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Storm wins Elmwood Invite

The Bureau Valley Storm captured Monday’s Elmwood Trojan Invitational, defeating Eureka 119-110 to take home the hardware.

The Storm won five events, including doubles for Kristian Konneck and Logan Hoffert.

“The kids were very excited about what happened and had many great performances. I am very proud of the kids and the work that they put in,” BV coach Nick Hartz said.

Konneck won the 100- and 200-meter dashes with times of 11.49 and 23.38. Hoffert won the 300 IH (41.48) and the triple jump 40-5). Conor Mooney picked up the blue ribbon in the 110 HH (16.41) and placed third in the high jump.

Also for the Storm, Tucker Schoff finished in second place in both hurdle events while Kane Eastwood and Ryan Taylor placed 3-4 in the 800.

TCC Meet: The host Hall Red Devils placed third in Monday’s Tri-County Conference Track Meet held in Spring Valley. Peoria Christian captured the TCC crown, scoring 148 points followed by Woodland/Flanagan-Cornell (114), Hall (103) and Marquette (65).

Landon Piccatto was the lone TCC champion for Hall, winning the triple jump at 39-2 1/2. He also placed second in the 300 hurdles (42.13) and fourth in the 200 (23.99) and long jump (19-1 1/2).

Hall claimed the 4x800 relay with a time of 9:12.87 on the legs of Joe Parochetti, Al Baldonado, Zach Croisant and Rosy Fuentes. The Red Devils took second in the 4x400 (3:58.9).

Also for the Red Devils, Al Baldonado finished third in the 1600 (4:52.89) and 3200 (10:43.49). Collin Aimone scored a third in the 400 (54.33) and fourth in the 100 (11.85).

Girls’ track

TCC Meet: Henry/Midland made off with the girls’ portion of the Tri-County Conference championship, nearly doubling up runner-up Hall 177-89. Peoria Christian (77) was third followed by Marquette (73), Putnam County (51) and DePue (23).

H/M twins Amber (13.07, 1:03.12) and Amanda (13.16, 1:03.15) Kerata finished 1-2 in the 100 and 400 meters, respectively, with Amanda adding a first in the 200 (27.86).

Hall was outstanding in the field with three TCC champions — Brooke Keegan in the long jump (15-0), Clarissa Gerard in the discus (88-11) and Katie Hoffert in the triple jump (31-10).

Brooke Keegan also placed second in the 200 (28.0) between the Keratas and followed them for third in the 400 (1:03.9). Hall also ran thirds in the 4x100 (54.78) and 4x200 (2:00.83) relays.

Putnam County’s Paige Griffith won the 300 hurdles (50.14) and took third in the 100 hurdles (17.73)

For DePue, Alicia Marquez placed second in the discus (83-6 1/2) and third in the shot (29-7).

At Manlius: Maple Park Kaneland (104) ran away from an otherwise close field in Monday followed by Cambridge (58.5), BV (54.5) and West Carroll (54).

BV’s Lindsey Hoffert won the 400 (1:04.08) and placed second in the long jump and 200. The Storm’s Regan Weidner (12:51.88) and Riley Francis (14:57.17) placed 1-2 in the 3200 and Krista Naaktgeboren won the pole vault at 6 feet.

Other top contributors for the Storm were Sydney Lebahn (second, discus; fourth, shot) and Lauren Peterson (thirds, 100 and 300 hurdles). BV also placed second in the 4x100 and third in the 4x400.

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