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South boys place 10th at state

Junior high track and field roundup

State qualifiers for Bureau Valley South include (front row) Kate Salisbury, Ava Shank, Camryn York, Aspen Balensiefen, Ashley Nordstrom, Jessica Fisher, Sterling Horner, Bo Blair, Lauryn Hartz, Mallory Endress, Lexi Marquez, Courtlynn Carrell and Emily Norsworthy; (back row) Cooper Balensiefen, Brik Rediger, Bryson Smith, Layton Britt, Justin Kopp, Carter Salisbury, Jaden Michlig, Parker Stier, Trevor Cambron, Nick Osborn and Robert Novak.
State qualifiers for Bureau Valley South include (front row) Kate Salisbury, Ava Shank, Camryn York, Aspen Balensiefen, Ashley Nordstrom, Jessica Fisher, Sterling Horner, Bo Blair, Lauryn Hartz, Mallory Endress, Lexi Marquez, Courtlynn Carrell and Emily Norsworthy; (back row) Cooper Balensiefen, Brik Rediger, Bryson Smith, Layton Britt, Justin Kopp, Carter Salisbury, Jaden Michlig, Parker Stier, Trevor Cambron, Nick Osborn and Robert Novak.

Bureau Valley South had three individual medalists and tied for 10th place as a team in the eighth-grade boys IESA 1A State Track and Field finals Saturday in East Peoria.

Jayden Michlig was second in discus (131-4) and third in shot put (44-5). Carter Salisbury was seventh in the high jump (5-4).

South also landed a medal for the eighth-grade girls with Ashley Nordstrom placing seventh in shot put (31-7).

Also medaling at state was Bureau Valley North seventh-grader James Garrett Williams, who placed sixth in shot put (35-9 3/4).

Here’s a rundown of 1A state results for area athletes:

BV North: Seventh grade - James Garrett Williams (shot, 6th, 35-9 3/4), boys 4x200 (13th, 1:55.23), Payton Dye (200, 28th, 29.24), Connie Gibson (LJ, 32nd, 13-6), McKenzie Hunt (800, 43rd. 2:50.49), girls 4x200 (23rd, 2:05.41). Eighth grade - Davey Dietz (800, 27th, 2:18.67), Darla Kepner (discus, 21st, 77-8), girls 4x200 (24th, 2:01.89).

BV South: Seventh grade - Trevor Cambron (400, 18th, 1:01.2), boys 4x400 (23, 4:31.49), boys 4x200 (24th, 1:58.23), Mallory Endress (200, 28th, 31.34), Jessica Fisher (discus, 20th, 67-5), Emily Norsworthy (LJ, 12th, 14-7), girls 4x200 (24th, 2:05.58), girls 4x400 (28th, 5:06.13). Eighth grade - Jayden Michlig (discus, 2nd, 131-4; shot, 3rd, 44-5), Carter Salisbury (HJ, 7th, 5-4), boys 4x200 (15th, 1:47.52), Ashley Nordstrom (shot 7th, 31-7 1/2, discus, 31st, 71-11), Sterling Horner (400, 30th, 1:08.46), girls 4x200 (22nd, 2:00.81), girls 4x400 (32nd, 4:46.32),

DePue: Seventh grade - Francisco Moreno (LJ, 25th, 14-8 1/2; 1600, 30th, 5:40.61).

Malden: Seventh grade - Ethan Wallace (800, 13th, 2:24:05). Eighth grade - Jake May (800, 52nd, 2:56.44),

Neponset: Seventh grade - Larissa Meyer (HJ, 20th, 4-4).

2A Sectional

At LaSalle: Princeton Logan finished as eighth grade boys runner-up in Saturday’s LaSalle 2A sectional and third for the eighth-grade girls. Logan also qualified 11 athletes in eight different events for state this weekend in East Peoria.

Logan won the eighth-grade girls 4x200 relay with a cast of Taylor Wetsel,
Hannah Muehlschegel, McKenzie Hecht, Viviana Robledo and Rilee Sterling.

Muehlschlegel also won the 100 and placed third in the 200 while Wetsel won hurdles. Also for the eighth-grade girls, Madison Richards was second in shot put, Jenna Loftus was third in the 800, third in high jump and fifth in the 1600 and hurdles, Hecht was fifth in the 100, sixth in long jump and eighth in the 200 and the 4x400 placed seventh.

Logan also had a relay champion for the eighth-grade boys with Drew Harp,
Ashton Davis, Ethan Thompson, Logan Glancy and Kaiden Wahlgren

Glancy added a first-place finish in the 200 and third place finish in the 100 while Harp claimed seconds in the 200 and shot put.

Other place-finishers from the eighth grade were Keegan Fogarty with fifths in the 100 and 400, Matt Lucas, third in hurdles, Justin Wicaryus, seventh in discus, and the fourth place 4x200 relay of Max Taylor, Cale Wallace, Fogarty, Matt Lucas and Gabe Jackson.

Mariah Hobson was the lone seventh-grade qualifier, crowned as sectional champ in the 100. She also placed fifth in long jump. Teammates Kat Jackson was fifth in the 100 and
Emma Kruse-Carter was sixth in shot put.

For the seventh-grade boys, Brady Byers was second in the 400, C.J. Hickey was third in high jump and long jump and fourth in the 100, and Christopher Ossola was sixth in the 1600.

Notes: No results were available for Spring Valley JFK. The 2A state finals are this weekend in East Peoria.

The BCR will be running its annual Bureau County Junior High Trackand Field Honor Roll. Area coach should submit their team’s top performances to sports@bcrnews.com.

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