The Bureau Valley Storm claimed 24 ribbons, including four firsts and six seconds, to capture the boys’ portion of Tuesday’s Brockman Invitational at Kewanee High School.
The Storm won the two distance relays and the middle distance open races, scoring 137 points to 120 by the runner-up Erie/Prophetstown who won the two sprint relays and took the 200 and 110 hurdles, at the Brockman Invite.
Kane Eastwood won the 800 (2:01.00) for Bureau Valley, and also ran legs in the 1,600 relay (3:33.70) and 3,200 relay (8:44.70). Daniel Trone won the 400 (52.90 seconds) and ran in the 1,600 relay; Colton Peterson was in both relays, while Tucker Schoff ran in the 1,600 and Ryan Taylor and Andrew Smith competed in the 3,200.
Jeremiah Blackert was second in the long jump (17 feet, 5 1/2 inches) and the triple jump (38-1 1/2), while Will Konneck was runner-up in the 100 (12.00). Those two teamed with Trey Dale and Michael Eastwood to take second in the 400 relay (46.50), and Justin Buckman added a second in the shot put (46-1 1/2) and took third in the discus (123-11). Michael Eastwood was third in the 200 (23.50), Kane Eastwood placed third in the 1,600 (5:01.90), Smith took third in the 3,200 (11:46.50) and Schoff was third in the 110 hurdles (16.60).
Baylee Hopps won the triple jump (39-5 3/4) and Michael Slingsby won both the shot put (47-2) and discus (127-8) for fifth place St. Bede (62).
Annawan-Wethersfield used eight individual wins and 3,200 relay victory to defeat E/P 162-141 for top honors in the girls meet. Bureau Valley was third with 109 points.
For BV, Lindsey Hoffert won the 200 (26.60) and took second in the long jump (14-10 1/4) while Sydney Lebahn won the discus (105-3) and placed second in the shot put (31-0). BV junior Regan Weidner won the 3,200 (13:08.50).
The Storm also gained seconds by Haley DeVoss in the 100 (13.50), Sabrina Webb in the 400 (1:03.90), and the 4x100(51.90) and 4x200 (1:49.10) relays. Hoffert, Tiana Kennedy and Marissa Mungia were part of both those relays, joined by DeVoss in the 4x100 and Katelin Johnson in the 4x200.
Together, BV (244) finished third in the combined coed scoring behind A/W (271) and E/P (269). The Storm’s 42 ribbons were second only to E/P (44).
At Spring Valley: Princeton topped the field in a boys quadrangular at Hall Tuesday, scoring 108 points to defeat IVC (75), Hall (68) and Ohio (4).
Princeton’s Drew Pranka (110 HH, 16.8; pole vault (10-0) and Lucus Sisler (300 IH, 49.6; high jump (5-8) each won two events. Kai Tomaszewski took part in two firsts, winning the 400 (51.8) and teaming with Zach Andersen, Cody Workman and Austin Wetsel for a winning time of 3:56.5 in 4x400 relay.
Luke Marselle also scored a first in the triple jump (36-2 3/4) while Caleb Strom took seconds in the 100 (12.0) and long jump (18-5 1/2).
For Hall’s Al Baldonado won the 1600 (5:09.49) and 3200 (11:08.11) and took third in the 800 (2:17.22). Hall also gained firsts from Aaron Rybarczyk in the 200 (24.34) and its 4x800 relay (10:52.13) of Luke Lee-Brown, Gage Ripka, John Delaney and Nick Stoner.