Mattoon’s Maya Cook and Sam Bradbury each dominated the shot put, Charleston’s Makenna McBride showed the speed that made her a state qualifier and the Trojans’ Wyatt Strader came within about an inch from capturing two jump titles during the Apollo Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Mt. Zion Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Cook, a state qualifier last spring, heaved the shot 10.51 meters, besting the next-best throw by more than 5 feet for the girls individual championship. Teammate Kylie Gordon finished fourth.

Bradbury, meanwhile, threw the shot 13.8 meters to capture the boys title by more than 14 inches. Charleston’s Alex Stout took third.

Cook also took third in the high jump at 1.37 meters.

McBride won the conference title in the 200 meters by .11 seconds in 28.43 seconds.

Strader won the long jump by leaping 6.25 meters – or 20 feet, 6 inches – by more than a foot. The CHS senior just missed also winning the high jump by fewer than two inches, tying Mattoon’s Matthew Gordon and Jackson Whalin for second at 1.67 meters, or 5-5 3/4.

Strader also took fourth in the triple jump in 11.73 meters – or 38 feet, 5 inches.

Some other top local results:

  • Mattoon’s 4 x 200 relay squad of Cole Kimbro, Whalin, Andy Karpus, Deaiden Arnold ran 1 minute, 41.66 seconds to take second, nearly 4 seconds behind Mt. Zion.
  • Mattoon’s Brock Davee finished fourth in the 1,600 in 4:42.18.
  • Charleston’s Zach Stout and Peyton Cox tied for fourth in the pole vault at 3.49 meters.
  • Freshman Hadley Webb finished sixth in the 1,600 at 6:20.67 and eighth at 800 meters in 2:54.10.
  • CeZia Wade, Ryleigh Grayson, Izzy Sanders and Chloe Jobe combined to take fourth among 13 teams in the girls 4×400 relay in 4:41.08. Wade also took third the triple jump.
  • Mattoon’s Sam Ferrar, Davee, Trent Hettinger and Quincy Hamilton ran 8:47.70 to finish third in the boys 4×800 relay.


1. Mt. Zion164.5 
2. Lincoln78 
3. Mahomet72.5 
4. Mattoon52 
5. Olney 50 
6. Effingham 49 
7. Charleston34.5 
8. Pittsfield28 
9. Maroa-Forsyth)23 
10. Williamsville20 
11. Taylorville13.5


1. Mahomet 89.5 
2. Lincoln86 
3. Williamsville79 
4. Mt. Zion72 
5. Maroa-Forsyth53.7 
6. Mattoon52.9 
7. Charleston52.4 
8. Olney39 
9. Taylorville27 
10. Effingham19.5 
11. Pittsfield13