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7th and 8th Grade Knights Boys Track & Field Team Earn Second Place Trophies

ALAH 8th Grade Boys Finish in Second at Arcola JH Invite. The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond eighth grade boys track and field team finished second in the team standings at the annual Arcola JH Invite on Saturday, April 22. From left to right: Assistant Coach Mike Haste, Mason Thomas, Max Boddy, Cooper Shoemaker, Coye Grant, Nick Rafferty, Preston Gingerich, Joshua Taylor, Owen Herring, Brennon Hutson and Head Coach Don McCarthy.

By SALLY McCARTHY
Staff Writer

On Saturday, April 22, both the seventh and eighth grade boys track and field teams brought home the second place trophies from the annual Arcola JH Invite. The seventh grade, who missed first place by two points to Villa Grove closed the gap to one point this week, with VG scoring 65 to ALAH’s 64.

Alex Olivero was the lone individual winner for the seventh grade boys winning the shot put. The 4 X 200 meter relay of Bentley Hutson, Olivero, Jase Kingery and Faemus Davison also earned a blue ribbon.

The eighth grade boys finished in second place in their division behind the host school Arcola. Preston Gingerich was the lone individual winner in that division by taking first in the 1600 meter run.

The JH boys and girls track and field teams were to compete at Sullivan on Monday, April 24 and then will be at Mt. Zion for their 13th Annual Mt. Zion Invitational on April 29. The Jr. High Okaw Conference meet will be held at Tuscola on May 2.

Complete results from Arcola follow.

7th Grade Boys Team and Individual Result
Arcola JH Invitational
April 22, 2023

Team results: 1. Villa Grove 65; 2. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 64; 3. Arcola 60; 4. Meridian 46; 5. Judah Christian 42; 6. Neoga and Okaw Valley 41; 8. Cerro Gordo Bement 28; 9. Central A & M 14; 10. Lake Crest Elementary 2

Shot Put: Alex Olivero 33’ 2.5”, first; Donovan Vanausdoll 26’ 1.25”

Discus: Alex Olivero 91’ 1”, third; Donovan Vanausdoll 84’ 3”, sixth

High Jump: Beau Green 4’ 6”

Long Jump: Conner Crabtree 11’ 3”; Greyson Yoder 9’ 8”

110 M Hurdles: Jase Kingery 22.77

100M: Faemus Davison 14.44, third; Bentley Hutson 14.72

200M: Alex Olivero 32.19; Jase Kingery 32.90

400M: Bentley Hutson 1:07.95, second; Solly Binion 1:23.32

800M: Beau Green 2:38.42, first; Colton Snyder 2:56.92

1600M: Beau Green 5:56.91, second; Colton Snyder 6:03.22, fourth

400M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 1:02.55, sixth (Donovan Vanausdoll, Cannon Doggett, Conner Crabtree, Anden Berry)

800M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 2:03.56, first (Bentley Hutson, Alex Olivero, Jase Kingery, Faemus Davison)

1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 5:12.33, fifth (Anden Berry, Jase Kingery, Conner Crabtree, Bentley Hutson)

8th Grade Boys Team and Individual Results
Arcola JH Invitational
April 22, 2023

Team results: 1. Arcola 94; 2. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 57; 3. Central A & M 54; 4. Meridian 45; 5. Villa Grove 42; 6. Neoga 39; 7. Cerro Gordo Bement 33; 8. Okaw Valley 32; 9. Judah Christian 6; 10. Lake Crest Elementary 1

Shot Put: Josh Taylor 33’ 9”, fourth; Nick Rafferty 29’ 8.5”

Discus: Josh Taylor 93’ 7”, fifth; Cameron McGill 67’ 8”

High Jump: Cooper Shoemaker 4’ 10”, fifth; Tyler Lisanby 4’ 8”

Long Jump: Mason Thomas 13’ 1.5”

110 M Hurdles: Tyler Lisanby 20.30

100M: Max Boddy 13.18, fourth; Owen Herring 13.63

200M: Max Boddy 27.13, second; Owen Herring 29.01

400M: Cooper Shoemaker 1:08.36;

800M: Preston Gingerich 2:37.95, third; Coye Grant 2:47.99, sixth

1600M: Preston Gingerich 5:28.42, first; Coye Grant 6:07.30, sixth

400M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 58.74, sixth (Preston Gingerich, Cooper Shoemaker, Coye Grant, Joshua Taylor)

800M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 1:52.48, second (Owen Herring, Tyler Lisanby, Mason Thomas, Max Boddy)

1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 4:26.28, second (Owen Herring, Max Boddy, Cooper Shoemaker, Tyler Lisanby)

 

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