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Hofferts lead BV at Eureka

Lauren Peterson was the lone winner for the Storm, claiming the 100 hurdles with a time of 18.35 in Friday’s Roger Washburn Invitational at Eureka. The Storm placed fifth (53) as a team with the host Hornets edging Pontiac for first 95-93.

The Storm’s Lindsey Hoffert had a hat trick of seconds in the long jump (16-5), 400 (1:03.12) and 200 (27.97). BV’s Regan Weidner ran second in the 3200 (12:10.37). The Storm also placed third in the 4x100 (53.24).

“It was nice to have a good evening to compete. We had some real nice performances, highlighted by Lauren Peterson’s victory in the 100 HH. She has been working real hard in the hurdles and it paid off,” BV coach Dale Donner said.

“Lindsey seems to be coming back nice from her ankle injury and both running and jumping well. Regan had a season best 3200. With conference coming up this Friday, we look to rest a little and start getting our legs back for a run at qualifying for state next week.”

Boys’ track

At Eureka: Bureau Valley placed fourth in Friday’s Roger Washburn Invitational at Eureka. Pontiac was the day’s winner with 161 points. The Indians were followed by Eureka (107), Olympia (74) and BV (58).

Bureau Valley’s Logan Hoffert won the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.24 and placed third in the triple jump (40-6 1/2).

The Storm ran 2-3 in the 110 high hurdles with Conor Mooney (17.66) and Tucker Schoff (17.69). Schoff also placed third in the 300 hurdles (42.61) while Kristian Konneck placed third in the 200 (23.67) and 100 (11.95),

At Mendota: Princeton (94) checked in second behind Byron (117.5) in Friday’s quadrangular including the host Trojans (83.5) and St. Bede (71).

The Tigers had three individual winners on the day with Caleb Stewart in the high jump (6-6), Caleb Strom in the long jump (19-8), Drew Pranka in the 110 high hurdles (16.74). The Tigers also won the 4x100 (46.46) with Kai Tomaszewski, Stewart, Zack Bogatitus and Strom and the 4x200 (1:40.44) with Derrick Wooden, Brock Griffin, Bogatitus and Strom.

“Our big highlight of the day was Austen Stewart going 6-6 in the high jump. He had a great day jumping. He had a couple of great attempts at 6-9,” PHS coach Dan Foes said.

For St. Bede, Michael Slingsby won the discus (131-5) and shot put (45-0 1/2) and Steven Gualandri won the triple jump (41-3 3/4) and 300 hurdles (42.5).

At Kewanee: Hall placed third in Friday’s Moss relays at Wethersfield. ROWVA beat out Annawan/Wethersfield 126-112 for first.

The Red Devils won the 4x800 yard (9:22.5) and 4x100 yard shuttle (59.7) relays. Also for Hall, Collin Aimone (19-9 1/2) and Landon Piccatto (9-5 1/2) placed 1-2 in the long jump and Al Baldonado placed second in the 1600 yard run (4:57.4).

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