Boys Sectional Track Stateline Roundup
By Al Zipsie
Stateline state qualifiers from Boys track Sectionals. The top two and those who meet state qualifying marks advance.
3A. Rockford Guilford. Syreal Holland of Auburn shined winning both the 100 in 11.08 and a blistering 21.92 in the 200.
Hononegah who won the NIC 10 meet qualified in the 3200 relay team with a second in 8:03.96.
Max Beutel of Belvidere North got a state berth with a second ion the 3200.
2A. Woodstock North. Andrew Hutchinson of North Boone advanced to State in three events. He won both the 400 in 51.43 and 800 in 2:00.57 and was on the second place 1600 relay team. Austin Hausen of Belvidere was second in the pole vault.
2A. Sterling. Rockford Christian made the move to 2A and still won a Sectional 14 points ahead of runner up Dixon.
Champions were Riley Wells in the 800 2:00.60 and the 400 relay team of Connor Cunningham, Davis Hood, Skyler Blanton and Cody Pyle in 43.10.
RC's Elijah Nitz got state berths in both the shot put (second) and discus (third). Brent Brunner second in the 1600, Malachi White third in the triple jump and Noah Fulcomer in the high hurdles.
Freeport's Jaden Johnson will go to state in three events, both the 110 high hurdles (first in 14.63) and third in 300 Intermediate Hurdles. He also joins Paris Bryant, Darius Lewers, and Don Tay Thompson. With a second in the 400 relays. Thompson also won the 100.
Boylan's A'Tiq Muhammad was second in the long jump leaping 21'11.50 breaking his own school record. Davyion Foreman was third hitting the qualifying time in the 200.
Galena/East Dubuque/River Ridge had a pair of champions in Will Kiefer in the 400 in 50.73, Alex Anger in the discus 159'2 and Sam Michelson second in the 3200.
1A. Lena-Winslow. Forreston/Polo easily won the Sectional with 127 points winning 8 of the 18 events. Host Lena-Winslow was second with 74.
Brady Webb won all four of his events for Forreston/Polo. He took the long jump 22'01.50 and the 100 in 11.17. Webb also joined Evan Kelsey, Dom Christensen and Jordon Neuschwander in winning both the 400 (43.48) and 800 relays (1:31.94). For Webb, he will run State at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston which will be his home track next year as he has signed to for track for EIU.
The other firsts came from Cayden Shelton who took the 800 in 1:59.83. The 1600 relay team of Christensen, Kelsey, Shelton and Cailean David's won in 3:27.60. Jace Coffey (who also qualified in the shot put) in the discus at 156'10. Bennett Soltow in the 110 high hurdles 15.71.
Christensen for F/P is going to State in all four events. He was second in the pole vault, and on all three relay teams that qualified for state in the 400, 800 and 1600. Kelsey was also on those same three relay teams. Neuschwander was on both the 400 and 800.
Also going to State for F/P are Ethan Phillips in the triple jump and discus and Garett Baderstcher in the shot put.
For Lena-Winslow Isaiah Bruce won the shot put 50'3 and Jensen Block the high jump at 6'1. Bobby Brown advanced to State in three events the triple jump with a second and in both the 400 and 800 relays. Tanner Kalkbrenner third in the 300 hurdles and Ian Kuehl made state with a second in the discus with a toss of 146'3.
The Panthers tradition rich in the relays advanced with state standards with third places in the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter relays. Brown and Sean Ormiston were both members of the 800 and 1600 relays. They were joined in the 800 by Kade Chrisman and Jack Setterstrom and in the 1600 by Kalkbrenner and Lance Molitor. The 3200 relay team of Alex Daughenbaugh, Kolton Heun, Zach Fox, and Kamron Klever qualified after a third place.
Dakota's Nolan Lentz is going to State in three events the 400 in which he won in 51.68. And seconds on the 200 and the 400 relays joining Jordan Ayres, Kaleb Morris, and Cade Kloster. Josh Clark with a fourth and state mark in the 800. And Kloster edged his relay teammate in Lentz (third) for second in the 100.
Pearl City is going to State in three events, Jayden Kempel second in the 300 Intermediate hurdles. Lucas Petersen set a school record in the 800 meters at 2:00.95 to finish second. The Kempel twins of Jayden and Jarod along with Petersen and Andrew Lorig runner up in the 1600 relay.
Rockford Luthern's Oliver Jones-Brown is state-bound after a second in the high jump.
1A. Orion. Amboy advanced a trio to State in Austin Norman who won the 110 high hurdles and seconds from Thomas Stamberger in the 800 and Brock Loftus in the 3200.
Lena-Winslow. Sectional. State qualifiers.
Byron. Oliver Jones. second in the high jump.Will Carlson third in 800 meters.3200 meter relay second. 1600 Relay. Fourth.
Oregon. Jack Mennen. First in pole vault. 14'09.Bobby Youngren fourth in discus. 800 relay second. 400 relay third.
Winnebago. Chandler Ellis won the 300 Intermediate hurdles in 39.91 and 200 in 22.94. He also advanced to state in a third event the 200 with a second. Tyler Hendrickson second in the 3200. Devin Palmer third in both the shot put and discus. Trevor Kirabo third in the long jump.
Rockford Keith Country Day. Tristan Olipin won both the 1600 and 3200 meters.