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2014 BCR Track and Field Boys Honor Roll Team

Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 4:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014 4:33 p.m. CDT

Bureau County was represented at the IHSA State Track and Field Finals in Class 1 and 2A, capped by Bureau Valley landing two medals in relays. Here are the athletes who reached the top of the BCR Honor Roll in 2014.

Collin Aimone (Hall • Sr.)

Utilizing the speed he distributed on the football field, Aimone excelled in the track and field. He led the Honor Roll in the 400 (51.62), anchored the Red Devils’ Honor Roll leading 4x100 and was ranked second in the 100 (11.40).

Al Baldonado (Hall • Jr.)

The BCR Cross Country Runner of the Year had an equally successful track season, qualifying for state in the 3200 (10:00.47) and leading the Honor Roll in the 1600 (4:46.84).

John Barnes

(St. Bede • So)

The future is bright for the Bruin cub, who set a sophomore school record in the discus with a throw of 143 feet and 0 inches and qualified for state. He was also ranked third in the shot (48-1).

Justin Buckman

(Bureau Valley • Jr.)

The Storm strongman led all throwers in the shot put with a toss of 49-5. He was ranked third in the discus (131-2).

Trey Dale

(Bureau Valley • So.)

Gave the Storm a strong No. 2 leg in the Honor Roll leading 4x400 relay (1:35.42).

Kane Eastwood

(Bureau Valley • Sr.)

Eastwood made his day for the Storm, anchoring the Storm’s medal effort, school-record and Honor Roll leading effort in the 4x400 (3:26.78) and 4x800 8:09.8) relays. He also qualified in the 800 (1:59.92).

Patrick Einhaus

(Hall • So.)

The sophomore speedster took part in the Red Devils’ 4x100 relay, which had a top time of 45.12.

Chris Hammonds

(Hall • So.)

Another sophomore with speed, Hammonds ran the opening leg for the Red Devils’ Honor Roll leading effort in the 4x100 relay (45.12). He was also ranked as one of the area leaders in the long jump and sprints.

Baylee Hopps

(St. Bede • So.)

The hop, in particular, and the skip and jump suited Hopps just fine, leading all area jumpers in the triple jump with a mark of 42-1 1/2.

Will Konneck

(Bureau Valley • So.)

Anchored the Storm’s 4x400 relay which led the area with a time of 1:35.42.

Drew Pranka

(Princeton • Jr.)

By air and on land, the PHS junior excelled. Pranka qualified for 2A State in the 300 intermediate hurdles (40.31) and led the Honor Roll in the 110 high hurdles (15.2) and pole vault (12-0).

Aaron Rybarczyk

(Hall • Jr.)

Helped the Red Devils run down the area’s top time in the 4x100 relay.

Colton Peterson (Bureau Valley • Sr.)

Like teammates Kane Eastwood and Daniel Trone, Peterson took part in both of the Storm’s state medaling relays in the 4x400 and 4x800 with school records in both events.

Tucker Schoff

(Bureau Valley • Sr.)

The Storm senior picked up a state medal and school record in the 4x400 (3:26.78) and took part in the Storm’s Honor Roll leading 4x200.

Michael Slingsby

(St. Bede • Sr.)

While he did not lead the Honor Roll in either event, the St. Bede senior qualified for state in both weight events. He was ranked second in both the shot (48-9) and discus (137-0).

Lucus Sisler

(Princeton • So.)

Just a sophomore, Sisler soared about the county competition with a high jump of 5-10.

Caleb Strom

(Princeton • Sr.)

The senior captain led by example on the track and in the field. He was the Honor Roll leader in three events, qualifying for 2A State in the 200 with a top time of 22.62. He also paced the Honor Roll in the 100 (11.1) and long jump (21-0).

Ryan Taylor

(Bureau Valley • Sr.)

The Storm senior had a perfect sendoff from BV on the Storm’s state-medaling 4x800 relay.

Daniel Trone

(Bureau Valley • Sr.)

Got things started for both of the Storm’s State medaling relays in the 4x400 and 4x800, setting school records in both events.

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