

Eighth-Grade Boys

Jack Nuxoll (long jump), 37th, 16 ft. 5 1/2 in.

Alex Beesley (high jump), 30th, 5 ft.

400 Relay, 14th, 50.10 sec.

Seventh-Grade Girls

Kaitlyn Kabbes (shot), 7th, 27 ft. 10 in.

Katherine Slaughter (pole vault), 4th, 7 ft. 6 in.

Grace Hakman (pole vault), 2nd, 8 ft. 3 in.

1600 Relay, 1st, 4:29.31 min.

400 Relay, 12th, 57.45 sec.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Madalyn Tegeler (high jump), no height

Claire Wortman (pole vault), 7th, 7 ft. 6 in.

Clare McHugh (pole vault), tie 10th, 7 ft.


ALTAMONT

Seventh-Grade Boys

Kevin Miller (pole vault), tie 12th, 7 ft. 3 in.

Donovan Delaney (pole vault), tie 10th, 7 ft. 9 in.

Jared Kollman (discus), tie 38th, 74 ft. 4 in.

Conner Reardon (high jump, 200), 12th, 4 ft. 10 in.; 45th, 27.54 sec.

Gabe Asplin (400), 24th, 1;02.45 min.

800 Relay, 14th, 1:55.10 min.

Eighth-Grade Boys

Mitchell Stevenson (long jump, high jump, 110 hurdles), 38th, 16 ft. 5 in.; 13th, 5 ft. 5 in., 4th, 16.66 sec.

Brandon Runge (shot, discus), 22nd, 38 ft. 5 in.; 27th, 107 ft. 10 in.

Nate Brown (discus), 7th, 126 ft. 10 in.

800 Relay, 9th, 1:45.09 min.

1600 Relay, 39th, 4:11.49 min.

Seventh-Grade Girls

Maci Hanna (100 hurdles, pole vault), 48th preliminaries, 20.22 sec.; 7th, 6 ft. 9 in.

Tinley Mette (high jump), 6th, 4 ft. 8 in.

Rachel Jackman (high jump), 18th, 4 ft. 4 in.

Leah Mayhaus (shot), 20th, 25 ft. 7 1/2 in.

800 Relay, 12th, 2:01.67 min.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Shelbi Stone (high jump), tie 10th, 4 ft. 8 in.

Carly McHugh (high jump, 100 hurdles), tie 31st, 4 ft. 2 in.; 43rd preliminaries, 18.52 sec.

Hanna Wolff (shot, discus), 19th, 27 ft. 5 1/2 in.; 8th, 81 ft. 1 in.

Kaitlyn Hoene (1600), 35th, 6:19.71 min.

Brooke Stuckemeyer (pole vault), tie 10th, 7 ft.

800 Relay, 25th, 2;00.95 min.

1600 Relay, 28th, 4:43.03 min.


BROWNSTOWN/ST. ELMO

Seventh-Grade Girls

Claire Wilhour (100 hurdles, 100), 11th semifinals, 17.91 sec.; 13th semifinals, 14.00 sec.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Deana Shelton (100 hurdles), 47th preliminaries, 18.71 sec.

Makenzie Parkison (100, long jump), 11th semifinals, 13.75 sec.; tie 33rd, 13 ft. 9 3/4 in.

400 Relay, 8th, 55.04 sec.


COWDEN-HERRICK

Seventh-Grade Boys

Keegan Martin (pole vault), 3rd, 9 ft.

Dylan Webster (pole vault), tie 7th, 7 ft. 9 in.

Devon Burks (1600, high jump), 9th, 5:28.19 min.; no height on high jump

Mason Stewart (100, high jump), 40th, 13.27 sec.; high jump, 12th, 4 ft. 10 in.

400 Relay, 21st, 55.25 sec.

1600 Relay, 14th, 4:;17.22 min.

Seventh-Grade Girls

Jaelyn Robertson (100 hurdles) 45th preliminaries, 20.15 sec.

Tabitha Endsley (pole vault), tie 11th, 6 ft. 3 in.


CUMBERLAND

Seventh-Grade Boys

Kort McClellan (1600, 800), 8th, 5:18.10 min.; 27th, 2:27.60 min.

Blake Sutherland (1600, 800), 21st, 5:30.94 min.; 39th, 2:33.15 min.

