ALEDO — A pair of title-profitable streaks ended up on the line at Friday night’s Lincoln Path Convention co-ed keep track of and discipline meet.
On the boys’ aspect, meet host Mercer County was attempting to lengthen their run of meeting workforce titles to four in a row. For the ladies, Annawan-Wethersfield was trying to make it a few consecutive LTC championships.
For both teams, it was mission completed.
Led by a put together 6 gold medals from the sophomore duo of Kennady Anderson and Kaylee Celus, the Titans racked up 155 factors to outdistance runner-up United (74) and receive their meeting three-peat.
The Golden Eagles got a trio of gold medals from junior Lucas Arnold and an additional get in the 110 large hurdles by Brecken Heinrichs to assist pave the way to their fourth straight LTC boys’ championship. Mercer County tallied 143 factors to finest runner-up Princeville (106) and third-place Stark County (97).
Three-peat for Titan ladies: Successful last spring’s Lincoln Path title while contending with decreased-than-normal quantities gave this year’s Annawan-Wethersfield squad a lot of encouragement as it entered Friday’s meet up with with 12 wholesome rivals.
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“It was absolutely a objective,” said Anderson. “We did not have a large amount of individuals out this calendar year, like we did very last period. Very last year, we failed to assume to get (the LTC title). When we did it, that definitely encouraged us this time. We had a couple additional out this yr, so we knew we could pull it off.”
Separately, Anderson swept the length races. Opening with a winning time of 11:41.09 in the 3200, the A-W standout then captured the 800 meter gold in 2:28.12 ahead of taking dwelling the 1600 title in 5:29.85.
“My intention was to get, but I was not striving to get my most effective occasions,” she stated. “I want to help you save those for sectionals and state.”
Celus scored gold medals equally in the field situations and on the track. She cleared 4.85 meters to gain the extensive leap title, then received the 300 lower hurdles with a 50.54 2nd clocking.
Furthermore, she teamed with Ally Celus, Bella VanOpdorp and Madison Rusk on the Titans’ first-spot 4×100 relay, which place together a time of 52.27 seconds.
“All of us like to perform really hard, and gain as quite a few satisfies as we can,” Kaylee Celus stated. “We cheer every other on to do our very best.”
In addition to Cassidy Miller’s first-position throw of 11.92 meters in the shot place, Rusk provided A-W with added points with her runner-up finishes in the very long bounce and 100 meter dash.
“I really consider to drive myself with positive plans,” said Rusk. “I test to get first in something I do it assists the crew and it helps make me truly feel fantastic, knowing that I did my finest and all people did their very best.”
Eagles make it 4 straight at property: Amid the highlights for Mercer County Friday evening was Brecken Heinrichs keeping his undefeated period run in the 110 high hurdles likely robust.
In addition to successful the 110 highs in 16.15 seconds, Heinrichs supplied the Golden Eagles with important points with runner-up finishes in the 300 intermediate hurdles and the high jump — the latter celebration won by teammate Trenton Coulter with a leap of 1.83 meters.
“I am just hoping to beat my situations. That’s about it,” he said of his continuing unbeaten streak in the 110 hurdles. “I received a P.R. (Friday), so I am very delighted with that. I was not so pleased with the handful of hurdles that I hit.”
Heinrichs’ second-place finish in the 300 hurdles marked the 1st time he had competed in that function.
“I would never run it in my life, but I experienced to run it for group details,” he reported. “We want to build on this, get better as a crew and do great at sectionals.”
Meantime, Arnold adopted up his winning time of 2:07.84 in the 800 with a gold-medal run of 4:50.92 in the 1600. He also teamed with Ryan Rillie, Blair Wilkerson and Corbin Sturgill on the Eagles’ initial-spot 4×800 relay (9:15.91).
“I just go primarily based off of my initiatives,” mentioned Arnold. “If I have practically nothing else still left after a race, I’m joyful. I am just taking pictures to do my most effective and making an attempt to give it my all. I’m undoubtedly joyful and very pleased of all of my teammates.”
Also hanging gold for MerCo was Jared Cheline in the discus (41.85 meters) and Derek Coulter in the 3200 (10:53.28).
“I needed to arrive absent with both of those the 3200 and the 1600, but it was tricky coming back again from my two-mile pace,” said Coulter. “The wind on the back again extend was not fun, and the middle laps killed me.”
In the boys’ competitiveness, Annawan-Wethersfield experienced a person gold medalist in Landon Songer. Songer took the prolonged soar title by clearing an even 6 meters.
On the girls’ facet, United’s Reece Bertelsen was a triple winner. She took the very long bounce title with a leap of 10.40 meters, then sprinted to the 100 meter sprint gold medal with a time of 13.03 seconds.
She also teamed with Emrick Huston, Alycia Haun and Katie Flynn on the Crimson Storm’s 1st-area 4×200 relay (1:51.74). Haun also took an particular person title by successful the 200 meter sprint in 28.08 seconds.