Morton girls track team sprints past Richwoods, three others

Bryan Veginski

The Morton girls track and field team dominated the competition on March 31.

The Potters generated 117.5 points to easily outscore the rest of the field in a quadrangular Lincoln hosted.

The Railsplitters were next with 60.5 points, followed by Pontiac with 37 and Peoria Christian with 33.

Nine of the 11 Morton victories were on the track, including three relays.

Erika Gordon, Lexie Collins, Alicia Urban and Joy MacLean clocked a 12:14 to take the 4x800.

In the 4x100, Madi Day, Taylor Wright, Leah Getz and Addy Baker prevailed in a time of 51.8 seconds.

The Potters’ 4x400, which was an event winner in 4:33, was comprised of Madi Glatz, Savina Fischer, Collins and Meridith McDonough.

Day’s :16.5 in the 100 hurdles was the best of the day, while Getz captured the 300 hurdles in 48.6 seconds.

Morton was victorious in the three longest individual races as well. Tiffany Coon finished the 3200 run in 14:45, Natalie Park crossed in 6:30 in the 1600 and McDonough recorded a 2:37 in the 800.

Baker led the way with a :12.9 in the 100 dash.

Sarah Huser skied 4-feet-8-inches win the high jump, while Glatz posted a 31-9 in the triple jump.

MHS 91, Richwoods 45

Another dozen first-place outcomes produced a 46-point Potters win on the road on April 2.

Glatz, Baker and Day all won two times individually in Peoria.

Glatz registered a 1:07 in the 400 and measured out a 32-1 triple jump.

Baker again posted a :12.9 in the 100 and leaped for a 14-7 in the long jump.

Day doubled up in the hurdles, winding up with a :16.6 in the 100s and a :50.8 in the 300s.

Cris Sheehan provided Morton with a third field triumph with a discus throw of 103-1.

Macy Glatz had a comfortable margin with a 2:37.7. in her 800 victory. Sophia Lange snagged the 400 in 1:05.4.

Natalie Daugherty, Kiersten Naas, MacLean and Park cut nearly 28 seconds off the Potters’ 3200 relay time from two days earlier with an 11:46.3.

A :53.4 in the 400 relay by Getz, Wright, Fischer and Baker engineered a win.

Madi Glatz, Lange, McDonough and Getz were the fastest quartet in the 1600 relay in 4:25.7. It was a more than seven-second improvement from Morton’s March 31 figure.

Lady Dragon Relays

Morton earned a sixth-place invitational standing with 61 points in Pekin on Saturday.

Two victories guided the Potters’ effort at Memorial Stadium.

Collins, Macy Glatz, Lange and Getz attained a title in the frosh/soph 1600 relay in a time of 4:27.3.

The 400 throwers relay was made up of Schisler, Caitlyn Rossman, Sheehan and Madi Glatz. It completed the race in :57.7.

Getz, Collins, Natalie Schisler and Day were second in the 4x100 hurdles, the same position in which the frosh/soph sprint medley — Lange, Maddy Rench, Olivia  Taluc and Macy Glatz — landed.

The Morton high jump, triple jump and discus all were third.

The varsity 400 relay and long jump were fourth, the varsity 800 relay fifth and 4x1600 relay sixth, giving the Potters scoring in 11 competitions.

Dunlap was the leader of the 11-team field, which included six Mid-Illini Conference entrants, with 143 points.