A-L girls dominate Rosenberry Classic

Five first-place finishes power Lady Clippers


STERLING – The Amboy-LaMoille Lady Clippers dominated the competition to claim first place in the Rosenberry Track Classic on March 29 at the Westwood Complex in Sterling.

The Lady Clippers claimed five first-place finishes and scored 87 points to beat out second-place Hall, which had 82 points. There were 10 teams in the meet.

Amboy-LaMoille had three individual firsts and two relay teams that crossed the finish line ahead of the pack. Katelynn Pankhurst was among the individual top finishers as she set a new school record with a distance of 16-11.25 in the long jump. Other individual firsts went to Ashley Althaus in the 400-meter dash (1:04.7) and Kaitlyn Ortgiesen in the 800-meter run (2:41.3).

The Lady Clippers’ 4x400 relay squad broke the tape with a time of 4:28.59. Runners were Cassidy Corcoran, Pankhurst, Maddie Foster and Althaus. Also winning was the 4x800 relay team of Margaret Vaessen, Megan Grady, Ortgiesen and Erin Hosto in 10:33.4.

Rosenberry Classic-March 29

Amboy-LaMoille 87, Hall 82, Bureau Valley 66, Erie-Prophetstown 65, Fulton 50, Newman 40, Riverdale 26, Morrison 23, St. Bede 17, Princeton 2

A-L 1st place: 4x400m relay (Cassidy Corcoran, Katelynn Pankhurst, Maddie Foster, Ashley Althaus), 4:28.59; 4x800m relay (Margaret Vaessen, Megan Grady, Kaitlyn Ortgiesen, Erin Hosto), 10:33.4; Althaus, 400m dash, 1:04.7; Ortgiesen, 800m run, 2:41.3; Pankhurst, long jump, 16-11.25

A-L 2nd place: Grady, 1600m run, 5:47; Pankhurst, triple jump, 32-1

A-L 3rd place: Vaessen, 1600m run, 6:05; 4x200m relay (C. Corcoran, Sidney Corcoran, Althaus, Pankhurst), 1:58.4

A-L 4th place: C. Corcoran, 400m dash, 1:07.1; Nya Rynell, high jump, 4-6