Girls track competes at 2019 NUIC meet

Amboy-LaMoille’s Margaret Vaessen, left, and Olivia Stirrup of Milledgeville-Eastland were co-MVPs of the NUIC Girls’ Track Meet held on May 2 at Forreston. Vaessen anchored the first-place 4x800 relay team and won the 800- and 1600-meter runs. Stirrup anchored Milledgeville-Eastland’s winning 4x200 relay and won the 100- and 200-meter dashes. (Photo contributed)

FORRESTON – The Amboy-LaMoille girls’ track team made a tune-up before the sectional by participating in the NUIC Meet on May 2 at Forreston. There were 10 teams in the event and the Lady Clippers finished third with 99 points. Galena-River Ridge-East Dubuque grabbed the top spot with 153 points and Milledgeville-Eastland took second with 124 points.

A-L finished first in six events, second in three events and third in two events, which earned all participants all-conference honors. Fourth- through sixth-place finishes were honorable mention all-conference.

The Lady Clippers broke the tape in three relays. The 4x100 had a time of 52.13, with Sidney Corcoran, Ashley Althaus, Brooklyn Whelchel and Emma Lundquist doing the running. The same foursome comprised the 4x400 relay team that ran a winning time of 4:22.70. Kaitlyn Ortgiesen, Kelynn Boyle, Lauren Althaus and Margaret Vaessen formed the victorious 4x800 relay that was clocked in 10:37.82.

Amboy-LaMoille also had three individual firsts. Vaessen claimed the 800-meter run in 2:32.62 and the 1600-meter run in 6:00.19, while Lundquist took the 300-meter hurdles in 50.57.

May 2 – NUIC Meet

Galena-River Ridge-East Dubuque 153, Milledgeville-Eastland 124, Amboy-LaMoille 99, Dakota 57, Lena-Winslow-Pearl City 32, West Carroll 28, Pecatonica-Durand 22, Forreston-Polo 17, Stockton-Warren 4, Ashton-Franklin Center 1

A-L 1stplace: 4x800m relay (Kaitlyn Ortgiesen, Kelynn Boyle, Lauren Althaus, Margaret Vaessen), 10:37.82; 4x100m relay (Sidney Corcoran, Ashley Althaus, Brooklyn Whelchel, Emma Lundquist), 52.13; 4x400m relay (Corcoran, Lundquist, Whelchel, A. Althaus), 4:22.7; Vaessen, 800m run, 2:32.62; Vaessen, 1600m run, 6:00.19; Lundquist, 300m hurdles, 50.57

A-L 2ndplace: 4x200m relay (Corcoran, Kylee Brown, Whelchel, Lundquist), 1:52.16; A. Althaus, 400m dash, 1:03.44; Ortgiesen, 1600m run, 6:15.57

A-L 3rdplace: L. Althaus, 800m run, 2:40.47; Brown, long jump, 14-4.5

A-L 5thplace: Corcoran, 100m dash, 14.1

A-L 6thplace: Brown, 200m dash, 29.51


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