Keller Nabs Two Top Finishes, Area Tracksters in Top Times Event


Published on March 28 2016 9:36 am
Last Updated on March 28 2016 9:36 am
Written by Millie Lange

Anna Sophia Keller nabbed two first place finishes in the Class 1A Illinois Top Times Indoor Track Meet Friday.

Keller, a junior, took first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:15.98 minutes. She came back with a top finish in the 1600 meter run in 4:52.15, breaking the 1A meet record and her own school record.

Newton's McKendra Barthelme finished second in the 60 hurdles with a time of 9.14 seconds. She took first place in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 8 1/2 inches.

The Eagles 1600 relay team was fourth in 4:16.43 while the 800 relay team tied for third with a time of 1:50.86.

T-town's 800 relay team finished seventh in 1:53.21. The Wooden Shoes' Anna Hartke finished ninth in the high jump at 4 feet, 11 inches.

In the boys' portion of the meet, Newton's Joseph Stone captured second place in the 800 with a time of 2:01.42 minutes.

The Eagles' Keith King was 12th in the high jump at 6 feet. Kiel Apple competed in the 60 hurdles and finished in 9.97 seconds but did not advance to the finals.

T-town's Andrew McWhorter captured sixth place in the pole vault with a vault of 13-6. Noah Blievernicht competed in the 60 hurdles and had a time of 8.88 in prelims but did not advance to the finals.

Cumberland's Kort McClelland took seventh in the 3200 in 10:11.67. Trevor Beard was seventh in the triple jump at 41-10 3/4.