Vandals set 3 F/S SCC records

The Lady Vandals set two school records and two freshman/sophomore conference records last Saturday at Gillespie, leading Vandalia to a fourth-place finish at the freshman/sophomore South Central Conference Championships.

Sophomore Jalea Paslay placed first in the 800-meter run, setting a school and a meet record with a time of 2:24.12. The previous school record was held by Ashley Durbin, who in 2009 finished the race in 2:28.45.

The other meet record was set by the 4X100-meter relay team of freshmen Anna Miller, Madison Klanke and Emma Meyer, and Paslay. The four combined to place first in 52.93 seconds.

Miller placed second in the 300-meter hurdles, beating her own school record with a time of 49.51. She had set the record last Tuesday at the SCC Championships, finishing in 50.29.

Also placing first was Meyer, who won the long jump (15 feet, 6 inches).

Miller earned a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (18 seconds), and Meyer was second in the pole vault (9 feet, 6 inches).

Klanke placed third in the 400-meter dash (1:06.67), and sixth in the 100-meter dash (14.45).

The boys team picked up three first-place finishes on the way to a sixth-place finish, including one new meet record.

Sophomore Ethan Meyer was victorious in the 200-meter dash (24.34) and the triple jump (39 feet, 8 inches), and freshman Curtis Gordon won the pole vault (14 feet), setting the F/S conference record.

Third-place finishers were Gordon (110-meter hurdles, 17.83) and sophomore Bobby Bradley (shot put, 37 feet, 5 inches).

Bradley also placed fifth in the 400-meter dash (58.45).

Vandalia sophomore Jalea Paslay set a South Central Conference F/S record in the 800-meter run on Saturday. She is seen above during the varsity SCC Championships last week.

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