M. Grady named NUIC track MVP

Other Lady Clippers also earn all-conference honors


The Amboy-LaMoille girls’ track team hosted three other schools in a quadrangular meet on May 2 at the AHS track. Milledgeville-Eastland took the top spot with 96.5, points, followed by the Lady Clippers (77.5), Hinckley-Big Rock (35) and Earlville (16).

A-L grabbed six first-place finishes, led by Megan Grady in the 800- (2:33.68) and 1600-meter runs (5:52.62). Kelynn Boyle raced to the finish line first in the 3200-meter run with a time of 13:19.64, while Katelynn Pankhurst captured the long jump (16-9) and Allison Hicks took the shot put (29-11).

The other first went to the 4x400-meter relay time in a time of 4:18.74. Runners were Cassidy Corcoran, Pankhurst, Maddie Foster and Ashley Althaus.

May 2

Milledgeville-Eastland 96.5, Amboy-LaMoille 77.5, Hinckley-Big Rock 35, Earlville 16

A-L 1st place: Megan Grady, 800m run, 2:33.68; Grady, 1600m run, 5:52.62; Kelynn Boyle, 3200m run, 13:19.64; Katelynn Pankhurst, long jump, 16-9; Allison Hicks, shot put, 29-11; 4x400 relay (Cassidy Corcoran, Pankhurst, Maddie Foster, Ashley Althaus), 4:18.74

A-L 2nd place: Sidney Corcoran, 200m dash, 28.26; Foster, 400m dash, 1:05.95; Kaitlyn Ortgiesen, 800m run, 2:35.69; Ortgiesen, 1600m run, 6:08.28; 4x100 relay (C. Corcoran, Althaus, S. Corcoran, Pankhurst), 52.73; 4x200m relay, (C. Corcoran, Althaus, S. Corcoran, Pankhurst), 1:52.98

A-L 3rd place: S. Corcoran, 100m dash, 13.62; Margaret Vaessen, 800m run, 2:35.95; Vaessen, 1600m run, 6:15.74; Nya Ranell, high jump, 4-4

A-L 4th place: Maddie Full, 1600m run, 7:01.65

A-L 5th place: Foster, long jump, 13-7

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The Lady Clippers did themselves proud in their first NUIC Conference Meet when they finished second out of 10 teams on May 4 at Dakota. Milledgeville won the meet with 127 points, while Amboy-LaMoille scored 108.

A-L had four first-place finishes, including two by Grady. She won the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:42.33 and captured the 3200-meter run in 12:43.92.

The other top finishes for the Lady Clippers came in relays. The 4x200 relay had a time of 1:50.58, with Cassidy Corcoran, Althaus, Sidney Corcoran and Pankhurst comprising the team. Cassidy Corcoran, Pankhurst, Foster and Althaus raced to first place in the 4x400 relay in a time of 4:15.04.

For her efforts, Grady was named the Most Valuable Player as voted on by the coaches. Joining her as all-conference members are Boyle, Ortgiesen, Vaessen, Sidney Corcoran, Cassidy Corcoran, Pankhurst, Althaus and Foster.

May 4 – NUIC Meet

Milledgville 128, Amboy-LaMoille 108, Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge 101, Dakota 55, Stockton 39, West Carroll 28, Pecatonica-Durand 27, Polo 24, Pearl City 16, Ashton-Franklin Center 11

A-L 1st place: Grady, 1600m run, 5:42.33; Grady, 3200m run, 12:43.92; 4x200 relay (C. Corcoran, Althaus, S. Corcoran, Pankhurst), 1:50.58; 4x400 relay (C. Corcoran, Pankhurst, Foster, Althaus), 4:15.04

A-L 2nd place: Vaessen, 1600m run, 6:11.63; Boyle, 3200m run, 13:38.5; Pankhurst, long jump, 15-5; 4x100 relay (C. Corcoran, Althaus, S. Corcoran, Pankhurst), 52.7

A-L 3rd place: S. Corcoran, 200m dash, 28.12; Althaus, 400m dash, 1:04.8

A-L 4th place: Foster, 400m dash, 1:04.95; Vaessen, 800m run, 2:38.84; Hicks, shot put, 30-0.5

A-L 5th place: S. Corcoran, 100m dash, 13.93; Ortgiesen, 800m run, 2:40.34