Clippers compete in Northwest Upstate Illini Conference track meet in Forreston

FORRESTON – The Amboy-LaMoille boys’ track team had its final preparation for the sectional when it completed its regular season schedule in the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference track meet on May 11 at Forreston.

Kyler McNinch was the star of the show for the Clippers, earning two first-place medals. The senior had a winning time of 4:51.79 in the 1600-meter run and outran the competition in the 3200-meter run with a clocking of 10:31.56.

The next best finish for the Clippers belonged to Ian Sundberg, who took third place in the discus with a distance of 131-2.

Amboy-LaMoille placed sixth in the team standings with 64 points. Lena-Winslow (135) outdueled Galena (131) for the team championship.

May 11 - NUIC Boys’ Meet

Lena-Winslow 135, Galena 131, Dakota 87, Forreston 85, Milledgeville 70, Amboy-LaMoille 64, Pecatonica 48, Stockton 31, Fulton 27, West Carroll 10, Pearl City 3

A-L 1st place: Kyle McNinch, 1600m run, 4:51.79; McNinch, 3200m run, 10:31.56

A-L 3rd place: Ian Sundberg, discus, 131-2

A-L 4th place: 4x400m relay (Joel Billhorn, Zane Murphy, Caleb Yanos, McNinch), 3:38.55; Ed Fry, high jump, 5-8

A-L 6th place: Billhorn, 400m dash, 53.90; 4x100m relay (Yanos, Billhorn, Kelton Schwamberger, Murphy), 46.12; 4x200m relay (Yanos, Brayden Klein, Schwamberger, Murphy), 1:37.42; Sundberg, shot put, 43-7; Zach Dunne, discus, 107-4; Billhorn, long jump, 19-1; Fry, triple jump, 38-1

A-L 7th place: Murphy, 100m dash, 11.62; Schwamberger, 200m dash, 24.17; Kydreel Green, shot put, 42-8

A-L 8th place: 4x800m relay (Aiden Marquez, Michael Shoemaker, Jaden Haley, Conner Deering), 10:39.66