MTZ Track and Field compiles 16 top-20 finishes at Indoor State
Pictured are most of the Mt. Zion Braves competitors that competed in the Illinois State Indoor Championship.
By BLAKE FAITH
The Mt. Zion Track and Field program compiled 17 top-20n finishes at the Illinois Indoor State Championship Meet at Illinois Wesleyan University.
On the boys side, Christian Keyhea secured a first-place finish after running a personal-record time of 6.9 seconds in the 60-meter Dash. In the 1600 meters, Julian Baker finished in seventh place with a personal-record time of four minutes and 33 seconds. Baker also finished in seventh place in the 3200 meters with a personal-record time of nine minutes and 45 seconds.
In the 4×200 relay, the Braves’ team of Keyhea, Kemper Koslofski, Brayden Trimble and Bryson Richardson finished in seventh place with a time of one minute and 35 seconds. In the shot put, Josh England threw a personal-record throw of 14.63 meters earning him a seventh-place finish. In the Pole Vault, Kyle Hensley jumped a 4.40 meter jump for third-place.
On the girls side, Ashleigh Anderson finished in eight-place crossing the line with a personal-record time of one minute and two seconds. In the 800 meters, Braves’ teammates Sofia Munoz and Anderson finished in fourth and seventh place respectively. Munoz finished in fourth-place with a time of two minutes, 25 seconds and .07 of a second. Anderson finished in seventh place with a time of two minutes, 25 seconds and .82 of a second.
In the 1600 meters, Braves’ teammates Renne Ballard and Emma Mallory finished in 13th and 14th place respectively. Ballard finished in 13th place with a time of five minutes and 34 seconds. Mallory finished in 14th place with a time of five minutes and 38 seconds. In the 3200 meters, Hailey Betzer finished in 12th place with a time of 12 minutes and 18 seconds.
In the 4×400 relay, the Braves’ team of Anderson, Munoz, Brooklyn Kondritz and Emma Crowley finished in sixth place with a time of four minutes and 14 seconds. In the 4×800 relay, the Braves’ team of Anderson, Munoz, Mallory and Ballard finished in first-place with a time of nine minutes and 52 seconds.
In the high jump, Braves’ teammates Rhiannon Marshall and Hannah Sago finished in sixth and 10th place respectively. Marshall finished in sixth-place with a jump of 1.55 meters. Sago finished in 10th place with a jump of 1.42 meters.
The Mt. Zion girls track and field team will compete next on April 4 at MacArthur. The Mt. Zion boys track and field team will compete next on April 5 at the Charleston Meet.