By Tim Taylor

In what has been a welcome consistency for the CHS girls track team, seniors Grace Spoonhour and Megan Garrett dominated the distance races at Tuesday’s meet.

Spoonhour continued her successful season by winning both the 800 and 1,600 meters. Garrett won the 400 meters with a time 59.2 seconds and placed second to her teammate in the 1,600 meters.

On a windy and rainy day, the Trojans won the girls track and field dual meet 71-51.

“Far from ideal conditions with the cold rain for much of the meet, but it was good to get our first win this season,” Charleston coach Chris Hawk said. “Even with the conditions, Megan nearly beat her own school record in the 400, and several others were right around their PRs.”

On the field side, Hannah Taylor won all three jumping events. She cleared 4 feet, 8 inches for the high jump, leaped 13-10 in long jump and hit 30-10½ at triple jump.

“Hannah stood out, scoring a meet-best 15 points, winning all three of her events with new PRs,” said Coach Hawk.

CHS girls also swept the throws. Maria Weiss won shot put with a heave of 29-1/2 followed by teammate Aerielle Ecker in second. Mackensie Williams won discus with a throw of 66-9.

The 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams won their events with times of 56.92 and 4:45.2.

Makenna McBride and Treveia Couch earned second and third, respectively, in the 100- and 200-meter dashes on the day.

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The boys squad squared off against Teutopolis and Champaign-Centennial on the day and placed second with 65 points. Centennial won the tri-meet with 83 points.

Class 3A Centennial dominated most of the running events. However, Caleb Oakley won the 110 hurdles with a time of 18.44, and the Charleston 4×200 relay team edged out Centennial by .3 seconds.

The brothers Stout had a good day. Alex won shot put with a throw of 42.08 and placed third in discus. At pole vault, Zac cleared 9 feet to take first followed by Caleb Oakley.

Wyatt Strader won the triple jump with a mark of 37.17 with Jacob Flight placing third. At both long jump and high jump, Strader and Flight placed second and third.