Charleston’s Wyatt Strader, Jacob Flight and Makenna McBride each captured events in the 11-team Teutopolis track and field Invitational on Saturday.
Strader leaped 19 feet, 9.5 inches to win the long jump, Flight went 39-3.75 in the triple jump and McBride raced 13.54 seconds to take the 100 meters. McBride lost by less than .01 in the 200 meters, clocking 26.64 seconds.
Alex Stout, meanwhile, took second in the shot put (46-9.5) and fourth in the discus (130-7). His brother, Zach, vaulted 11-6.25 inches for second in the pole vault, just ahead of teammate Peyton Cox (11-0).
Garrett paces Charleston girls soccer, 2-1
Ella Garrett scored twice to rally Charleston girls soccer to a 2-1 victory over Arthur-Okaw Christian, 2-1, during a very windy game Saturday.
With the wind at its back, AOC scored midway through the first half. Charleston (2-4) used the wind to dominate the second half, keeping the ball mostly on the offensive side of the field. Hadley Webb crossed a pass into the box to Garrett, who put it in during the first minute of the second half. With 15 minutes left in the game, Garrett had an open look in the box and managed to get a shot past the goalkeeper for the decisive score.
Ally Logsdon made five saves in goal.
The Trojans JV squad tied with AOC, 1-1.
Cook wins shot put, Mattoon boys take 2nd in Greenville Invite
Maya Cook took first in the shot out, outdistancing her nearest competitor by nearly 4 feet in the Greenville Invitational track and field meet Saturday. Ryleigh Grayson leaped 14 feet, 10.75 inches for third in the long jump and CeZia Wade finished fourth in the triple jump at 29-2.75. The Green Wave girls finished sixth overall among 17 teams.
Mattoon’s boys team finished third overall, buoyed by five second-place performances – Trent Hettinger in the pole vault (12-5.5), Sam Bradbury in the shot put (47-5.25), Brock Davee in the 3,200 (10:12.14), Cale Kimbro in the 200 (24.9) and the 4 x 800 relay squad of Sam Ferrar, Quincy Hamilton, Hettinger and Jackson Whalin in 8:54.16. Bradbury also took sixth in the discus at 115-7 while Davee finished third in the 1,600 at 4:43.45.