• Keith Hjelle

ACGC Boys Place First, Girls Second at Stanton Track Meet

The ACGC boys' and girls' track teams got the season underway in good fashion last Thursday at the Stanton coed meet, which was held on the Griswold track. The Charger boys won their meet while easily outscoring the other eleven teams that participated, while the girls narrowly missed taking the top spot, finishing four points behind Shenandoah, 139-135. The meet was not decided until the final event when Shenandoah edged out the Chargers in the 1600 meter relay.

The Charger girls claimed five first place finishes at the meet, led by Rylee Sloss' gold medal finishes in the 1500 and 3000 meter runs. The veteran Sloss ran the 1500 in 5:32.83 and the 3000 in 11:57.56.

Chloe Largent took the honors in the high jump when she cleared the bar at 5'2". Two girls' relay teams also came in first in their events. The 4x800 team consisting of EmmaKay McClain, Audrey Stowe, Sophie Danker, and Jorga Hoover placed first with a time of 11:09.84 which was a minute and a half better than the runner up team.

The shuttle hurdle team also took the gold, running the event in 1:16.35. Sophie Dorsey ran leadoff, with Jenna Rowley and Hayden Coffman running the second and third legs, and Saige O"Brien running the anchor.

The ACGC boys dominated the field in their meet, racking up 185 points on the day compared to runner up Shenandoah's 106. The Chargers came home with plenty of gold as they claimed the top spot in nine different everts.

Austin Kunkle took first in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.05, while Charlie Crawford won the 800 in 2:12.35, and Justin Reinhart led the field in the 3200 with a time of 11:31.33.

Other individual winners included Cael Hoing in the discus with a throw of 128'9", and Clayton Wardyn who claimed the top spot in both the high jump and the long jump. Wardyn set an ACGC record in the high jump when he went over the bar at 6'2", giving him a tie for first in the event. The Charger senior also claimed a first place finish in the long jump with a leap of 20'1".

The boys finished first in three relays, including the 4x800, the shuttle hurdle, and the 1600 distance medley. The 4x800 relay won the event in 9:50.17 with Zach Moon, Kaden Thompson, Tegan Salybaugh, and Miles Kading each running a leg. The shuttle hurdle team consisting of Clayton Wardyn, Anthony Solorzano, Lance Bunde, and Cayden Jensen took first place with a time of 1:11.08. The 1600 medley team of Cayden Jensen, Reid Rumelhart, Charlie Crawford, Trevin Suhr also finished first with a time of 4:00.11.

ACGC girls place winners:

Running events--100 meters: Isabelle Policky 6th, 15.50; 200 meters: Isabelle Policky 3rd, 31.20

400 meters: Jorja Hoover 2nd, 1:08.21 800 meters: Rylee Sloss 2nd, 2:41.00; Sophie Danker 6th, 2:52.31 1500 meters: Rylee Sloss 1st, 5:32.83; Jorja Hoover 2nd, 5:46.94 3000 meters: Rylee Sloss 1st, 11:57.76; Kiersten Knobbe 4th, 13:38.50 400 hurdles: EmmaKay McClain 2nd, 1:17.41, Jenna Rowley 5th, 1:29.51

Field Event--Discus: Mady Kelsey 6th, 80'2" High Jump: Chloe Largent 1st, 5'2", Saige O'Brien tie 3rd, 4'4" Long Jump: Chloe Largent 3rd, 13'10" Shot Put: Mady Kelsey 4th, 31'7"

Relay events--4x200: 4th, 2:09.33 (Alyson Embleton, Anaston Benson, Emersen Van Meter, Mia Ocheltree) 4x400: 2nd, 4:53.18 (Mia Ocheltree, Isabelle Policky, Sophie Danker, Hayden Coffman)

4x800: 1st, 11:09.84 (EmmaKay McClain, Audrey Stowe, Sophie Danker, Jorja Hoover) Shuttle Hurdle: 1st, 1:16.35 (Sophie Dorsey, Jenna Rowley, Hayden Coffman, Saige O'Brien) 800 Sprint Medley: 5th, 2:11.00 (Isabelle Policky, Mersadez Richter, Sophie Dorsey, Mia Ocheltree

Team scores: Shenandoah 139, ACGC 135, Stanton 76, SW Valley 74, East Mills 64, Essex 37, Griswold 32, Sidney 21, Heartland Christian 4

ACGC boys place winners:

Running events--100 meters: Austin Kunkle 2nd, 2.09; 200 meters: Austin Kunkle 1st, 24.05, Brock Littler 5th, 25.45 400 meters: Brock Littler 3rd, 56.22 800 meters: Charile Crawford 1st,

2:12.35; Zach Moon 3rd, 2:15.62 1600 meters: Justin Reinhart 2nd, 5:34.42; Miles Kading 3rd, 5:36.77 3200 meters: Justin Reinhart 1st, 11:31.33; Andrew Mahaffey 2nd, 11:31.69 400 hurdles:

Dawson Muller 6th, 1:07.36

Field events--Discus: Cael Hoing 1st, 129'9"; Seth Reno 3rd, 123'10"; High Jump: Clayton Wardyn tie 1st, 6'2"; Long Jump: Clayton Wardyn 1st, 20'1"; Brock Littler 6th, 18'5.5"; Shot put: Cael Hoing

2nd, 41'3.5"; Victor Gonzalez 4th, 41'2"

Relay events--4x100: 3rd, :49.27 (Jacob Fox, Anthony Solorzano, Alex Spack, Reid Rumelhart)

4x200: 3rd, 1:43.61 (Jacob Fox, Anthony Solorzano, Hogan Grubbs, Reid Rumelhart) 4x400: 3rd,

3:52.41 (Cayden Jensen, Austin Kunkle, Brock Litter, Charlie Crawford) 4x800: 1st, 9:50.17 (Zach Moon, Kaden Thompson, Tegan Salybaugh, Miles Kading) Shuttle Hurdle: 1st, 1:11.08 (Clayton

Wardyn, Anthony Solorzano, Lance Bunde, Cayden Jensen) 800 Sprint Medley: 2nd, 1:44.22 (Austin Kunkle, Jacob Fox, Charlie Crawford, Trevin Suhr) 1600 Distance Medley: 1st, 4:00.11

(Cayden Jensen, Reid Rumelhart, Charlie Crawford, Trevin Suhr)

Team Scores: ACGC 185, Shenandoah 106, Lewis Central 93, East Mills, 39, Sidney 35, Tri-Center 33, Stanton 31, West Harrison 27, CAM 20, AHSTW 13, Essex 4, SW Valley 2

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