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EHS holds off Alton, sweeps MadCo Meet - The Telegraph - 4/25/2018

MADCO TRACK: EHS holds off Alton, sweeps MadCo meets

EHS holds off Alton, sweeps MadCo meets

Scott Marion, scott.marion@hearstil.com

 

Published 10:13 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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  • Alton senior David Weaver competes in the discus during Tuesday’s Madison County Large School Meet at Highland. Weaver placed third with a throw of 136-9. Photo: 





Scott Marion | For The Telegraph

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Scott Marion | For The Telegraph

Alton senior David Weaver competes in the discus during Tuesday’s Madison County Large School Meet at Highland. Weaver placed third with a throw of 136-9.

HIGHLAND — Edwardsville held off strong challenges from Alton and swept to the championships of Tuesday’s Madison County Large School Track Meet at Highland.

The EHS boys won their 10th consecutive county championship, scoring 167.5 points while the second-place Redbirds had 154.5 points. Collinsville (146.5), Collinsville (102), Granite City (68) and host Highland (46.5) rounded out the six-team field.

The EHS girls earned their 18th consecutive county title, outscoring runner-up Alton 172.5-155. Collinsville (131.5), Triad (83), Highland (76) and Granite City (71) placed third through sixth, respectively.

In placing second, the Alton boys and girls produced some impressive results.

The Redbirds girls had seven first-place finishes, including senior Katie Mans, who was a double winner in the high jump (5-4) and the 400-meter run (1:00.35).

Other individual winners for the Alton girls were Lauren Weiner in the pole vault (8-2), Laila McNeal in the long jump (17-1.25) and Sierra Stahlschmidt in the 100-meter hurdles (16.97).

The Redbirds also posted winning times in the 400-meter relay (49:14 and the 800-meter relay (1:46.46).

“We would have liked to have won, but this is probably the closest we’ve been to Edwardsville,” Alton girls coach Jada Moore said. “It’s a respectful rivalry — the coaches get along great and the girls get along as well.”

The Alton boys had three first-place finishes, including Jonathon Bumpers, who was a double winner in the 110-meter hurdles (15.87) and the 300-meter hurdles (39.97).

The Redbirds also won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 43.83.

“We are happy with the group that we brought today,” Alton boys coach Jeff White said. “We have guys out for various reasons, but these guys have really picked up our team the last few meets. I feel better about them every time we come out to a meet.”

The Edwardsville boys won 10 events, including two relays and eight individual events.

“Our kids fought well. We had some events that we had to scratch out due to some injuries, but overall we had a good meet,” EHS coach Chad Lakatos said. “We had a lot of effort to compile to the team total and that’s what I continue to tell the kids. We have to have everybody coming together because that’s what a team is about.”

Victories for boys included the triple jump, where junior Jackie Townsend set a personal record of 44-15 after scratching on his first attempt.

Junior Amari Brooks was a double winner in the shot (51-1.25) and the discus (161-1).

The Tigers’ dominance in field events didn’t end there.

In the pole vault, senior Blake Neville took first place with a leap of 13-6.

EHS junior Kenyon Johnson win the long jump with a leap of 20-8.

Another personal record was set by sophomore Jack Pifer, who won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:29.02.

Tigers senior Frankie Romano had another strong meet, winning the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.87. Romano fell just short of the meet record of 1:55.79 set by former EHS runner Wes Schoenthal in 2015.

Edwardsville’s 800-meter relay team of Kendall Abdur-Rahman, Ben Ryan, Brandon Battle and Matt Swanson, placed first with a season-best time of 1:31.87.

In the final event of the day, the Tigers’ 1,600-meter relay, comprised of Dan Powell, Romano, Ryan and Battle finished first with a time of 3:26.23.

On the girls’ side, Edwardsville won six events, including two relays and four individual events.

“We put some girls in some different events just trying to accummuiate points and they really came through,” EHS coach Camilla Eberlin said.

The highlight of the day for the Tigers may have come in the 800-meter run, where sophomore Abby Korak set a meet record of 2:16.77. The old record of 2:16.90 was set by Edwardsville’s Julie Barringer in 1984.

Senior teammate Lorie Cashdollar placed to Korak with a season-best time of 2:17.07.

EHS also had one-two finishes in two other races.

In the 1,600-meter run, Korak posted a winning time of 5:17.11 while senior Melssia Spencer was second with a personal record of 5:18.99.

In the 3,200-meter run, junior Abby Schrobilgen was first in 11:28.29 while junior Hannah Stuart was second with a time of 11:35.38.

The Tigers’ 3,200-meter relay, featuring Elise Krone, Maddie Miller, Kaitlyn Loyet and Kaitlyn Singh, posted a winning time of 10:09.09.

Edwardsville’s 1,600-meter relay, comprised of Cashdollar, Miller, Loyet and Swanson, capped the girls’ meet with a first-place time of 4:08.84.

