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Class A Track Titles To Assumption Central A&M, Bloomington Holy Trinity, Easton Illini Central and Kewanee Wethersfield

EAST PEORIA - Champions in four divisions in the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Girls and Boys Class A State Final Track and Field Meet were crowned Saturday at Corwin Clatt Stadium in the EastSide Center.

Assumption Central A & M won the seventh grade girls team title with 36 points. Bloomington Holy Trinity nipped Newton St. Thomas by a half point ( 56.5-56) to take the eighth grade girls team title. Holy Trinity's girls won the 7A title last year. Seventh grade boys champion was Easton Illini Central with 42 points. Kewanee Wethersfield won the eighth grade boys title with 46 points.

Assumption Central A & M also got a win in the 800-meter run from Lauren Adcock. Emily Clay from Bloomington Cornerstone set the seventh grade girls pole vault record with a mark of 7-11 in a battle with Morgan Ryan of Metamora. Both girls bettered the old record of 7-6 and both cleared 7-9 before Clay went 7-11.

Assumption A & M won the 4 x 400-meter relay for seventh grade girls to earn 10 points and preserve its 3.5 point margin over runner-up Chrisman Scottland with 33.5 points. Bismarck-Henning was third with 33 points. Fourth went to East St. Louis Jackson at 26.

Easton Illini Central took the seventh grade boys team title by 9 points over runner-up Lexington 42-33. Third place went to Peoria St. Philomena at 27. Fisher was third with 26 points.

Heyworth's Jase Wilson set the seventh grade boys records in the 100 and 200-meter dashes, taking the 200 in a time of :24.18 and the 100 in :11.82. The other seventh grade boys record set Saturday was by Kam Mason of Fisher in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of :16.56. Team champion Easton Illini Central won the 4 x 100-meter relay with a time of :51.12.

In eight grade girls after Bloomington Holy Trinity and Newton St. Thomas, there was a tie for third between Carrollton and Tuscola East Prairie at 40.

Mandi Pranger of Carrollton was a double winner in the eighth grade girls competition. She took the 200-meter dash in a time of :26.65 and added another 10 points to her school's team total with a win in the long jump on a leap of 16-6. Newton St. Thomas scored 18 of its 56 points with a 1-2 finish in the pole vault. Megan Ochs won and teammate Chelsea May was second, each clearing 7-8. Ochs took first on fewer misses. Newton St. Thomas nipped Bloomington Holy Trinity in the 4 x 400 relay in a time of 4:25.27. Holy Trinity took second in 4:27.67.

Eighth grade girls records were set by Kayla Heal of Sparland Midland in the 100-meter dash at :12.84 and by Jennifer Monk of Bloomington Holy Trinity in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of :15.57. Monk led a 1-2 finish by Holy Trinity as teammate Alexis Atkins was runner-up at :16.03.

In eighth grade boys, Kewanee Wethersfield rolled to a 20-point margin over Bloomington Holy Trinity with 26. Third went to Waverly with 24 points and Mackinaw Dee-Mack finished fourth at 22.

Kewanee Wethersfield set the eighth grade boys record in the 4 x 200-meter relay with a time of 1:40.15. Wethersfield's Nathan Kohler won two events. He took the 200-meter dash in a time of :24.12 and won the 100-meter dash in :11.78. On Friday, Scott Mammoser of Newton St. Thomas set the eighth grade boys record in the pole vault clearing 11-10.

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