Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

March 18, 2013

Wooden Shoes dominate Mahomet-Seymour meet

Effingham Daily News

---- — Teutopolis’ girls track team had no trouble against the competition on Saturday, placing first out of nine teams at Mahomet-Seymour field house. The Lady Shoes racked up 93 total points on the day, good enough for a 20-point win over their closest competitor, the Eagles of Newton.

Emma Repking gave the Wooden Shoes a victory in the two-mile run, crossing the finish line at 15:10.03. The startling time was over 11 seconds faster than her closest competitor. The Lady Shoes also got solid performances from their relay teams. Teutopolis’ 4x200 squad took first with a time of 1:57.00, the 4x400 placed second at 4:39.37 and the 4x800 notched another victory for the Lady Shoes with a 11:23.89 performance.

In the high jump, Anne Hartke’s jump of 5 feet 5 inches gave her a first-place showing. Hannah Bueker placed second in the pole vault with her jump of 8 feet six inches, and Megan Weichman had a second-place finish of her own in the 400-meter dash.

Though Newton came in second, the Eagles had a solid showing in their own right. Taylor Johnson got things rolling with her 200-meter dash victory in a time of 27.97, and McKendra Barthelme added another first-place performance with her time of 9.94 in the 60-meter hurdles.

In relays, the 4x400 team captured a close win over Teutopolis with a time of 4:34.55. Tara Wirth and Reise Wyatt owned the shot put, placing first and second with distances of 34 feet 3.5 inches and 32 feet 11 inches, respectively. Newton finished with 73 team points on the day, eight ahead of third-place finisher Salt Fork.

St. Anthony placed sixth out of nine teams, coming in with 45 total points. Elizabeth Falconburg won the mile run with her blistering time of 6:28.75, and teammate Carson Fonner placed third at 6:36.79. The Lady Bulldogs also placed two in the pole vault, where Sara Wortman’s jump on 9 feet was good enough for first, and Aly Esker’s 8-foot jump landed her in third.

Neoga came in eighth at the meet. Taylor Rich won the triple jump with her 33-foot 2 inch performance, and Erin Walk came in second in the high jump with a 5-foot effort.