By Tim Taylor

Charleston Middle’s Avery Beals and Mattoon Middle’s Baylee Summers captured two titles apiece at the conference meet in Teutopolis.

Beals remained undefeated in the 100 meters among seventh-graders, finishing in 14.13 seconds, and also placed first in the 200 meters in 29.89.

Summers, also a seventh-grader, won both the 400 meters in 1 minute, 9.44 seconds, and the high jump at 4 feet, 6 inches. Teammate Kelci Irons had the second best jump.

Charleston Middle won eight conference titles overall, and Mattoon Middle earned five victories across the seventh- and eighth-grade competitions.

Teutopolis boys captured the team title for both seventh and eighth grade while St. Anthony won the seventh-grade girls title and Effingham the eight-grade girls championship. (Complete team results are listed below.)

The Mattoon seventh-grade boys 4×100 relay team won with a time of 56.61 seconds. Logan Thompson began the relay with a scorching first leg, and the team’s anchor Keeghan Shaw finished with a first-place finish. Mattoon beat the second-place team from Teutopolis by 1.1 seconds.

In throws, CMS seventh-grader Alex Matheny continued his dominance at shot put by winning with a distance of 31 feet, 3 inches. His teammate Tyler Oakley finished second with a throw of 31-1.75. Matheny also placed second in the discus.

At long jump, CMS’s Landon Bell won with a leap of 15-10 and Quinn Taylor placed third with a mark of 13-8.75.

Artem Lindley won the seventh-grade pole vault for the Trojans with a mark of 6-6 while Wesley Paul cleared 8 feet to win the eighth-grade title.

Ava Goble won the long jump with a mark of 13-8 for the Trojans while her teammate Samantha Fehrenbacher placed third.

For the eighth grade, Mattoon’s Imani McGee had the best long jump at 13-2.5 and Charleston’s Mia Hinds placed third.

In other events:

  • CMS’s seventh-grade girls 4×200 relay team finished second.
  • In the boys seventh-grade 100-meter dash, Mattoon’s Logan Thompson took second.
  • Mattoon’s Logan Samuelson earned second in discus for eighth grade.
  • Van Grayson won second in the 100-meter dash and 400 meters in the eighth-grade competition.
  • Mattoon’s Hayden Gordon won second in the eighth-grade long jump event.
  • The Mattoon eighth-grade girls 4×200 relay team won second in its event.
  • Will Pullen won second in high jump for Mattoon’s eighth grade team by clearing 5-0.
  • CMS’s Gavril Amartey won third in high jump.  
  • Charleston’s Meredith McGrath won third in the eighth grade 400 meters.
  • Seventh grader Keeghan Shaw won third in high jump and the 200 meters.

7th grade girls results

  1. St Anthony 114 points, 2. Teutopolis 81, 3. Effingham 75, 4. Charleston 62, 5. Mattoon 47, 6. T 37

8th grade girls results

  1. Effingham 135, 2. St Anthony 91, 3. Teutopolis 73, 4. Taylorville 66, 5. Mattoon 29, 6. Charleston 27

7th grade boys results

  1. Teutopolis 114, 2. Effingham 90, Charleston 88, St. Anthony 85, 5. Mattoon 47, 6. Taylorville 6

8th grade boys results

  1. Teutopolis 144, 2. Effingham 94, 3. St. Anthony 74, 4. Mattoon 50, 5. Charleston 44, 6. Taylorville 23