Grace Spoonhour took 10th place in the 23-team Robinson Invitational on Thursday afternoon, clocking in at 19 minutes, 20 seconds to lead Charleston to fourth overall with 119 points, 13 behind Richland County. Unity easily captured the girls team championship by scoring only 32 points, 72 more than runner-up Marshall.
Mattoon’s Kylie Haacke finished 12 seconds after Spoonhour for 11th overall and Quincy Collings ran the 3-mile course in 20:14.36 for 18th place. The Green Wave took ninth overall.
CHS’s Megan Garrett took 20th among the 112 runners in the girls division in 20:18.91, trailed by teammates Loa Richster (24, 20:47.61), Lilly Long (30, 21:14.78) and Casey Fischer (35, 21:30.75).
Mattoon’s Mickenze Schofield finished 51st in 22:31.44, followed by Allie Wells (71, 24:31) and Chaselyn Himes (78, 26:07).
“Kylie stayed tough through the finish to hang on to 11th,” said MHS coach Troy Haacke.
Richland’s Tatum David won the individual girls title by 95 seconds over her nearest competitor in a time of 17:01.
Mattoon’s Brock Davee raced to an eighth-place finish in the boys division to help the Green Wave capture fourth place overall. Davee ran the 3-mile course in 16 minutes, 21.04 seconds – barely a second behind the two runners in front of him. Josh Rampage took 18th for MHS in 17:05.82, followed by Sam Farrar (22) who finished virtually tied with teammate Brandon Creel (23) in 17:04. Triston Grove took 38th in 17:47.
“Brock ran an extremely gutsy race,” said MHS coach Troy Haacke. “I’m very happy how the boys ran; they ran very competitive and tough.”
Charleston took 19th in the 25-team field. Adam Agronomoff led the Trojans in 20:09.15 for 99th place, followed closely by Connor Mellott (100, 20:11.05). Also scoring for CHS: Jared Bingaman (104, 20:14), Logan Mellott (106, 20:19) and Landon Ame (109, 20:24).
Negus Bogard won the boys individual title in 15:04.23. Richland County won the team title with 65 points, followed closely by Father McGivney at 78.