By Tim Taylor
Charleston’s Makenna McBride had another strong day, winning one event and placing third in another spring during frigid, windy conditions at the Centralia Annie’s Invitational. The senior won the 200 by .07 seconds in 27.07 and finished third in the 100 with a time of 13.21, .05 seconds behind the winner.
CHS teammate Mackensie Williams finished third in the discuss in 92-6.
The Trojans finished ninth and Mattoon took 10th in the 12-team event, scoring 24 and 23 points, respectively. DuQuoin won with 109 points.
“Makenna continued to show she is one of the best in the area for sprints,” CHS coach Chris Hawk said, “and Mackensie Williams showed that her discus throw from earlier this week was no fluke.”
Senior Maya Cook won the shot put with a heave of 36 feet, 11 inches posted a personal record in discus with a throw of 77-1.
MHS’s Oaklie Layton had a personal record with a time of 13 minutes 27.27 seconds to finish second in the 3200. The sophomore also placed sixth in the 1,600 in 6:29.84 .
“I was pleased with how the girls performed in the wind and the cold,” Mattoon coach Troy Haacke said.
Mattoon’s Morgan Spitz (400, 1:12.23), Bella Smith (1600, 7:16.62) and Jalani Brown (discus, 56-3.5).
Williams placed third in the discus with a throw of 92 feet, 6inches.