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ALAH Eighth Grade Girls Claim Arcola Jr. High Invite Championship

ALAH 8th Grade Girls Win Arcola JH Invite. On Saturday, April 22 the jr. high track teams competed at the annual Arcola JH Invite on a cold, windy day. Pictured here after the meet with their second first place trophy in as many weeks are: Head Coach Bryton Ragon, Macelyn Boddy, Gwen Herring, Embrey Reardon, Cassidy Rohacs, Riley Strode, Ashby Coblentz, and Emily Keagle.

Seventh Grade Girls Finish Third

Staff Writer

The Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond eighth grade girls track and field team captured their second invite title in two weeks. After winning their own invitational last week they brought home the first place trophy from Arcola’s annual JH Invite on Saturday, April 22. They scored 122 points to second place Arcola’s 50.

Eighth grade distance runner, Embrey Reardon was a double winner for the Knights taking first in the 800 and 1600 meter runs plus along with Cassidy Rohacs, Reece Oye and Gwen Herring captured first in the 4 X 400 meter relay. Ashby Coblentz scored first place points in the eighth grade shot put. The 4 X 200 meter relay of Norma Mendoza, Macelyn Boddy, Laila Sanchez and Zoey Mendoza also won that event. Adding second place points in seven other events helped in the team scoring 122 total points.

The seventh grade girls squad missed a second place trophy by one point finishing behind first place Cerro Gordo Bement who scored 102 for first place and second place Arcola who scored 45. The 4 X 400 meter relay team of Sophia Johnson, Norman and Zoey Mendoza and Ella Oye took first for the seventh grade Knights.

7th Grade Girls Team and Individual Results
Arcola JH Invitational
April 22, 2023

Team Results: 1. Cerro Gordo Bement 102; 2. Arcola 45; 3. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 44; 4. Neoga 43; 5. Central A & M 40; 6. Lake Crest Elementary 36; 7. Meridian and Okaw Valley 35; 9. Judah Christian 18

Shot Put: Emily Keagle 19’ 3”

Discus: Emily Keagle 52’ 5”, fifth

High Jump: Macelyn Boddy 3’ 10”, fourth

Long Jump: None

100 M Hurdles: None

100M: Macelyn Boddy 15.66; Laila Sanchez 16.53

200M: Norma Mendoza 31.74, second; Zoey Mendoza 32.42, fourth

400M: None

800M: Ella Oye 3:08.92, second

1600M: Ella Oye 6:43.57, second

400M Relay: None

800M Relay: None

1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 5:17.07, first (Norma Mendoza, Zoey Mendoza, Ella Oye, Sophia Johnson)

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

Team Results: 1. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 122; 2. Arcola 50; 3. Cerro Gordo Bement 47; 4. Meridian 44; 5. Okaw Valley 37; 6. Villa Grove 31; 7. Lake Crest Elementary and Central A & M 26; 9. Neoga 13;

Shot Put: Ashby Coblentz 24’ 10”, first

Discus: Laila Sanchez 58; 4”, third; Ashby Coblentz 56’ 1”, fourth

High Jump: Cassidy Rohacs, 3’ 10”, third

Long Jump: Maleyna Vanausdoll 12’ 9.25”, fourth

100 M Hurdles: Cassidy Rohacs 17.77, second; Riley Strode 20.56

100M: Leighton Poulos 14.31, fourth; Maleyna Vanausdoll 15.06

200M: Leighton Poulos 29.58, second; Reece Oye 32.61

400M: Sophia Johnson 1:14.24, second

800M: Embrey Reardon 2:53.86, first; Gwen Herring 3:00.35, second

1600M: Embrey Reardon, 6:25.33, first; Gwen Herring 6:33.03, second

400M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 57.88, second (Leighton Poulos, Cassidy Rohacs, Reece Oye, Maleyna Vanausdoll)

800M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 2:07.91, first (Norma Mendoza, Zoey Mendoza, Laila Sanchez, Macelyn Boddy)

1600M Relay: Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond 5:10.00, first (Cassidy Rohacs, Gwen Herring, Embrey Reardon, Reece Oye)


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