Dayton Mitchell (shot), tie 28th, 32 ft. 6 in.

Gabe Hatfill (100, 200), 9th semifinals, 12.69 sec.; 17th, 26.33 sec.

Myles Gerhardt (100, 400), 41st, 13.28 sec.; 32nd, 1:03.46 min.

400 Relay, DQ

Eighth-Grade Boys

Ryan Yaw (100, 200), 10th semifinals 12.37 sec.; 10th, 25.30 sec.

800 Relay, 36th, 1:49.72 min.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Breanne Edwards (high jump), tie 31st, 4 ft. 2 in.

Morgan Gerhardt (1600, pole vault), 39th, 6:23.82 min.; tie 16th, 6 ft. 6 in.

Claire Guyon (long jump, pole vault), 62nd, 13 ft. 5 in.; tie 10th, 7 ft.


NEOGA

Eighth-Grade Boys

Dylan Milner (800), 24th, 2:22.11 min.

Seventh-Grade Girls

Emmalyn Walk (1600), 20th, 5:59.87 min.

Allison Kingery (800), 8th, 2:34.96 min.

800 Relay, 9th, 2:01.27 min.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Jessica Atwell (100 hurdles), 51st preliminaries, 18.92 sec.

Jayla Abernathy (100), 14th semifinals, 13.92 sec.

Kayla Abernathy (100), 21st preliminaries, 13.70 sec.

Blair Banning (long jump, 400), 5th, 15 ft. 8 3/4 in.; 17th, 1;06.;68 min.

400 Relay, 54.24 sec.

1600 Relay, 4:37.30 min.

 

NEWTON ST. THOMAS

Seventh-Grade Boys

Seth Weber (high jump), 27th, 4 ft. 6 in.

Seventh-Grade Girls

Abby Stone (100, 200), 10th semifinals, 13.96 sec.; 26th, 29.64 sec.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Emma Weber (high jump, 100 hurdles), tie 21st, 4 ft. 4 in.; 21st preliminaries, 17.83 sec.

Tess McReynolds (100), 54th preliminaries, 14.38 sec.

800 Relay41st, 2:03.92 min.


SIGEL ST. MICHAEL

Eighth-Grade Boys

Jordan Schumacher (1600, 800, high jump), 16th, 5:18.99 min.; 22nd, 2:21.60 min.; 30th, 5 ft.

Collin Kreke (pole vault), 4th, 8 ft. 9 in.

Evan Althoff (pole vault), 5th, 8 ft. 3 in.

Seventh-Grade Girls

Rachel Buening (discus), 35th, 64 ft. 1 in.

Sadie Bueker (high jump, 400, pole vault), 10th, 4 ft. 7 in.; 25th, 1:08.65 min.; tie 11th, 6 ft. 3 in.

Micah McWhorter (high jump, pole vault), 18th, 4 ft. 4 in.; 1st, 8 ft. 6 in.

1600 Relay, 23rd, 4:48.67 min.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Shanna Niebrugge (1600), 15th, 5:58.92 min.

Leah Jansen (discus), 10th, 77 ft. 1 in.

Jolene Bueker (pole vault), 1st, 8 ft. 9 in.

 

STEWARDSON-STRABURG

Eighth-Grade Boys

Trevor Quast (long jump), no height

Christian Kessler (discus), 34th, 102 ft. 8 in.

Isaac Kramer (shot, discus), 2nd, 45 ft. 10 in.; 1st, 146 ft. 4 in.

Tanner Clark (800), 21st, 2:21.56 min.

800 Relay, 51st, 2:14.05 min.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Courtney Reel (1600, 800), 26th, 6:07.01 min.; 18th, 2:40.27 min.

Whitney Smith (100, long jump), 37th preliminaries, 14.06 sec.; 10th, 15 ft. 1 1/2 in.

 

WINDSOR

Seventh-Grade Boys

Benjamin Beck (shot). 23rd, 33 ft.

Logan Greuel (400), 22nd, 1:02.20 min.

Eighth-Grade Boys

Jonathan Trussell (110 hurdles), 31st, 17.86 sec.

Eighth-Grade Girls

Kasey Bean (100 hurdles), 15th preliminaries, 17.66 sec.

Caitlin Welsh, 800, 30th, 2:49.03 min.