Sydney Strong, Kaylee Thompson and Rylie Duran run the 100 meters in the last regular season meet on May 7 at home. Duran would take first, Thompson, second and Strong third to sweep the event for the seventh grade girls.
By SALLY McCARTHY
For The Record-Herald
The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond jr. high girls track teams hosted Paris Mayo in a dual meet on Tuesday, May 7. It was the last regular season meet before the I.E.S.A Class AA Sectional at Cumberland on May 11. The sectional is the qualifying meet for the annual State Track and Field meet in East Peoria on May 17 and 18.
The seventh grade won the team competition in their division with several athletes taking first place in nine of the thirteen events. Leading the way once again was Rylie Vanausdoll who won the high jump, 400 and 800 meters. Rylie Duran was a double event winner in the 100 and 200 meters. Jewelyonna Hutchcraft took first in the 1600 and Kaylee Thompson was first in the long jump. The seventh grade took two of three relays, the 400 and 800.
While the eighth grade finished in second place in the team component they had some winning performances in the meet. Clara Mefford was a double event winner taking first in the 100 meter hurdles and the long jump. Teammate Emma Edwards won the 400 meters and their 800 and 1600 meter relays were also victorious.
As the school year winds down so does the track season. The jr. high track squads have only the sectional and state meet remaining on a very successful season.
7th Grade Girls Team and Individual Results
Vs. Paris Mayo
May 7, 2019
Team results: 1. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 63; 2. Paris Mayo 42
Shot Put: Sarah Rogers 19’ 6”, Third;
Discus: Sarah Rogers 56’ 10”, Second;
High Jump: Rylie Vanausdoll 4’ 1”, First;
Long Jump: Kaylee Thompson 13’ 7”, First; Sydney Strong 12’ 3.5”, Second;
100 M Hurdles: Jewelyonna Hutchcraft 24.84, Third;
100M: Rylie Duran 14.85, First; Kaylee Thompson 15.20, Second; Sydney Strong 15.94, Third; Marissa Lake 16.95; Kristina Myers 17.03; Logan Burgin 17.52;
200M: Rylie Duran 31.94, First; Kaylee Thompson 33.45, Second; Sydney Strong 34.48, Third;
400M: Rylie Vanausdoll 1:10.01, First; Amelia Shonkwiler 1:19.53, Third; Kelsie Hodge 1:22.03;
800M: Rylie Vanausdoll 2:43.83, First; Evanger Wiley 3:14.06, Third; Lillian Edwards 3:20.69;
1600M: Jewelyonna Hutchcraft 6:44.9, Sixth; Sarah Rogers 11:45.98;
400M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 1:05.46, First
800M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 2:13.27, First
1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 5:50.0
8th Grade Girls Team and Individual Results
Vs. Paris Mayo
May 7, 2019
Team results: 1. Paris Mayo 50; 2. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 40;
Shot Put: Emma Jones 16’ 3”;
Discus: Bianca Corona 53’ 3, Second; Miah Malin 50’ 2, Third”; Emma Jones 46’ 0”; Kylie Stutzman 43’ 5”;
High Jump: None
Long Jump: Clara Mefford 14’ 3”, First; Miah Malin 12’ 9, Second”;
100 M Hurdles: Clara Mefford 18.45, First; Emma Edwards 22.39, Third;
200M: Kylie Stutzman 31.52, Second; Miah Malin 32.85, Third;
400M: Emma Edwards 1:09.62, First; Clara Mefford 1:11.34, Second; Emma Jones 1:21.15;
400M Relay: None
800M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 2:15.27, First
1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 5:02.2, First