Lady Clippers fall short of first place at Forreston meet


FORRESTON – The Amboy-LaMoille girls’ track team came up just short of taking first place in a six-team meet at Forreston on April 2.

Dakota scored 120 points to edge out the Lady Clippers by two points. West Carroll (90), Rockford Christian (81), Forreston-Polo (75) and Earlville (11).

A-L grabbed first-place honors in eight events. 

Individual firsts went to Kylee Brown in the long jump (14-11.5), Kaitlyn Ortgiesen in the 800-meter run (2:57.24), Ashley Althaus in the 400-meter dash (1:04.5), Emma Lundquist in the 300-meter low hurdles (51.65) and Margaret Vaessen in the 1600-meter run (5:58.24).

Three Lady Clipper relay teams raced to first place – the 4x800 in 11:46, the 4x400 in 4:31.02 and the 4x200 in 4:31.02.

April 2

Dakota 120, Amboy-LaMoille 118, West Carroll 90, Rockford Christian 81, Forreston-Polo 75, Earlville 11

A-L 1st place: Kylee Brown, long jump, 14-11.5; 4x800m relay (Dulce Barajano, Madayn Shuck, Kaitlyn Ortgiesen, Margaret Vaessen), 11:46; Ortgiesen, 800m run, 2:57.24; 4x200m relay (Sidney Corcoran, Brown, Emma Lundquist, Brooklyn Whelchel), 1:55.06; Ashley Althaus, 400m dash, 1;04.5; Lundquist, 300m low hurdles, 51.65; Vaessen, 1600m run, 5:58.24; 4x400m relay (Corcoran, Lauren Althaus, Whelchel, A. Althaus), 4:31.02

A-L 3rd place: Desi Baden, discus, 75-3; Kelynn Boyle, 3200m run, 14:37; Corcoran, 100m dash, 14.15; Barajano, 800m run, 3:05.4

A-L 4th place: Brown, high jump, 4-8

A-L 5th place: Brown, 100m high hurdles, 21.19; Baden, 200m dash, 33.25

A-L 6th place: Ki-Yanna Moore, shot put, 23-11; Moore, discus, 69-11


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