Lady Clippers capture third place in two big invites

A-L girls compete in Fulton and Rock Falls invites


The Amboy-LaMoille girls’ track team competed in the Lady Steamer Invite at Fulton on April 18.

There were 10 teams in the meet and the Lady Clippers took third place with 83 points. Milledgeville won with 108 points and Fulton was second with 101.

A-L finished first in four events, including three relays. Erin Hosto had the lone individual first in the 800-meter dash with a time of 2:32.9.

April 18 – Lady Steamer Invite

Milledgeville 108, Fulton 101, Amboy-LaMoille 83, Riverdale 54, Erie-Prophetstown 49, Rock Island Alleman 37, Newman 33, West Carroll 26, Clinton 26, Morrison 10

A-L 1st place: 4x800 relay (Megan Grady, Kaitlyn Ortgiesen, Margaret Vaessen, Erin Hosto), 10:18; 4x400 relay (Cassidy Corcoran, Katelynn Pankhurst, Madeline Foster, Ashley Althaus), 4:18.2; 4x200 relay (C. Corcoran, Sidney Corcoran, Althaus, Pankhurst), 1:51.3; Hosto, 800m run, 2:32.9

A-L 2nd place: Grady, 1600m run, 5:36.4

A-L 3rd place: S. Corcoran, 200m dash, 28.61; Althaus, 400m dash, 1:03.3; Ortgiesen, 1600m run, 5:59.9

A-L 4th place: Pankhurst, long jump, 15-10

A-L 6th place: Vaessen, 800m run, 2:45.8

A-L 7th place: C. Corcoran, 100m dash, 13.86

A-L 8th place: S. Corcoran, 100m dash, 13.9

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The Lady Clippers traveled to Rock Falls for the Rocket Invite on April 21 and finished in third place out of 10 teams. A-L scored 78 points, while the top two teams were Bureau Valley (111) and Milledgeville-Eastland (99).

A-L recorded a pair of first-place finishes. Katelynn Pankhurst captured the long jump at 16-6, while the 4x400 relay broke the tape in a time of 4:15.04. Runners were Cassidy Corcoran, Pankhurst, Madeline Foster and Ashley Althaus.

Althaus set an Amboy school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.65. She finished second in the race.

April 21 – Rocket Invite

Bureau Valley 111, Milledgeville-Eastland 99, Amboy-LaMoille 78, Dixon 74.5, Rock Falls 54.5, Riverdale 43, Hall 39, Newman 35, St. Bede 11, Rockford Lutheran 7

A-L 1st place: 4x400 relay (C. Corcoran, Pankhurst, Foster, Althaus), 4:15.04; Pankhurst, long jump, 16-6

A-L 2nd place: Althaus, 400m dash, 1:01.65; Hosto, 800m run, 2:30.99; Grady, 1600m run, 5:32.29; 4x200 relay (C. Corcoran, Althaus, S. Corcoran, Pankhurst), 1:51.75

A-L 3rd place: Foster, 400m dash, 1:05.71; Kelynn Boyle, 3200m run, 13:07.58; 4x100m relay (C. Corcoran, Althaus, S. Corcoran, Pankhurst), 53.12; 4x800m relay (Grady, Vaessen, Ortgiesen, Hosto), 10:16.3

A-L 6th place: Ortgiesen, 800m run, 2:39.87; Vaessen, 1600m run, 5:52.11

A-L 7th place: S. Corcoran, 200m dash, 28.55

A-L 9th place: S. Corcoran, 100m dash, 14.04

A-L 10th place: Foster, long jump, 13-10.5; Allison Hicks, shot put, 27-9