Girls track squad second at Hillsboro

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Vandalia placed second in a field of five teams in a girls track meet at Hillsboro on Tuesday.

The Lady Vandals had six first-place finishes in scoring 72 points in a meet featuring Vandalia, Hillsboro, Mt. Olive, Staunton and Highland.

Kayla Houston had two first-place finishes, taking the high jump at 5 feet and winning the 400-meter run with a time of 1:01.07.

Tori Hagy won the triple jump with a jump of 30 feet, 7 inches, and Ashley Durbin won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:35.

The 400-meter relay team – Hagy, Houston, Paige Dodson and Durbin – won with a time of 52.8, and the 1,600-meter relay team – Dodson, Kris Stunkel, Houston and Durbin – placed first with a time of 4:30.1.

Shelby Cearlock had two second-place finishes, in the 100-meter high hurdles with a time of 17.7 and in the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 52.7.

Also placing second, with a time of 1:59.8, was the 800-meter relay team of Dodson, Stunkel, Jessie Bright and Cearlock.

Chelsey Stewart placed third in the discus with a toss of 76 feet 1, inch.

Dodson placed fourth in the long jump at 12 feet, 5 inches; Hannah Edwards was fourth in the triple jump, at 26 feet, 4 inches; Cearlock had a time of 29.4 seconds in the 200-meter run to place fourth; and Kelly Booker was fourth in the 100-meter run with a time of 14.5 seconds.

Jessie Bright tied for fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.8 seconds.

In a rain-soaked meet at Taylorville last Thursday, Durbin set a new school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:28.3.

That record-setting performance was one of eight first-place finishes for the Lady Vandals.

Cearlock took first in both of the hurdles events, with a time of 17.3 seconds in the 100-meter high hurdles and 56.8 seconds in the low hurdles.

Hagy was first in the 200 meters, with a time of 27.7 seconds, and Houston had two firsts, in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.3 and in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 8 inches.

The Lady Vandals also took first in the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays.

The 400-meter team of Hagy, Houston, Dodson and Durbin finished with a time of 52.8 seconds, and the 1,600-meter team of Dodson, Stunkel, Houston and Durbin had a time of 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

The Lady Vandals also had six second-place finishes:

• Cearlock, 200-meter run, 28 seconds.

• Bright, 300-meter hurdles, 57.4 seconds.

• Stewart, discus, 65 feet, 1 inch.

• Hagy, triple jump, 29 feet, 9 inches.

• Edwards, shot put, 26 feet, 10 inches.

• 800-meter relay (Dodson, Stunkel, Hagy, Cearlock), 1:56.8.

Kelly Booker took third in the 100-meter run with a time of 14.8 seconds, and Stunkel, with a jump of 25 feet, was third in the triple jump.

Fourth-place finishers were Dodson in the long jump (13 feet), Edwards in the discus (60 feet) and Bright in the 100-meter hurdles (19.85 seconds).