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Tracksters At Tuscola Invite

The boys and girls of the ALAH track and field teams bussed to the Douglas County seat on Friday April 21 for the 37th version of the Tuscola Open. A total of 15 schools sent athletes for competition. In the team scores the Knight’s guys finished 4th and the girls scored 7th. Both gender divisions were dominated by Tuscola.

Landon Waldrop had his second multi win meet in a row taking the blue ribbon in the 110m Hurdles (16.28pr), Long Jump (20’1 ¾”), and Triple Jump (40’ 2 ¾”) while also securing 4th place points in the quarter mile (54.80pr).

Lyle Adcock ran an excellent distance double placing 3rd in the 3200m (9:59.40pr) and 2nd in the 1600 (4:42.18). Brother Jacob Adcock doubled as well scoring 6th in the 3200m (10:30.34) and placing 9th in a deep, fast 1600 (4:54.22). Freshman

Cruz Hale continues improvement with a big PR in the half mile event placing 5th in 2:10.01. Max Duzan sped to a 4th place in the 100m with a personal best of 11.63.

The relays continue to provide the bulk of the the distaff scoring. The quartet of Gracie Romine, Josie Carrillo , Emma Edwards, and Skyler Graham passed the stick in the 4×100 (6th @ 55.42) and 4×200 (2nd @ 1:53.66). Ruby Burton replaced

Edwards in the 4×400 team that placed 3rd (4:33.72) and the 4×800 quartet of Carrillo, Grace Arnett, Kimberly Krutsinger, and Burton grabbed 3rd in 11:43.13.

Emma Edwards crossed the 300H finish line in 4th (54.74) and hit the beach in the Triple Jump at 30’5” scoring 5th. Ruby Burton (6th @ 6:17.34) and Kimberly Krutsinger (8th @ 6:25.03) both ran new bests in the 1600. Freshman Alex Clark continues to be a reliable scorer in the Shot Put (5th @ 30’ 1 ½”) while placing 9th in Discus (82’8”).

Meet highlights included 9 runners under 4:55 in the boys 1600 and a crazy competitive boys Discus event where two future Missouri Valley competitors entertained the large crowd. Redbird recruit Garrett Taylor of Salt Fork threw a 191’3” all classes, state leading rocket (US #8). Chasing him in 2nd was Mitchell Meyers of Arcola. The Indiana State signee started throwing bombs in warmup and did not relent eventually settling with a 183’1” effort that is currently IL #2 all classes and US #24.

Meyers throw also broke the Arcola school record held by the legendary Terry Miller set in 1964!

Upcoming meets include the Salt Fork JV Invite on April 24, the SJO Spartan Classic April 28 (boys) and Lady Sages Invite at Monticello also on April 28 (girls).

Other ALAH Tuscola Open Results –

100m – Boys, Gingerich, 20th, 12.93pr. Girls, Richards, 21st,15.09pr; Vanda, 23rd,15.31.

200m – Boys, Gingerich, 18th, 26.48pr. Girls, Forman, 17th,33.74pr; Rohacs, 20th, 34.61pr.

400m – Boys, Cash Hale, 19th, 58.49; Girls, Vanda, 13th, 1:14.45.

800m – Boys, Kegle, 19th, 2:31.61pr

100H – Girls, Mendoza, 13th, 21.23; L Edwards, 14th, 24.97.

110H – Boys, Appleby, 10th, 20.33pr

300H – Boys, Appleby, 12th, 51.64; Taylor, 14th, 53.41. Girls, L Edwards, 14th , 1:16.42

Boys 4×100 Relay – 9th, 48.08, Zander, Schrock, Frederick, Warrior.

Boys 4×400 Relay – 7th, 3:50.53, Schrock, Frederick, Warrior, Cash Hale.

Shot Put – Boys, Tighe, 8th, 38’3 ½”; Morfey, 28th, 25’. Girls, Rogers, 20th, 25’10”.

Discuss – Boys, Morfey, 17th, 90’1”; Tighe, 23rd, 84’4”. Girls, Mendoza, 28th , 57’9 ½”.

Long Jump – Girls, Thompson, 12th/13’11 ¾”; Klay, 16th, 11’8 ¼.

Triple Jump – Girls, Thompson, 12th, 26’11 ¼”.

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