Bureau Valley opened the 2014 outdoor season with sweep success Monday. The BV boys won 16 events to top the four-team field with 108 points, nearly 80 points better than Henry/Midland and Fieldcrest. The BV girls won their meet, defeating Henry/Midland 92.5 to 48.
Justin Buckman swept the throws for BV, taking the discus (122-01) and shot (46-0) and Kane Eastwood had a double in the 800 (2:06.48) and 400 (56.42). Other BV winners included Will Konneck (100, 11.96), Michael Eastwood (200, 24.98), Ryan Taylor (pole vault, 9-6), Tucker Schoff (110 hurdles, 18.1) and Jeremiah Blackert (triple, 34-11). BV also swept the relays.
Sydney Lebahn matched Buckman’s sweep in the weights with tosses of 34-3 1/4 in the shot and 104-10 in the discus. Lauren Peterson won a pair in the 100 hurdles (18.23) and 300 hurdles (57.14) as did Lindsey Hoffert in the 400 (1:15.2) and long jump (16-0 1/2). Other BV winners were Haley DeVoss in the high jump (4-7), Corine Wagenknect (pole vault, 5-6) and Regan Weidner (3200, 13:18.75).
At Princeton: The Tigers captured 14 firsts and six seconds en route to scoring 113.5 points, defeating Streator (52.5) and Putnam County (16) in its first outdoors meet of the season.
“It is always nice to get that first meet under your belt in the outdoor season,” PHS coach Dan Foes said.
Drew Pranka swept the hurdles with times of 16.63 in the 110 highs and 43.32 in the 300 lows and also claimed the pole vault (11-0). Senior sprinter Caleb Strom won the 100 (11.93) as well as the long jump (20-8 1/2).
Other PHS individual winners included Denver Wyatt in the 3200 (12:10.03), Matt Gibson (discus, 109-5), Luke Marselle (triple jump, 37-10) , Cody Workman (800, 2:19.83) and Kai Tomaszewski (400, 55.55).
Princeton swept the relays on the day. Zach Andersen, Brent Loftus, Michael Warren and Workman clocked a 9:42.2 in the 4x800; Tomaszewski, Pranka, Janssen and Strom ran a 46.32 in the 4x100; Austin Hilmes, Dominic Biggs, Austin Henderliter and Alex Warren won the 4x200 (1:53.59); and Andersen, Workman, Austin Wetsel and Tomaszewski had a first-place 3:50.57 in the 4x400.
At Chillicothe: It took just one day outdoors for Madi Quinn to set a school record in the pole vault for Hall High School. The freshman cleared 9-3 to win the event on a day the Lady Devils (79) placed third behind Mendota (90) and IVC (83).
Brittany Foster won two individual events, winning the 200 (29.15) and 400 (1:08.44), and teamed with Quinn, Tanja Acamovic, Lexi Scarpaci to win the 4x1 (55.12) Hall also won the 4x8 (1:29.96) with Vanessa Olivares, Amelia Moreno, Paige Orlandi and Ashley Keegan.
Taking seconds for Hall were Jenna Lusietto (high jump, 4-9), Quinn (110 hurdles, 18.1), Ashley Keegan (800, 2:49.13), Acamovic (300 hurdles, 58.06) and Orlandi (1600, 6:24.09).
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