Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


May 11, 2013

Newton's youth leads to Sectional championship


Plenty of other local runners will be headed to state. Cumberland’s Leah Hutchison won the 1600-meter run, and Teutopolis’ Elena Breeer took second to both qualify.

Teutopolis and Cumberland both qualified in the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays. Hutchison also finished second in the 3200-meter run to move to state.

Teutopolis’ Megan Weichman took home the 400-meter dash in 1:01.41, and will be joined by Cumberland’s Tegan Beard (1:01.78) at state.

Neoga’s 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays team took second to move to state with Newton.

St. Elmo earned its lone qualification of the day when Molly Hill won the discus with a distance of 101-06.

CHBC garnered its only state qualifier in Ava Paruleski, as she took home the triple jump with a distance of 34 feet even.

The Wooden Shoes’ Anna Hartke won the high jump with a height of 05-02, and Erin Walk qualified from Neoga with the same height.

Four qualifiers moved on in the long jump, including Barthelme, Croy, Neoga’s Olivia Ott and Newton’s Lexie Davidson.

Three made it in the pole vault, with Teutopolis’ Rachel Westendorf winning the event, and St. Anthony’s Sara Wortman and Teutopolis’ Hannah Bueker both qualified. Teutopolis’ Alyssa Platz won the shot put to advance to state.

The state meet starts Thursday at Eastern Illinois University.


1. Newton (NW) 135, 2. Teutopolis 125, 3. Neoga (NE) 72, 4. Cumberland 48, 5. St. Anthony 33.5, 6. Bridgeport 31, 7. Lawrenceville 24, 8. Robinson 22, 9. Patoka 15, 10. CHBC 14, 10. St. Elmo 14 12. Altamont 13.5, 13. Casey-Westfield 10


100-meter dash - 1. Johnson (NW) 12.98, 2. Litzelman (NW) 13.01, 5. Kastl (NE) 13.65, 6. Westendorf (T) 13.68

100-meter hurdles - 1. Barthelme (NW) 15.74, 2. Dammerman (SA) 16.37, 3. Drees (T) 16.74, 4. Pruemer (NE) 16.91, 5. Deters (NE) 17.31

1600-meter run - 1. Hutchison (C) 5:48.07, 2. Breer (T) 5:50.04, 6. Niebrugge (T) 6:09.93

4x400 - 1. Teutopolis 4:17.99, 2. Cumberland 4:19.79, 3. Newton 4:27.66, 4. Neoga 4:29.50, 5. St. Anthony 4:29.50

200-meter dash - 1. Croy (NE) 26.40, 2. Litzelman (NW) 26.90, 3. Goldstein (A) 27.30, 4. Johnson (NW) 27.40, 6. Higgs (T) 28.63

300-meter hurdles - 1. Higgs (T) 47.46, 3. Barthelme (NW) 48.23, 4. Deters (NE) 50.27, 5. Ragland (SA) 51.37

3200-meter run - 1. Holmes (L) 12:33.50, 2. Hutchison (C) 12:42.14, 5. Gibson (NE) 13:35.00, 6. Repking (T) 13;45.31

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