MTZ track and field compiles 25 top-three finishes in first week
By BLAKE FAITH
The Mt. Zion track and field team program combined for 25 top-three finishes last week in indoor competition.
On the girls side, the team finished with 12 top-three finishes in one meet of action. Ashleigh Anderson finished in first place in the 800 meters crossing the line at 2 minutes and 23 seconds for a new personal record.
Sofia Munoz finished in first place in the 1600 meters crossing the line at 5 minutes and 31 seconds for a new personal record. In the 60-meter hurdles, Lydia Trump finished in second place with a personal record time of 10.81 second. Teammate Lily Ford finished in third place with a personal record time of 11.13 seconds.
In the 4×400 relay, the Mt. Zion team of Anderson, Hillary Owens, Brooklyn Kondritz and Brooke Doyle finished with a time of 4 minutes and 24 seconds for second place. In the high jump, Rhiannon Marshall finished with a jump of 1.60 meters that is a new personal record for second place.
In the pole vault, Kondritz finished with a 3.05 meters for a new personal record and second place. Teammate Alexa Weter finished in third place with a personal record jump of 2.90 meters.
Owens finished in second place in the long jump with a jump of 4.70 meters for a new personal record. In triple jump, Katie Janvrin finished in first place with a new personal record jump of 9.70 meters. Trump finished in second place with a personal record jump of 9.45 meters.
On the boys side, the team finished with 13 top-three finishes in three meets. Christian Keyhea set a new personal record in the 60-meter dash at the Normal West Wildcat Invite. Keyhea crossed the line with a time of 7.01 seconds to finish in first place. Keynes also finished with two other first-place finishes in the 60-meter dash.
Julian Baker finished with three top-three finishes last week. At the Normal West Wildcat Invite, Baker finished in third-place with a time of 4 minutes and 40 seconds that set a new personal record for him. Baker also finished second in both home meets in the 1600 meters.
Bryndon Wallace jumped a distance of 5.74 meters two times last week to earn him two second-place finishes. Kyle Hensley earned himself two first-place finishes in Pole Vault and set a personal record with a 4.29 meters.
Kolby Koslofski finished in first place in the 800 meters at the Mt. Zion boys track and field meet crossing the line 2 minutes and 13 seconds for a new personal record. Daniel Grauer followed his teammate at second place for a time of 2 minutes and 19 seconds for his new personal record.
At 200 meters, Kemper Koslofski finished in first-place crossing the line at 25.50 seconds to give him a new personal record.
The Mt. Zion boys track and field team will compete next at the EIU High School Relays on Saturday at 9 a.m.