Shelbyville Daily Union

April 15, 2014

A&M 3rd, SOV 4th At Open

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — The State Track Repeat Champions, Central A&M, posted a 3rd place finish at the Shelby Girls Open on Friday, while Sullivan-Okaw Valley placed 4th in the early season positioning of contending teams.

Despite losing some key athletes to graduation, A&M contended and still placed 3rd with 66 points. SOB finished with 52 points. Monticello took 1st (89.5 points) and St. Teresa was runner-up (79 points). Host Shelbyville finished 11th (19.5 points).

Some of the contenders kept their powder dry, not showing their hands too early in the season, but it was a showcase of those who may run on the blue track at EIU for the state meet next month.

Anna Sophia Keller, multiple state champ in cross country and track, continued her fab freshman season by setting a meet record for the 800 (2:17.87). Keller also won the mile just over 5:00 (5:04.69), 26 seconds ahead of the field.

Shelbyville's state medlaist in the 800 last year, sophomore Morgan Powers, ran with Keller beyond the 1st lap and finished in 2nd (2:22.35), a time better than her seed time.

SOV's multiple state medalist, Amanda McClain, won three events. McClain won the 200 dash (25.89), the 400 as the only one to break a minute (58.64), and the long jump (17-5).

CAM's Ryan Dooley won the 300 low hurdles (47.08) and was 3rd in the 100 high hurdles (16.36). Her sophomore teammate Mikah Maples captured 2nd in the shot put (37.7.5) and the discus (113-03), and event she placed 3rd at state as a freshman (120-03).

Former IESA state high jump champ, freshman Sydney Miller took 2nd in the high jump at the open, clearing 5-0.

SOV's triple jump state qualifier from last year, Mollie Bowman, placed 2nd at the Open (32-10).

Junior Jorji Sparrgrove, A&M's lead sprinter, placed in the 100, the 200, and the 400. She was 3rd in the quarter (1:02.05), 5th in the 200 (26.95), and 7th in the 100 (13.0).

200 dash state medalist Emily Neuhauser (SOV) placed 4th in the 100 at the Open (12.92). She saved herself for the 4x200 relay, SOV's signature event.

The SOV 4x2 recorded a sizzling 146:55 to win the event again. Neuhauser, Ashlynd Risely, Bowman, and McClain beat last year's sectional time by over two seconds. SOV was 2nd at state last year (1:43.72) and were state champs the previous year with the current state record (1:42.82).

CAM had a win in the relays. Paige Seitz, Kylee Burcham, Mikaela Cole and Salena Sloan won the 4x800 (10:23.19). They also were 3rd in the 4x4. Mikaela Cole, Burcham, Seitz, and Dooley ran 4:18.56.

Friday

Shelby Girls Open

Team Scores: 1 Monticello 89 . 50, 2 St. Teresa 79, 3 Central A & M 66, 4 Sullivan 52. 5 St. Anthony 42, T6 Williamsville 41, T6 Newton 41, 8 Teutopolis 34, 9 Clinton 32, 10. Warrensburg 27, 11 Shelbyville 19 . 50, 12 Mt. Zion 14, T13 Sangamon Valley 7, T13 Tuscola 7, 15 Brownstow 6, 16 Altamont 2

Shelby, CAM, SOV, Stew-Stras, CHBC results:

100 DASH-4. Neuhuaser SOV 12.92, 7. Sparrgrove CAM 13.0; Prelims- 10. Anna Yakey STEW 13.55, 20. Alex Blair CHBC, Jessica Tice SHS 13.91, 23. Katie Sladek SHS 14.69, 28. Karley Hamm SOV 15.85

200 DASH-1. McClain SOV 25.89, 5. Sparrgrove CAM 26.95; Prelims-11. Yaket STEW 27.79, 24. Miller SHS 30.35, 25. Kayleigh Postin CAM 30.65, 26. Skylar Morrison CHBC 31.08, 27. Jacque Johnston SHS 31.11, 29. Blair CHBC 31.65

