Clippers host home meet, finish in first place


AMBOY – The Amboy/LaMoille track teams hosted sixth other schools in a meet on May 11 at the AHS track. It was a successful day for A/L as both the girls’ and boys’ teams finished in first place.

The Lady Clippers scored 98 points and squeaked past second-place Milledgeville, which had 96 points. The rest of the participants included Indian Creek (70), West Carroll (67), Ashton-Franklin Center (39), Earlville (30) and Hinckley-Big Rock (23).

Five first-place finishes propelled A/L to victory. Elly Jones picked up four of the top finishes for the Lady Clippers in the 100-meter hurdles (15.52), the 300-meter hurdles (48.68), the long jump (5.16m) and the triple jump (10.78m). Lauren Althaus was the other first-place finisher in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.15.

The Clippers rolled up 118 points to outdistance second-place Indian Creek (106). Milledgeville took third place with 58 points followed by West Carroll (53), AFC (37), Hinckley-Big Rock (35) and Earlville (21).

A/L recorded three first-place finishes. Taking top spots were Ben Henrickson in the 200-meter dash (23.92), Brock Loftus in the 1600-meter run (4:47.09) and Chandler Pohl in the shot put (11.66m).

May 11 @ Amboy

GIRLS

Amboy/LaMoille 98, Milledgeville 96, Indian Creek 70, West Carroll 67, Ashton-Franklin Center 39, Earlville 30, Hinckley-Big Rock 23

A/L 1st place: Lauren Althaus, 200m dash, 27.15; Elly Jones, 100m hurdles, 15.52; Jones, 300m hurdles, 48.68; Jones, long jump, 5.16m; Jones, triple jump, 10.78m

A/L 2nd place: Brooklyn Whelchel, 100m dash, 13.55; Whelchel, 400m dash, 1:08.51; Althaus, 800m run, 2:40.33

A/L 3rd place: Whelchel, 200m dash, 28.59; Lexi Ketchum, high jump, 1.32m

A/L 4th place: Ketchum, 200m dash, 29.44; Ketchum, 800m run, 2:50.89; Althaus, long jump, 4.66m

BOYS

Amboy/LaMoille 118, Indian Creek 106, Milledgeville 58, West Carroll 53, Ashton-Franklin Center 37, Hinckley-Big Rock 35, Earlville 21

A/L 1st place: Ben Henrickson, 200m dash, 23.92; Brock Loftus, 1600m run, 4:47.09; Chandler Pohl, shot put, 11.66m

A/L 2nd place: Kelton Schwamberger, 200m dash, 24.81; Darin Yocum, 400m dash, 54.47; Kyler McNinch, 800m run, 2:22.05; Loftus, 3200m run, 10:35.26; 400m relay, 48.13; 800m relay, 1:44.12; 1600m relay, 4:02.46

A/L 3rd place: Calvin Deering, 800m run, 2:33.42; McNinch, 1600m run, 5:11.10

A/L 4th place: Yocum, 100m dash, 12.21; Schwamberger, long jump, 5.22m; Ian Sundberg, discus, 32.05m

A/L 5th place: Kye Koch, 100m dash, 12.24

A/L 6th place: Wyatt Lundquist, long jump, 5.18m

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