Three first places for CHBC athletes in the Class 1A athletics competition
Posted on June 17, 2021 at 3:54 p.m.
Last updated on June 18, 2021 8:41 AM
Written by Millie Lange
CHARLESTON – Athletes from Cowden-Herrick / Beecher City High School won with three first places and a third place at the Class 1A boys’ track and field competition on Thursday at Eastern University’s O’Brien Stadium Illinois.
Jadon Robertson won two first places and a third. The junior won the 110 hurdles with a personal best 14.68 seconds. He also won the high jump championship with a personal best 6ft 6-1 / 4in. He then finished with a third place in the long jump with a jump of 21 feet, 8 1/4 inches.
His teammate, Daniel Lucas, participated in the shooting and the discus. The junior won the shot with a personal best of 54 feet, 11 3/4 inches. He was 19th in discus at 126 feet, 11 1/4 inches.
The Effingham St. Anthony 3200 relay team of Ty Wiedman, Conlan Walsh, Griffin Elder and Noah Tegeler finished 12th in 8: 39.56 minutes. The 1600 relay team of Wiedman, Elder, Kennan Walsh and Max Sager finished 15th in 3: 35.99 minutes.
Tegeler competed in the 1600 and was 27th in 4: 56.23 minutes.
Altamont had five individuals and two relay teams competing. The 400 relay team of Kolby Brewer, Logan Duncan, Xander Moschenrose and Tristan Rhodes finished 17th in 44.74 seconds. The 800 relay team of Moschenrose, Sam Mathesius, Brewer and Duncan finished 18th in 1: 34.77.
Individually, Mathesius finished 21st in the triple jump at 39 feet, 7 1/4 inches, a personal best while Eric Kollman finished 21st in the upper with a throw of 126 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Moschenrose was 24th in the 200m in 23.72 seconds while Rhodes was 25th in the 300 hurdles in 44.35 and Derick Budde was 26th in the 800 in 2: 04.93 minutes, a personal best.
Brownstown / St. Elmo’s Jace McWhorter competed in two events and won 13th place in both. He finished in 16.21 seconds in the 110 hurdles, a personal best, and covered 6 feet and 3/4 inches in the high jump.
Cumberland and Neoga each had a competitor. Galen Martinez of Cumberland was 28th in the 100m in 11.66 seconds. Neoga’s Brayden Cox was 29th in the 3200 in 10: 55.98 minutes, a personal best.
Newton had four individuals and two relay teams competing. Parker Wolf finished 16th in the 400 in 52.22 seconds while Evan Schafer finished 20th in the 400 in 52.65. Nick Zwilling was 20th in the 1600 in 4: 44.10 minutes and Jacob Wickham was 20th in shooting with a 42-foot, 11-3 / 4-inch throw.
The 3200 relay team of Zwilling, Nicholas Shamhart, Luke Weber and Owen Mahaffey finished 22nd in 8: 56.51 minutes. The 400 relay team of Isasc Flowers, Ben Meinhart, Schafer and Wolf did not finish.