At Monmouth: Princeton made the most of the Galesburg Silverstreak Last Chance Invitational Saturday at Monmouth College.
Zoe Mead won the 800 meters and set a PHS indoor record with a the of 2 minutes, 27.32 seconds. Mead cut three seconds off her personal best to best the former PHS record of 2:29.45 set by Rebekeh Faber in 2002.
PHS senior Phoenix Smallwood won the long jump with a PHS meet best 16-11, while claiming second in the triple jump at 34-0 3/4.
PHS placed twice in the shot put with fifth place to Colbi Schertz (32-4 1/2) and sixth place to Nicole Holland (31-7).
“It was good to see Zoe cut three seconds off her open 800 and break our record. She also had a season best in her lead-off leg of the 4x400,” PHS coach Pat Hodge said. “Phoenix had another solid meet. It was also nice to see Colbi and Nicole earn medals in the shot put in a big meet such as this, We also had a significant number of season or personal bests by some of our other girls in non-placing efforts. I continue to like the effort that we are putting forward up and down the line.”
The PHS boys team effort was highlighted by Austen Stewart’s personal best high jump of 6-8, which matched that of Burlington sophomore Justin Randall, but took second on jumps. The Tiger 4x200 relay also ran their season’s best time of 1:39.58 which placed them fifth. Relay members included Caleb Strom, Kai Tomaszewski, Zach Bogatitus and Stewart.
“The meet was full of great competition and the young Tigers had a lot of their best performances to date this season,”PHS coach Dan Foes said.
At Sterling: Bureau Valley’s Tucker Schoff had the narrowest of margins of victory in the 400-meter dash in Friday’s Westwood Invite at Sterling. The Storm sprinter clocked a winning time of 53.96, edging Oregon’s Tommy McCormick by 0.01 seconds.
Schoff also placed third in the 60 hurdles (9.05) for BV, which placed sixth (40) as a team in the eight-team field. Metamora won the team title with 118 points.
Other place finishers on the track for the Storm were Kane Eastwood, second in the 800 (2:11.5); the 4x800 relay, which was fourth (8:48.1); the 4x200 relay, sixth in 1:42.22; Kristian Konneck, sixth in the 200 meters (24.6); and the 4x400 relay, sixth in 3:52.7.
In the field, BV’s Conor Mooney placed sixth in the high jump (5-8), and Justin Buckman was fourth in the shot put (41-5).