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Hamalle turns hat trick at IV Meet

Illinois Valley Conference Track Meet

OTTAWA — Kaelyn Hamalle had a hat trick in Monday’s Illinois Valley Conference Meet in Ottawa.

The Hall senior won the long jump (16-6 1/2), triple jump (34-8) and 200 (27.06). She also placed second in the 400 (1:01.46).

“Kaelyn had a very good night,” Hall coach Nick Hanck said. “She hit state qualifying marks in three of four events, and she ran a time of less than a tenth of second slower than qualifying time in the 200. Her jumps have been there all year. Now we are getting her running times down where we want them.”

Jenna Parente finished second in the 1600 (6:08) and fourth in the 800 (2:39.72) for the Lady Devils, who placed fourth overall.

St. Bede won both the 4x100 (51.84) and 4x200 (1:52.75) relays on the legs of Hallie McGuirre, Antonia Cattani, Anna Postula and Kaelyn Condon.

Condon also placed second in long jump (16-1).

The Lady Bruins finished sixth.

In the boys meet, Hall’s Marshall Walk and Steven Brust proved to be a lethal 1-2 punch in sprints in Monday’s Illinois Valley Conference Meet in Ottawa. The sophomore Walk won both the 100 (11.25) and 200 (23.0) with the junior Brust right behind in second in both events.

They also teamed up with Brandon DeJong and Ethan Cattani to make off with the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:23.82.

The Red Devils finished fourth (64) as a team.

St. Bede’s Bret Dannis and Zach Roebuck placed 1-2 in both hurdles events with Dannis running away from the field with times of 14.48 and 38.89.

St. Bede, which placed fifth (62) as a team, claimed second place in the 4x100 relay (45.79) with Jacob Croissant, Austin Torri, Daryl Senica and Alec Kunkel.

LaSalle-Peru edged Ottawa girls 121-113 to take the girls team title, but fell by eight points to the Streator boys 139-131.

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