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PHS rewrites records

Another meet, another school record for Princeton’s Zoe Mead and Colbi Schertz.

Mead broke her own PHS indoor record in the 800 meters she set just a week ago with a time of 2:24.25 to win the Galesburg Silver Streak Invitational at Monmouth College Saturday. The PHS senior ran a 2:25.99 at Sterling last week.

The junior Schertz upped her school record in the shot put by more than seven inches with a toss of 37-0 1/4 Saturday. She had a 36-5 mark two weeks ago.
Other season bests recorded by PHS included Kaley Vaccaro in the shot put (26-6), Ann Sims in the triple jump (29-6 3/4), Tieg Sisler (11.57) and Kim Glenn (11.7) in the 60-meter hurdles, Elise Blocki (9.59) in the 60-meter dash, Rebecca Prushinski (1:17.44) in the 400 and Glenn (30.97) in the 200.

The 4x4 (4:39.52) of Casey Schertz, Fran Bowman, Sims and Mead and the 4x2 (2:00.1) of Taylor Weatherington, Bowman, Sims and Kira Harp also ran season bests.

“Two school records and a good number of season bests made for an enjoyable day,” PHS coach Pat Hodge said. “Zoe and Colby continue to improve at a high level. If we can keep everybody healthy, we should be able to field a fairly competitive team at the local level when we get outdoors.”

For the PHS boys, sophomore Kai Tomaszewski placed third in the 400 (54.59, junior Drew Pranka was third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.88) and freshman Lucus Sisler was sixth in the high jump (5-8)

At Sterling: Bureau Valley picked up a first-place effort by Justin Buckman in the shot put and tied for second place in Friday’s Westwood Invitational. The Storm and Erie/Prophetstown each scored 69 points to place second behind Metamora (145).

Buckman had a winning toss of 45- 6 1/2 in the shot put.

Tucker Schoff placed second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.82) and Colton Peterson was third in the 400 (55.03). Fourths went to Will Konneck in the 60-meter hurdles (7.44) and 200 (24.42), Kane Eastwood in the 800 (2:11.6) and Ryan Taylor in the 400 (56.33).

The Storm also finished third in the 4x800 (9:03.2) and the 4x400 (3:38.38) relays and fourth in the 4x200 (1:38.61).

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