All kinds of tension and excitement marked the Marcellus and Jordan-Elbridge track and field team’s head-to-head match last Wednesday, part of a three-way meet at Hannibal.
On the girls side, the Eagles and Mustangs tied, 70-70, though J-E got credit for the win, as both of them would beat the host Warriors – 93-43 for J-E, 91-49 for Marcellus.
Rachel Scott led J-E, as she took the 100-meter hurdles in 17.8 seconds and also taking the 400-meter hurdles in 1:15.3, while Abby Gugel was victorious in the 3,000-meter run in 11:42.6.
In field events, Megan Greenwood won the shot put with 29 feet 9 ½ inches, Emma Cooney took the triple jump (29’ 3 ½”) and Olivia Sanford cleared 6 feet to claim the pole vault.
Marcellus, meanwhile, had Rachel Garn take first at both 800 meters (2:25.0) and 1,500 meters (5:03.9), while Abbie Fallon was first in the long jump with 14’5”.
The Mustangs also won all three relays, taking the 4x100 (56.7 seconds), 4x400 (4:28.4) and 4x800 (11:31.4) relays as Garn, Fallon, Tori Stopen, Maggie Dunn, Shannon Twombly, Emma Blystone, Brianna Szczech and Emily Townsend took part.
Westhill/Bishop Ludden split its boys meet with CBA and Homer, beating the Trojans 87-54, but falling to the Brothers by a 78-65 margin.
Jack Honis tore to a time of 15.4 seconds in the 110 high hurdles and 1:01.6 in the 400 hurdles. Corey Wilkinson put up a discus throw of 141’2”, adding a top shot put throw of 45’9 ¾”, while Antoine Montgomery won the long jump (18’5”) and triple jump (39’5”). Mike Herholtz cleared 10’6” in the pole vault.
In the girls meet, Westhill/Ludden also had a split, this time beating CBA 84-49, but falling to Homer 86-55, largely because the Trojans’ Jekeytha Adkins won four times – in the 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles, plus long jump and triple jump.