400 DASH-1. McClain SOV 58.64, 3. Sparrgrove CAM 1:02.05, 11. M. Cole CAM 1:06.55, 15. Maddie Holland SHS 107.07, 20. Taylor Powers SHS 1:09.56

800 RUN-1. Keller StA 2:17.87, 2. Mo. Powers SHS 2:22.35, 8. Burcham CAM 2:34.31, 10. Sloan CAM 10:37.55, 11. Alyssa Marshall SOV 2:41.98, 18. Kennedy Lucas SOV 2:53.59, 26. Cailin Wilson SHS 3:04.24

1600 RUN-1. Keller StA 5:04.69, 5. Blair Johnston SHS 5:46.81, 7. Sloan CAM 5:51.28, 9. Jenny Karraker SHS 6:00.74, 13. Cadisen Nuzzo SOV 6:35.60, 17. Anne Hogan SOV 6:46.48, 18. Abbie Collins CAM 6:55.30

3200 RUN-5. Molly Yockey SHS 12:42.70, 7. Maggy Yockey SHS 13:16.67, 11. Collins CAM 14:48.0, Rachel Stutzman SOV 15:55.44

100 HURDLES-3. Dooley CAM 16:36; Prelims-11. Kaitlin Villanueva CAM 18.10, 15. Madi Ulrich SHS 19.13, 22. Kayla Lee SHS 24.47

300 HURDLES-1. Dooley CAM 47.08, 7. Seitz CAM 51.29, 11. Carlin Nuzzo SOV 53.83, 16. Ulrich SHS 56.30, 19. Lee SHS 1:03.42

4x1 RELAY-4. CAM (Dooley, Mapoles, Gabby Cole, Sparrgrove) 52.40, 8. Shelby (Sladek, Miller, J. Johnston, Holland) 55.51

4x2 RELAY-1. SOV (Neuhauser, Risley, Bowman, McClain) 1:46.55, 5. CAM (Villanueva, Katie Conlin, Seitz, maples0 1:55.78, 15. Shelby (Sarah Martin, Kaitlin Hopper, Courtney large, Elly Oldham) 2:20.32

4x4 RELAY-3. CAM M. Cole, Burcham, Seitz, Dooley) 4:18.56, 6. SOV (Marshall, Car. Nuzzo, Bowman, Neuhauser) 4:22.23, 10. Shelby (Mo. Powers, T. Powers, Miller, Holland) 4:32.17

4x8 RELAY-1. CAM (Seitz, Burcham, M. Cole, Sloan) 10:23.09, 7. SOV (Lucas, Amy Monroe, Hogan, Cad. Nuzzo) 11:27.31

HIGH JUMP-2. Miller SHS 5-0, 11. Abby Forlines CAM 4-6, 15. Postin CAM 4-4

POLE VAULT-7. M. Cole CAM 9-0, 8. Oldham SHS 8-0, 9. Car. Nuzzo SOV 7-6. 14. Cad. Nuzzo SOV 6-0

LONG JUMP-1. McClain SOV 17-5.5, 8. Yakey STEW 14-10, 9. J. Johnston SHS 14-9.25, 17. Risley SOV 14-0, 18. Villanueva CAM13-9.25, 20. Postin CAM 13-3, 25. Blair CHBC 12-7.25, 28. Morrison CHBC 12-3.25, 23. Tice SHS 10-11, 30. Jacqueline Blythe STEW 10-0

TRIPLE JUMP-2. Bowman SOV 32-10, 13. Caylee Wheeler SHS 27-9, 16. Blair CHBC 26-16

SHOT PUT-2. Maples CAM 37-7.5, 4. Morgan Damery CAM 36-10.5, 9. Monroe SOV 30-02, 15. Jesse Denning SHS 28-9, 20. Monica Griesemer SHS 26-0

DISCUS-2. Maples CAM 113-03, 8. Damery CAM 94-0, 14. Sadie Goralski SHS 80-03, 17. Abbie Allen SHS 76-03, 21. Brooke Mitchell SOV 73-05, 23. Caity Ohm SOV 69-09