MADCO TRACK: EHS holds off Alton, sweeps MadCo meets

EHS holds off Alton, sweeps MadCo meets

Scott Marion, scott.marion@hearstil.com

 

Published 10:13 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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  • Alton senior David Weaver competes in the discus during Tuesday’s Madison County Large School Meet at Highland. Weaver placed third with a throw of 136-9. Photo: 





Scott Marion | For The Telegraph

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Scott Marion | For The Telegraph

Alton senior David Weaver competes in the discus during Tuesday’s Madison County Large School Meet at Highland. Weaver placed third with a throw of 136-9.

HIGHLAND — Edwardsville held off strong challenges from Alton and swept to the championships of Tuesday’s Madison County Large School Track Meet at Highland.

The EHS boys won their 10th consecutive county championship, scoring 167.5 points while the second-place Redbirds had 154.5 points. Collinsville (146.5), Collinsville (102), Granite City (68) and host Highland (46.5) rounded out the six-team field.

The EHS girls earned their 18th consecutive county title, outscoring runner-up Alton 172.5-155. Collinsville (131.5), Triad (83), Highland (76) and Granite City (71) placed third through sixth, respectively.

In placing second, the Alton boys and girls produced some impressive results.

The Redbirds girls had seven first-place finishes, including senior Katie Mans, who was a double winner in the high jump (5-4) and the 400-meter run (1:00.35).

Other individual winners for the Alton girls were Lauren Weiner in the pole vault (8-2), Laila McNeal in the long jump (17-1.25) and Sierra Stahlschmidt in the 100-meter hurdles (16.97).

The Redbirds also posted winning times in the 400-meter relay (49:14 and the 800-meter relay (1:46.46).

“We would have liked to have won, but this is probably the closest we’ve been to Edwardsville,” Alton girls coach Jada Moore said. “It’s a respectful rivalry — the coaches get along great and the girls get along as well.”

The Alton boys had three first-place finishes, including Jonathon Bumpers, who was a double winner in the 110-meter hurdles (15.87) and the 300-meter hurdles (39.97).

The Redbirds also won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 43.83.

“We are happy with the group that we brought today,” Alton boys coach Jeff White said. “We have guys out for various reasons, but these guys have really picked up our team the last few meets. I feel better about them every time we come out to a meet.”

The Edwardsville boys won 10 events, including two relays and eight individual events.

“Our kids fought well. We had some events that we had to scratch out due to some injuries, but overall we had a good meet,” EHS coach Chad Lakatos said. “We had a lot of effort to compile to the team total and that’s what I continue to tell the kids. We have to have everybody coming together because that’s what a team is about.”

Victories for boys included the triple jump, where junior Jackie Townsend set a personal record of 44-15 after scratching on his first attempt.

Junior Amari Brooks was a double winner in the shot (51-1.25) and the discus (161-1).

The Tigers’ dominance in field events didn’t end there.

In the pole vault, senior Blake Neville took first place with a leap of 13-6.

EHS junior Kenyon Johnson win the long jump with a leap of 20-8.

Another personal record was set by sophomore Jack Pifer, who won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:29.02.

Tigers senior Frankie Romano had another strong meet, winning the 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.87. Romano fell just short of the meet record of 1:55.79 set by former EHS runner Wes Schoenthal in 2015.

Edwardsville’s 800-meter relay team of Kendall Abdur-Rahman, Ben Ryan, Brandon Battle and Matt Swanson, placed first with a season-best time of 1:31.87.

In the final event of the day, the Tigers’ 1,600-meter relay, comprised of Dan Powell, Romano, Ryan and Battle finished first with a time of 3:26.23.

On the girls’ side, Edwardsville won six events, including two relays and four individual events.

“We put some girls in some different events just trying to accummuiate points and they really came through,” EHS coach Camilla Eberlin said.

The highlight of the day for the Tigers may have come in the 800-meter run, where sophomore Abby Korak set a meet record of 2:16.77. The old record of 2:16.90 was set by Edwardsville’s Julie Barringer in 1984.

Senior teammate Lorie Cashdollar placed to Korak with a season-best time of 2:17.07.

EHS also had one-two finishes in two other races.

In the 1,600-meter run, Korak posted a winning time of 5:17.11 while senior Melssia Spencer was second with a personal record of 5:18.99.

In the 3,200-meter run, junior Abby Schrobilgen was first in 11:28.29 while junior Hannah Stuart was second with a time of 11:35.38.

The Tigers’ 3,200-meter relay, featuring Elise Krone, Maddie Miller, Kaitlyn Loyet and Kaitlyn Singh, posted a winning time of 10:09.09.

Edwardsville’s 1,600-meter relay, comprised of Cashdollar, Miller, Loyet and Swanson, capped the girls’ meet with a first-place time of 4:08.84.


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