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April 18, 2013

A&M Girls, SOV Boys Win Bi-County

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Central A&M girls and SOV boys won their respective Bi-County Meets at the rescheduled event on Wednesday.

Shelbyville boys had won the meet for several years. The Shelbyville boys did not compete when it was rescheduled from Tuesday to Wednesday.

CAM girls won by 25 points, scoring 161.5 points. Sullivan-Okaw Valley was 2nd with 134.5 points, followed by Neoga (10), Shelbyville (81), Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond (69), Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City (18), and Windsor (13).

SOV boys won by almost 40 points, scoring 170. Neoga was 2nd with 131, followed by Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond (121), Central A & M (82), Stewardson-Strasburg (52), Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City (11), and Windsor (9).

The meet had the usual winners, but there was some jockeying around in a few of the events.

Central A&M and SOV  girls has been battling in the 4x2 relay. SOV beat A&M at the Shelby Open, then CAM beat SOV in the next meet. SOV won on Wednesday by 31 hundredths of a second. It was Taylor Adcock (CAM), Emily Neuhauser (SOV) and Keeley Buhrmester (Shelby) #1, #2, #3 again in the 100 and Amanda McClain (SOV), Neuhauser (SOV), and Buhrmester (Shelby) #1, #2, #3 in the 200. McClain owned the 400 again and Buhrmester was 3rd.

Morgan Powers of Shelbyville won the 800 meters over seven seconds ahead of 2nd place Allie Heaton (CAM). However, Heaton claimed the mile just over a second ahead of teammate Paige Seitz. Blair Johnston and Molly Yockey of Shelbyville were 3rd and 4th. Yockey then dominated the 2-mile by a mile (17 seconds).

State champion hurdler Taylor Adcock (CAM) took the day off from her specialty, buit her teammates picked up the slack. Kaitlyn Corzine and Ryan Dooley went #1, #2 in the 100 and 300 hurdles to sweep the events.

SOV won the 4x2 relay, but Neoga won the 4x1, beating SOV by almost 2.5 seconds. A&M won both the 4x4 and the 4x8. The 4x4 team of Sarah Bailey, Mikaela Cole, Corzine, and Adcock won by almost 18 seconds. The 4x8 team of Heaton, Kylee Burcham, Seitz, and Salena Sloan won by 35 seconds.

In the field events, three girls went 5 feet in the high jump. Erin Walk  of Neoga (5-2) edged Ava Paruleski of CHBC (5-0) and Megan Dash of SOV (5-0). Mikaela Cole was top shelf again by a foot in the pole vault over challengers Carlin Nuzzo (SOV) and Elly Oldham of Shelby and two feet better than Cadisen Nuzzo.

McClain owned her other specialty, the long jump by 6.5 inches over 2nd place and a foot farther than Paruleski. Taylor Rich of Neoga was the triple jump champ knocking off Mollie Bowman (SOV) and Paruleski, who vied for 2nd.

Genny Rose Stringer was untouchable again in the discus sailing 30 feet farther than 2nd place. She was 4th in the shot as Karly Goodman of Arthur was still too strong in the shot put. But Abigail Hilton (CAM) put her self into an impressive 2nd, just two feet back.

Jason Pokalsey (CAM) swept the sprints at Monticello last Friday to earn Atlete of the Week honors. At the Bi-County it was Derek Williamson of Neoga that got the sweep of the 100, 200, and 400 dashes. Pokalsey was runner-up in all three events.

Travis Fry and Corey Kersey swept their respective field events. Fry won the shot put by five feet and the discus by 35 feet. Kersey won the long jump by over a foot and the triple jump by almost four feet.

Trevor and Travis Walk (Neoga) traded ownership of  the 800 and 1600, respectively, with Trevo also taking 2nd to his brother in the 1600. Zeke Kibler (SOV) and Jason Becker (Stew) also traded crowns and runner-up finishes in the 110 and 300 hurdles, respectively. Neoga and SOV each won a sprint relay, but Arthur won the 4x4 and the 4x8.

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