By Tim Taylor
Charleston senior Megan Garrett took home wins in the 800 and 1,600 meters with times of 2:15.04 and 5:20.11, respectively, at the competitive Annies Invitational meet in Centralia on Thursday,.
Garrett again broke a school record in the 800, lowering the time she had posted six days earlier by .32 seconds to win by more than 12 seconds.
Garrett won the 1,600 by nearly 22 seconds. Teammate Grace Spoonhour took second in 5:42.44, just edging Haacke by .12 seconds.
Haacke, meanwhile, earned first in the 3,200 with a time of 12:05.94, winning by five seconds. Spoonhour came in third in 12:14.82.
The Green Wave senior also cleared 7 feet to take fifth in the pole vault.
In a field of 11 girls teams, Charleston came in fourth with 69 points, and Mattoon placed seventh with 33 points. DuQuoin compiled 134 points to win the team title.
“It was a good meet,” said Mattoon Coach Troy Haacke. “The girls worked hard, competed well.”
Makenna McBride took second in both the 100 and 200 behind Cahokia’s Keymora Hayes. McBride trailed in the 100 by .4 seconds in 13.38 and by .9 seconds in posting a personal best 27.3 in the 200. Mattoon’s Ryleigh Grayson took fifth in 28.1.
Grayson placed fifth in the 400, clocking 28.10 and 1:04.81, respectively.
On the field side, Mattoon’s Maya Cook took third in shot put with a heave of 33 feet, 7 inches, and teammate Morgan Weaver set a personal record of 91-8 for fifth in the discus.
Hannah Taylor earned third in the high jump after clearing 4 feet, 8 inches. Taylor took fifth in the triple jump at 29-9 1/2. Mattoon’s Macy Overton took sixth in 29-4.