Knights dominate 1600 meters at Sullivan. From left to right in this picture, Jacob Adcock, Connor Edmonds, Lyle Adcock, Jace Green, Logan Beckmier, and Layton Hall are running the first curve in the 1600 meters at the quadrangular meet held in Sullivan last Friday, May 14. The Knights dominated the event finishing in this order, first, Layton Hall, 4:30.50, second, Logan Beckmier, 4:53.96, third, Jace Green, 4:56.79, fifth, Lyle Adcock, 5:12.68, sixth, Jacob Adcock, 5:15.43, and eighth, Connor Edmonds, 5:40.16. These times were personal records for all the athletes except Edmonds who just missed a PR by a couple of seconds. Emma Edwards, far left and Alexa Miller, in the middle of the track, in front,compete in the 200 meter dash at the quadrangular meet held in Sullivan last Friday, May 14. Alexa won the event with a time of 27.86 and Emma finished in fourth place in a time of 31.11. The Knight girls just missed taking second in the team standings by one and a half points.
By SALLY McCARTHY
On May 14, the Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond track and field teams traveled to Sullivan for a four team meet with the hosts, Okaw Valley and Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg.
The boys finished in second place in the team standings with 106 points behind Sullivan (119) and ahead of Okaw Valley (19) and WSS (6). The girls took third in their division with 48 points behind Sullivan (96.5) and OV (49.5) and ahead of WSS (6).
Winning events for the girls were: Alexa Miller in the 100m, (13.12) and 200m, (27.86); and Sarah Rafferty kept her 800m win streak going with a time of 2:50.44 to take that event.
Other girls scoring points were: Alexa Miller, (2) triple jump, (10.08m); Emma Edwards, (2) 400m, (1:09.38), and 200m, (31.11); Makayla Harshbarger, (2) shot put, (9.08m) and (3), discus, (22.38m); Miah Malin, (3), long jump, (4.02m) and (4) triple jump, (7.77m); Brooke Clark, (2), discus (29.5m); Sarah Rogers, (4), shot put (7.36m); Kaitlyn Zander, (5), shot put (7.36); Miah Malin, Sarah Rafferty, Kaitlyn Zander, Alexa Miller, (3), 4 X 100m relay, (56.68).
Other girls taking part in the meet were: 100m, Kaitlyn Zander, (15.43), Miah Malin, (15.43); 200m, Sarah Rafferty, (31.61) and discus, Sarah Rogers, (15.362m).
The boys won over half of the eighteen events contested in the meet taking firsts in the 200m, Max Allen, (23.55); 400m, Reggie Edmonds, (54.35); 800m, Jacob Duzan, (2:11.27); 1600m, Layton Hall, (4:30.5); 3200m, Logan Beckmier, (10:22.18); shot put, Jack Martin, (12.04m); discus, Austin Abercrombie, (36.80m); long jump, Kaden Feagin, (6.11m); 4 X 800m relay, Reggie Edmonds, Jacob Duzan,Austin Plank, Jace Green, (9:10.84); and the 4 X 400m relay, Logan Beckmier, Austin Plank, Jacob Duzan, and Reggie Edmonds, (3:47.51).
Also scoring points for the boys were: Jace Green, (2) 800m, (2:14.82), (3) 1600m, (4:56.79); Lyle Adcock, (5) 1600m, (5:12.68), (2) 3200m, (10:56.44); Aaron Likens, (2) 400m, (57.04); Logan Beckmier, (2) 1600m, (4:53.96); Jacob Adcock, (3) 3200m, (10:59.31); Jacob Vitale, (2) 300m hurdles, (51.49); Nathan Cogdill, (4) 300m hurdles, (56.35); Landon Waldrop, (5) long jump, (5.35m); Austin Plank, (5) 800m, (2:20.392); Rene Juarez-Cuevas, (5), shot put, (9.67m); Jack Martin, (2) discus, (36.32m); Keegan Ashenfelter, (4) discus, (27.27m); Finn Davison, Kaden Feagin, Landon Waldrop, Max Allen, (2)
4 X 100m relay, (45.48); and Drew Cotton, Keegan Ashenfelter, Jayden Chupp, Zach Massey, (2) 4 X 200m relay, (1:47.16).
Other boys competing at Sullivan were: 100m-Zach Massey, (12.70), Jayden Chupp, (12.99), Drew Cotton, (13.36), and Nathan Cogdill, (13.68); 200m-Zach Massey, (26.35), Jayden Chupp, (27.08); 800m-Jesus Corona, (2:30.0); 1600m-Jacob Adcock, (5:15.43), Connor Edmonds, (5:40.16); and shot put- Keegan Ashenfelter, (8.71m).
On Friday, May 21, the girls will be in action at a meet at Tolono Unity with Okaw Valley, Clinton, Decatur St. Teresa, Paxton Buckley Loda, Rantoul, Salt Fork and St. Joe and the boys will be at Warrensburg Latham with Decatur LSA, Central A & M, and Mt. Pulaski. On Saturday,
May 22, the Knights’ distance runners will compete in the Morton Distance Gala, a meet with only the 800, 1600, 3200 meters and the 4 X 800 meter relay being contested with a varsity and junior varsity division for each.