Clippers earn top spot in Northwest Upstate Illinois Conference Freshman-Sophomore meet

DAKOTA – Four first-place finishes powered the Amboy-LaMoille boys’ track team to the team championship of the Northwest Upstate Illini Conference Freshman-Sophomore Meet on May 15 at Dakota.

The Clippers scored 102 points for the top spot over second-place Milledgeville, which had 94 points.

Amboy-LaMoille had three individual first-place finishes. Caleb Yanos broke the tape in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.72 and Joel Billhorn beat the competition to the finish line in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.23. Edy Fry also claimed first place in the high jump with a measurement of 5-10.

The other top finish for A-L was in the 4x400-meter relay. Fry, Brayden Klein, Atticus Horner and Billhorn ran a winning time of 3:48.54.

The Lady Clippers finished in seventh place with 52 points. Milledgeville won the girls’ meet with 89 points.

Samantha Nauman turned in a first-place performance in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 54.29. Grabbing second place were Bella Yanos in the 200-meter dash (28.02) and Jillian Anderson in the high jump (4-8).

May 15 – NUIC F-S Meet


Amboy-LaMoille 102, Milledgeville 94, Galena 85, Dakota 49, Fulton 46, Lena-Winslow 46, West Carroll 42, Forreston 30, Pecatonica 25, Stockton 14, Pearl City 8

A-L 1st place: Caleb Yanos, 100m dash, 11.72; Joel Billhorn, 400m dash, 53.23; 4x400m relay (Ed Fry, Brayden Klein, Atticus Horner, Billhorn), 3:48.54; Fry, high jump, 5-10

A-L 2nd place: Yanos, 200m dash, 24.15; Horner, 3200m run, 11:33.52; 4x100m relay (Yanos, Nick Noble, Klein, Billhorn), 47.25; 4x200m relay (Yanos, Noble, Fry, Klein), 1:40.30; Fry, triple jump, 36-5.5

A-L 3rd place: Horner, 1600m run, 5:20.59; Conner Deering, 3200m run, 12:05.40; Billhorn, long jump, 18-8.5

A-L 4th place: Klein, discus, 98-4

A-L 6th place: Jaden Haley, 800m run, 2:32.76

A-L 7th place: Deering, 1600m run, 5:39.23


Milledgeville 89, Lena-Winslow 80, Forreston 76, Galena 62, Dakota 56, Fulton 53, Amboy-LaMoille 52, West Carroll 31, Stockton 24, Pecatonica 6

A-L 1st place: Samantha Nauman, 300m hurdles, 54.29

A-L 2nd place: Bella Yanos, 200m dash, 28.02; Jillian Anderson, high jump, 4-8

A-L 3rd place: Anna Carlson, 3200m run, 16:02.84; Nauman, 100m hurdles, 19.92

A-L 4th place: Yanos, long jump, 14-3

A-L 5th place: Grace Althaus, 400m dash, 1:08.34; 4x100m relay (Alexis Cheever, Angela Bejarano, Taylor Wamhoff, Stephanie Nave), 59.91; Nave, triple jump, 28-1

A-L 6th place: Yanos, 100m dash, 13.78; Anderson, 400m dash, 1:08.38; 4x400m relay (Althaus, Anderson, Bejarano, Nave), 5:07.02; Althaus, long jump, 13-2

A-L 8th place: Carlson, 1600m run, 7:11.13; Jenna Pinter, shot put, 22-4; Mazey Sterling, discus, 59-6