Morton track makes best of situation

Bryan Veginski

The shorthanded Morton girls track and field team lost a Mid-Illini Conference triangular at Pekin on April 7.

Dunlap was the winner with 97 points. The Dragons’ 41 points were four more than the Potters in a meet at Memorial Stadium.

Leah Getz provided the only Morton victory with a 300 hurdles time of 48.9 seconds.

The Potters were second in seven different events, all on the track.

Like their boys counterparts at Dunlap, Morton competed while on spring break.

Silver Streak Invitational

The Potters were a sixth-place finisher at Galesburg on Friday.

On a 45-point day that beat that beat seven other squads participating, Morton was guided by Getz with a :49.34 in the 300 hurdles, good for first-place distinction.

“The girls competed hard and brought home some awards from the Galesburg meet,” MHS head coach Lynn Rudin said. “They continue to shave off time and add distances in their events.”

Addy Baker was the 100 dash runner-up in 12.96 seconds, and she wound up fourth for the Potters on her second time triple jumping with a mark of 34 feet, 1 inch.

Madi Day was third with a :16.29 in the 100 hurdles, while Meridith McDonough provided the same finish with a 2:34.86 in the 800 run.

Cris Sheehan was third with a discus throw of 99-10. Morton had double scoring in that event as Natalie Schisler took sixth place.

Day was fifth in the 100 hurdles, the same standing for the 400 relay quartet of Getz, Savina Fischer, Day and Baker.

With 139 points, champion Dunlap had 53 more than second-place Notre Dame.

Boys track and field

Pekin fended off host Dunlap and Morton in a Mid-Illini triangular on April 7.

The Dragons won nine of the 18 events to collect 86.5 points, edging the Eagles by 6.5 for first place. The Potters were credited with 18 points.

Morton’s two wins both came on the track. Pekin was victorious in every field competition.

Jeff Abney sprinted to a time of 11.2  seconds in the 100 dash. Potters teammate Brady Carius was the fastest in the 1,600 run in 4:49.4.