Three Clippers head to state track meet


ERIE – Three Amboy-LaMoille boys’ track team members are headed to state after competing in the Erie Class 1A Sectional on May 18 at Erie.

All three of the Clippers’ state qualifiers finished second in their event. Thomas Stamberger is headed to Charleston after being runner-up in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:03.72. Travis Eames was clipped at the wire in the 300-meter hurdles and took second in a time of 42.64. Also placing second and on the bus to Charleston is Kyle Hunter in the shot put. He had a distance of 45-0.

Amboy-LaMoille’s other competitors also performed well enough to help the team to a second-place finish in the team standings with 81 points. Only Sterling Newman scored more points with 104. The rest of the top five included Bureau Valley (76), Morrison (74) and Erie (67).

The IHSA State Track Meet will be held May 24-26 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

May 18 – Erie Sectional

Sterling Newman 104, Amboy-LaMoille 81, Bureau Valley 76, Morrison 74, Erie 67, Hall 61, Fulton 53, Riverdale 47, Henry-Senachwine 29, Putnam County 27, Earlville 24, Serena 21, Ottawa Marquette 11, Indian Creek 4, Somonauk 4

A-L 2ndplace: Thomas Stamberger, 800m run, 2:03.72; Travis Eames, 300m hurdles, 42.64; Kyle Hunter, shot put, 45-0

A-L 3rdplace: Stamberger, 1600m run, 4:59.38; Brady Becker, shot put, 44-6

A-L 4thplace: Thomas Molln, 800m run, 2:16.7; Austin Norman, 110m hurdles, 17.94; Norman, 300m hurdles, 44.27; Hunter Walzer, long jump, 19-4.5; Becker, discus, 129-8

A-L 5thplace: Casen Cherry, triple jump, 39-2.5; Austin Lundquist, discus, 129-6

A-L 6thplace: Molln, 1600m run, 5:12.49; 4x100m relay (Norman, Sean Fitzpatrick, Eames, Marcus Winn), 47.67; 4x200m relay (Cherry, Fitzpatrick, Walzer, Winn), 1:40.36; 4x400m relay (Eames, Cherry, Molln, Stamberger), 3:42.86