Boys and Girls Track Win Madison County Meet

Sam Lance, Sports Editor

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The boys and girls track teams shared success Tuesday by winning the Madison County Large School meet.

The boys won the meet for the 10th straight year with a total of 167.5 points. Junior Jackie Townsend 44 foot 1 inch triple jump and performance in the 2×200 netted him the co-athlete of meet, along with sophomore Jack Pifer for his first place performance in the 1600 with a time of 4:29.

“It’s the first time I’ve gone under 4:30, so that’s a big deal for me,” Pifer said. “I thought I was in shape to do it and I proved myself right.

Also in distance runs, senior Franky Romano placed first in the 800 and junior Roland Prenzler placed second in the 3200.

“All of our top distance runners have been able to play vital roles in scoring points for the team,” Prenzler said. “Everyone who put in the work over the winter now reaps the rewards.”

The Tigers also got contributions from junior Blake Williams (third in shot put), junior Dan Powell (second in 300 meter hurdles) and sophomore Kenyon Johnson (first in long jump).

“We had a lot of effort to compile to the team total,” said head coach Chad Lakatos. “That’s what I continue to tell the kids. We have to have everyone come together because that’s what a team is about.”

The girls started off the meet strong winning first place in the 4×800, and they didn’t stop there.

Juniors Abby Schrobilgen and Hannah Stuart finished first and second in the 3200 and both secured a personal record.

“We both had great breakthroughs,” Stuart said. “It was nice to secure those points for the team.”

Another duo, sophomore Abby Korak and senior Lori Cashdollar, took first and second in the 800. Other contributions included Elise Krone’s win in the 300 meter hurdles, Quierra Love’s second place finish in the 200 and senior Haley Sparks’ third place shotput performance.

The boys will be back in action April 27 for the Triad Outdoor Invitational, and the girls will compete on April 27 in the Collinsville Invitational

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Boys and Girls Track Win Madison County Meet