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Ferris Invite on tap Monday at PHS

Published: Friday, April 20, 2012 3:35 p.m. CDT

The Princeton Invitational track meet dates back to 1953, with the addition of the girls portion in 1990. The meet was renamed as the Ferris Family Invitational after the donation from the Ferris Family toward the new all-weather project in 1999.

Four records for the PHS invitational which runs Monday at Rathje Track have stood the test of time for 40 years or more. See records below.

Hall’s Kent Kasik stil holds the record in the weightmen’s 100 from 1969 when he clocked at 11.6 time converted from yards.

Princeton’s Jim Howard still holds the shot put record of 56-5 1/2 he set in 1970. He was the last in a line of brothers to hold the record.

The next year, Tigers Kent Purvis and Geno Storm set distance records that still stand today. Purvis ran a one-mile time that coverts to 4:25.2 for 1600 meters. Storm clocked a two mile time of 9:34.8 that has been equaled by Rock Falls Larry Schultz (9:26.5) in 1977.

PHS’ own Pat Hodge, who has coached girls track for years at his alma mater, set the meet record in the 800 meters at 1:58.2 in 1976. It was matched, but not bested, by Rock Falls’ Johnathan Martin in 2003.

The pole vault record has been held by PHS’ Rick Lappin since 1981 when he cleared 14-6 3/4. PHS senior James Dove went 14-7 this season to break Lappin's county record, but has to rejump it to set a PIT record.

The oldest record for the girls is held by Hall’s Carla Muntz with a time of 13.87 in the throwers’ 100 dash in 1997.

Records in the remaining 19 events all have been recorded since the turn of the century. PHS’ Amber Ruter eclipsed the previous mark in the shot put of 35-9 3/4 set in 1997 with a toss of 38-0 1/4 last year.

PHS’ Rebekah Faber holds the most meet records with three in 2003. She ran a  2:23.7 in the 800, a 5:12.2 in the 1600 and a 11:39.9 in the 3200.

The other multiple record holder for the girls is PHS’ Ashly Lowdermilk, who ran a 12.5 in the 100 in 2004 and 2005 and a 25.0 in the 200 in 2003. She shares the 100 record with Rock Falls’ Angela Rogde (2002).

PHS senior Laura Fredenhagen broke the pole vault record a year ago at 10-6. She is out  for the season this year with a knee injury.

PRINCETON INVITE RECORDS

THE GIRLS

Shot put — Amber Ruter (PHS)    35-9 3/4    1997

Discus — Kailey Klein (Hall)    128-9    2006

Long jump — Lindsay Stalzer (Kewanee)    17-10 1/2    2001

Triple jump — Kendall Rush (Hall)    37-4 1/2   2009

Pole vault — Alyssa Donner (PHS) 10-3    2009

High jump — Lindsay Stalzer (Kewanee)    5-4 1/2    2002

Throwers 100 — Carla Muntz (Hall)    13.87    1997

100 HH — Lindsay Stalzer (Kewanee)    14.9    2002

300 LH — Ashley Keaschall (Rock Falls)    47.2    2004

100m — Angela Rogde (Rock Falls)    12.5    2002

       — Ashly Lowdermilk (PHS)    12.5    2004/05

200m — Ashly Lowdermilk (PHS)    25.0    2003

400m — Clarissa LaFlora (Kewanee)    59.5    2004

800m — Rebekah Faber (PHS)    2:23.7    2003

1600m — Rebekah Faber (PHS)    5:12.2    2003

3200m — Rebekah Faber (PHS)    11:39.9    2003

400 relay — Rock Falls     51.37    2010     (N. Lind, S. Maynard, L. Holschbach, B. Lowdermilk)

:51.37, Rock Falls (2010)

800 medley — Kewanee    1:52.4    2004

800 relay — Rock Falls        1:48.0    2006

1600 relay — Rock Falls    4:13.24    2010

3200 relay — Rock Falls    10:15.1    2008

THE BOYS

Shot put — Jim Howard (Princeton)    56-5 1/2    1970

Discus — Steve Draminski (Kewanee)    165-3    1994

Long jump — Jose Oquendo (RF)    22-1    2003

Triple jump — Michael Walker (Kewanee)    44-9    1998

High jump — Brandon Watson (Rochelle)    6-8 1/2    1995

Pole vault — Rick Lappin (Princeton)    14-6 3/4    1981

110 HH — Jeff Scoma (Princeton)    14.8    2005

300 IH — Jeff Scoma (Princeton)    40.2    2004

100m — Jose Oquendo (Rock Falls)    10.4    200414-6

200m — Jose Oquendo (Rock Falls)    21.5    1999

400m — Kurtis Wujak (Mendota)    49.9     2009

800m — Pat Hodge (Princeton)    1:58.2    1976

    — Johnathan Martin (RF)    1:58.2        2003

1600m — Kent Purvis (Princeton)    *4:25.2    1971

3200 — Larry Schuldt (RF)    *9:26.5    1977

    Geno Storm (Princeton)    *9:34.8    1971

400 relay — Rock Falls        44.0    1999

    —  Princeton    44.0    2004

    (Joel Stocking, Scott Howard, Loren Moore, Evan Holschbach)

    —  Princeton    44.0    2005

    (Scott Howard, Jeff Scoma, Alex Hartz, Evan Holschbach)

800 relay — Kewanee    1:32    2000

1600 relay — Rock Falls    3:28.8    1999

3200 relay — Kewanee    8:17.7    1997

Weightmen’s 100 — Kent Kasik (Hall)    *:11.6    1969

*Converted times from yards

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