ALEDO — A pair of title-profitable streaks had been on the line at Friday night’s Lincoln Path Convention co-ed observe and industry satisfy.
On the boys’ facet, meet up with host Mercer County was attempting to lengthen their run of conference team titles to 4 in a row. For the girls, Annawan-Wethersfield was attempting to make it three consecutive LTC championships.
For both equally groups, it was mission achieved.
Led by a put together six gold medals from the sophomore duo of Kennady Anderson and Kaylee Celus, the Titans racked up 155 details to outdistance runner-up United (74) and generate their meeting 3-peat.
The Golden Eagles got a trio of gold medals from junior Lucas Arnold and a different win in the 110 higher hurdles by Brecken Heinrichs to aid pave the way to their fourth straight LTC boys’ championship. Mercer County tallied 143 points to finest runner-up Princeville (106) and third-area Stark County (97).
Three-peat for Titan women: Successful final spring’s Lincoln Path title whilst contending with decreased-than-typical figures gave this year’s Annawan-Wethersfield squad a great deal of encouragement as it entered Friday’s meet up with with 12 healthful competition.
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“It was surely a objective,” said Anderson. “We didn’t have a large amount of people today out this year, like we did last season. Final yr, we did not be expecting to get (the LTC title). When we did it, that absolutely inspired us this period. We experienced a couple of additional out this 12 months, so we knew we could pull it off.”
Separately, Anderson swept the length races. Opening with a successful time of 11:41.09 in the 3200, the A-W standout then captured the 800 meter gold in 2:28.12 prior to having house the 1600 title in 5:29.85.
“My aim was to win, but I was not trying to get my greatest moments,” she stated. “I want to preserve those for sectionals and condition.”
Celus scored gold medals equally in the industry activities and on the monitor. She cleared 4.85 meters to earn the extended leap title, then gained the 300 very low hurdles with a 50.54 second clocking.
Additionally, she teamed with Ally Celus, Bella VanOpdorp and Madison Rusk on the Titans’ initially-put 4×100 relay, which put together a time of 52.27 seconds.
“All of us like to perform really hard, and gain as numerous meets as we can,” Kaylee Celus explained. “We cheer each individual other on to do our greatest.”
In addition to Cassidy Miller’s to start with-spot toss of 11.92 meters in the shot put, Rusk provided A-W with more details with her runner-up finishes in the extended jump and 100 meter dash.
“I seriously try out to press myself with favourable aims,” explained Rusk. “I test to get very first in nearly anything I do it can help the crew and it makes me sense excellent, understanding that I did my greatest and all people did their finest.”
Eagles make it four straight at residence: Among the the highlights for Mercer County Friday evening was Brecken Heinrichs keeping his undefeated time run in the 110 large hurdles going strong.
In addition to successful the 110 highs in 16.15 seconds, Heinrichs equipped the Golden Eagles with very important details with runner-up finishes in the 300 intermediate hurdles and the superior jump — the latter event received by teammate Trenton Coulter with a leap of 1.83 meters.
“I’m just making an attempt to conquer my times. Which is about it,” he explained of his continuing unbeaten streak in the 110 hurdles. “I bought a P.R. (Friday), so I’m pretty happy with that. I wasn’t so pleased with the few hurdles that I hit.”
Heinrichs’ 2nd-position finish in the 300 hurdles marked the initial time he had competed in that function.
“I’d never run it in my everyday living, but I experienced to run it for team details,” he mentioned. “We want to establish on this, get greater as a workforce and do excellent at sectionals.”
Meantime, Arnold adopted up his successful time of 2:07.84 in the 800 with a gold-medal operate of 4:50.92 in the 1600. He also teamed with Ryan Rillie, Blair Wilkerson and Corbin Sturgill on the Eagles’ very first-area 4×800 relay (9:15.91).
“I just go centered off of my endeavours,” mentioned Arnold. “If I have very little else left following a race, I am happy. I’m just taking pictures to do my very best and making an attempt to give it my all. I’m absolutely satisfied 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 preferred to appear absent with each the 3200 and the 1600, but it was challenging coming back again from my two-mile velocity,” explained Coulter. “The wind on the back stretch was not enjoyable, and the center laps killed me.”
In the boys’ competition, Annawan-Wethersfield had a single gold medalist in Landon Songer. Songer took the lengthy bounce title by clearing an even 6 meters.
On the girls’ facet, United’s Reece Bertelsen was a triple winner. She took the prolonged leap 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 Purple Storm’s very first-put 4×200 relay (1:51.74). Haun also took an individual title by successful the 200 meter dash in 28.08 seconds.