Seventh-grader Avery Beals has won every 100-meter dash she’s competed in this season.
Her humble assessment of her winning streak is that she’s done “pretty good.”
“I went into it having no clue really what the competition would be, so it feels good to win,” said Beals.
She also reflected on what is enjoyable about competing in track and field.
“I really like how it’s something I can work on myself, like personally just knowing that I can do the best I can,” said Beals. “But I also like that it’s a team sport at the same time—and getting to hang out with my friends.”
Beals won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.41 seconds.
She also set a personal record in placing second in the 200 in 28.61 seconds.
Alex Matheny won both the shot put and discus on the day with throws of 30 feet, 9 inches and 99 feet, 7 inches, respectively.
“I think I did pretty good,” Matheny said. “I’ve improved a lot since the start of the season. I thank my coach for that.”
Overall, at the Teutopolis Invitational hosting five teams on Thursday, both the seventh-grade and eighth-grade boys’ teams placed fourth. The Teutopolis boys’ teams won both competitions.
At long jump, Landon Bell won the seventh-grade event with a leap of 15-11.5. It was his second meet in a row winning first.
At pole vault, Trojans took first place in both competitions. Wesley Paul won for the eighth grade by clearing an impressive mark of 8 feet. For the seventh graders, Artem Lindley won pole vault with a clearance of 7 feet, 6 inches followed by teammate Tyler Oakley in second.
At high jump, Gavril Amartey took first place in the eighth-grade competition by clearing 4-6.
On the girls’ side, the seventh-grade team earned fourth out of five teams, and the eighth-grade squad came in third.
Maggie Englum had another solid meet by winning the 400 meters with a time of 1:09.76 and placed second in the 1600 meters run.
The seventh-grade girls 4×400 relay also won its competition, clocking in at 59.55.
In other events:
- Samantha Fehrenbacher earned second place with a leap of 11-8.75 at long jump.
- Quinn Taylor got second in high jump for the seventh grade—clearing 4-6.
- Mia Carcasi came in second at the 800 meters for the eighth grade with a time of 3:01.23.
- Meredith McGrath placed second in the 400 meters.
- Eighth grader Mia Hinds earned second in the long jump. She also got third in third in the 400 meters.
- Miranda McBride earned third in the 100 meters for the seventh grade.
- Emma Karbasion came in third in the 1600 meters run.
- Amber Weiss got third in high jump for the eighth-grade team.