VCHS track teams edged at Hillsboro

The Vandalia Community High School boys and girls track teams competed in a tightly contested quadrangular meet at Hillsboro on Tuesday – with both teams finishing second, one point behind the winning team.

The VCHS girls amassed 59 points – one point behind Greenville (60) and one point ahead of Breese Mater Dei (58). Host Hillsboro placed fourth with 27 points.

On the boys side, the Vandals scored 63 points – one behind Hillsboro (64) and four ahead of third-place Greenville (59). Mater Dei was fourth with 39.

The Vandal 4×200-meter relay team of Cody McGee, Drew Whightsil, Michael Galletto and Angel Osorio set a new school record of 1:40.9.

Because of wet conditions, the discus, long jump and triple jump were not contested in both meets. Temperatures were about 45 degrees during the meet.

Girls results

First place:

Shelby Cearlock in the 100-meter high hurdles (:18.6) and the 300-meter low hurdles (:58.0).

Ashley Durbin in the 800 meters (2:37.4).

The 800-meter relay of Kelly Booker, Kris Stunkel, Paige Dodson and Cearlock (1:58.0).

The 1,600-meter relay of Dodson, Stunkel, Cearlock and Durbin (4:33.2).

Second place:

Kayla Houston in the 400 meters (1:02), high jump (5’2") and 200 meters (:27.9).

Courtney Gordon in the 300-meter low hurdles (1:00).

Third place:

Dodson in the 100 meters (:13.9).

Chelsey Stewart in the 1,600 meters (7:15.4).

The 400-meter relay of Gordan, Hannah Edwards, Booker and Renee Riker (:57.6).

Fourth place:

Booker in the 200 meters (:29.5).

Edwards in the shot put (25’7 1/2").

Boys results

First place:

Drew Stewart in the shot put (39’2-1/2").

Quenten Austin in the 110-meter high hurdles (17.1).

Second place:

Will Cowger in the shot put (37’2").

Osorio in the high jump (6’2").

The 4×100-meter relay of McGee, Whightsil, Galletto and Osorio (48.5).

Drew Bell in the 3,200 meters (10:12.8).

The 4×200-meter relay of McGee, Whightsil, Galletto and Osorio (1:40.9 – new school record).

Austin in the 300-meter low hurdles (:48.0).

Osorio in the 200 meters (:23.9).

Drew Bell in the 1,600 meters (4:44.7).

Third place:

The 4×800-meter relay of Daniel Bell, Stewart, Quinn Phillips and Andy Koonce (9:30.7).

Blake Mills in the 110-meter high hurdles (:18.0).

Whightsil in the 200-meters (:24.7).

The 4×400-meter relay of Phillips, Cowger, Stewart and Drew Bell (4:05.4).

Fourth place:

Daniel Bell in the high jump (5’4").

Nick Filer in the 110-meter high hurdles (:18.3).

Koonce in the 400-meters (:57.6).

Whightsil in the 200-meters (:24.7).

Fifth place:

Phillips in the 400-meters (1:00.1).

Filer and Mills (tie) in the 300-meter low hurdles (:48.6).

The Vandal boys team will be in action this Saturday at the Pana Open.

Breese Central Meet

The girls squad competed in a meet at Breese Central on Monday that was shortened due to lightning. Due to wet conditions, the high jump was the only field event held.

First place:

Ashley Durbin in the 800 meters (2:37.9).

Second place:

Kayla Houston in the 400 meters (1:03.4) and high jump (4’10”).

Shelby Cearlock in the 300-meter low hurdles (:52.4).

The 800-meter relay team of Kelly Booker, Kris Stunkel, Paige Dodson and Cearlock (1:59.3).

The 3,200-meter relay team of Stunkel, Dodson, Ashley Durbin and Houston (11:32).

Fourth place:

Renee Riker in the 800 meters (3:04.8).

Fifth place:

The 400-meter relay team of Courtney Gordon, Christina Pennington, Booker and Hannah Edwards (:58.7).

Sixth place:

Cearlock in the 100-meter high hurdles (:20.5).

Edwards in the 400 meters (1:16.4).

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