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ALAH Jr. High Girls Track Host Triangular Meet

Reece Oye takes off with the baton handed off to her by teammate Cassidy Rohacs in the eighth grade 4 X 400 meter relay in the meet with Cumberland and Villa Grove on April 11. The eighth grade girls were first in the team standings.

By SALLY McCARTHY
Staff Writer

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond Jr. High girls’ track and field teams had a home triangular meet with Cumberland and Villa Grove on Tuesday, April 11. The seventh-grade squad finished second in the team standings behind Cumberland and ahead of Villa Grove. The eighth-grade girls were victorious in their division.

Emily Keagle, shot; Laila Sanchez, discus; Macelyn Boddy, high jump and Sophie Johnson, 400 meters were individual event winners for the seventh grade. They took two of the three relays, the 4 X 200 meter of Bri Clayton, Sanchez, Layla Beck and Boddy and the 4 X 400-meter relay of Norma and Zoey Mendoza, Johnson, and Gwen Herring.

Morgan Casteel was a double winner for the eighth grade in the 800 and 1600 meter runs and anchored the winning 4 X 400-meter relay. Cassidy Rohacs took individual honors in the 100-meter hurdles and ran legs on the winning 4 X 100 meter and 4 X 400-meter relays. Other first place relay members were on the 4 X 1 Maleyna Vanausdoll, Reece Oye and Riley Strode and on the 4 X 4 Reece Oye and Embrey Reardon.

The Jr. High Knights track teams will travel to Tuscola on Thursday, April 20, 2023 after hosting their annual ALAH JH Invitational on Saturday, April 15 and then compete in Arcola’s annual Invite on April 22.

7th Grade Girls Team and Individual Results vs. Cumberland and Villa Grove
April 11, 2023

Team results: 1. Cumberland 67; 2. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 55; 3. Villa Grove 3

Shot Put: Emily Keagle 22’ 1.75”, first; Presley Johnson 18’ 1.5”; Khloe Dowds 17’ 7”

Discus: Laila Sanchez 56’ 8”, first; Emily Keagle 53’ 10”, second; Presley Johnson 49’ 6”, third

High Jump: Macelyn Boddy 3’ 8”, first

Long Jump: None

100 M Hurdles: None

100M: Norma Mendoza 14.88, third; Zoey Mendoza 14.9, fourth; Macelyn Boddy 14.97; Bri Clayton 15.59; Laila Sanchez 15.81; Katharine Palma 16.13; Layla Beck 16.6; Khole Dowds 17.08

200M: Zoey Mendoza 31.68, second; Macelyn Boddy 31.94, third; Norma Mendoza 32.27, fourth; Bri Clayton 33.56; Laila Sanchez 34.02; Katharine Palma 36.07; Khole Dowds 37.71; Layla Beck 35.20

400M: Sophie Johnson 1:14.66, first

800M: Gwendolyn Herring 3:00.93, second; Ella Oye 3:06.89, fourth

1600M: Gwendolyn Herring 6:39.56, second; Ella Oye 6:52.56, third;

400M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 1:02.78, second (Norma Mendoza, Zoey Mendoza, Katharine Palma, Khloe Dowds,)

800M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 2:12.09, first (Bri Clayton, Laila Sanchez, Layla Beck, Macelyn Boddy)

1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 5:13.88, first (Norma Mendoza, Zoey Mendoza, Sophie Johnson, Gwen Herring)

8th Grade Girls Team and Individual Results vs. Cumberland and Villa Grove April 11, 2023

Team results: 1. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 50; 2. Villa Grove 42; 3. Cumberland 29

Shot Put: None

Discus: None

High Jump: Cassidy Rohacs, 4’ 0”, second

Long Jump: Leighton Poulos 14’ 0”, second; Maleyna Vanausdoll 13’ 11”, third

100 M Hurdles: Cassidy Rohacs 17.29, first

100M: Leighton Poulos 13.84, second; Maleyna Vanausdoll 14.17, third; Riley Strode 14.9

200M: Maleyna Vanausdoll 30.55, second; Reece Oye 31.7, fourth;

400M: None

800M: Morgan Casteel 2:45.64, first; Embrey Reardon 2:54.14, second

1600M: Morgan Casteel 6:04.35, first; Embrey Reardon, 6:32.23, second;

400M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 58.84, first (Cassidy Rohacs, Reece Oye, Riley Strode, Maleyna Vanausdoll)

800M Relay: None

1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 5:07.68, first (Cassidy Rohacs, Reece Oye, Embrey Reardon, Morgan Casteel)

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