Lady Clippers take second at home meet


AMBOY – Seven first-place finishes and seven second-place showings powered the Amboy-LaMoille girls’ track team to a second-place finish in the team standings of a six-team meet at the AHS track on April 12.

Forreston claimed the top spot in the standings with 159 points, while the Lady Clippers tallied 144 points. Rounding out the standings were Pecatonica-Durand (88), Ashton-Franklin Center (39), Morrison (32) and Earlville (20).

The Lady Clippers dominated the running events, breaking the tape in the 100- through 3200-meter runs. Competitors were Ashley Althaus in the 100 (13.27), Brooklyn Whelchel in the 200 (28.0), Althaus in the 400 (1:03.23), Margaret Vaessen in the 800 (2:31.42) and 1600 (6:13.38), and Kelynn Boyle in the 3200 (14:32.4).

The other top finish for A-L was Emma Lundquist in the long jump at 13-6.

“We finally got an outdoor meet and the performances were outstanding considering we had over two weeks since our last indoor meet,” said A-L coach Bob Halberg. “We were extremely competitive in all of the events that we entered.”

April 12 at Amboy

Forreston 159, Amboy-LaMoille 144, Pecatonica-Durand 88, Ashton-Franklin Center 39, Morrison 32, Earlville 20

A-L 1stplace: Ashley Althaus, 100m dash, 13.27; Brooklyn Whelchel, 200m dash, 28.0; Althaus, 400m dash, 1:03.23; Margaret Vaessen, 800m run, 2:31.42; Vaessen, 1600m run, 6:13.38; Kelynn Boyle, 3200m run, 14:32.4; Emma Lundquist, long jump, 13-6

A-L 2ndplace: Sidney Corcoran, 100m dash, 13.44; Althaus, 200m dash, 28.33; Whelchel, 400m dash, 1:05.21; Kaitlin Ortgiesen, 800m run, 2:44.22; Ortgiesen, 1600m run, 6:22.32; Lundquist, 100m hurdles, 19.88; Lundquist, 300m hurdles, 56.22

A-L 3rdplace: S. Corcoran, 200m dash, 28.88; S. Corcoran, 400m dash, 1:05.97; Macy Mershon, 800m run, 2:53.08