Morton attains victories over Washington, Irish

Bryan Veginski

Metamora had the most points, but the Morton girls track and field team collected the most victories in a triangular meet on April 14.

The Redbirds were the Mid-Illini Conference leader with 76 points, followed by the Potters with 62 and Washington, the home team, was next with 48.

“A solid performance by the girls. We won the track, but could only place one in any field event,” MHS head coach Lynn Rudin said.

Addy Baker and Cris Sheehan won two events apiece for Morton.

Baker prevailed in the 100 dash in a time of 12.7 seconds before taking first place in the 200 in :27.9.

Sheehan was victorious with throws of 103 feet, 8 inches in the discus and 28-8 in the shot put.

Three Potters relays — the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 — ran meet-best times.

In the 400 relay, Savina Fischer, Leah Getz, Taylor Wright and Addy Baker clocked a time of 52.1 seconds.

Madi Day joined the Fischer-Wright-Baker trio to capture the 800 relay in 1:51.4.

The Morton quartet of Fischer, Madi Glatz, Alexa Crowe and Meridith McDonogh had a 4:25 to complete the 1600 relay the quickest.

Day won by a tenth of a second with a :16.5 in the 100 hurdles and Getz snagged the 300 hurdles title in 48 seconds.

MHS 78, Notre Dame 71

It was a role reversal in Peoria on April 15.

This time, the Irish had more victories, but lost the overall scoring battle with the Potters.

“We doubled up, placing second or third in many events to get us the win,” said Rudin.

Sheehan repeated as a field event double winner with marks of 98-8 in the discus and 27-5 in the shot.

Day topped 100 hurdlers with a :16.9 figure and Getz was the 300 hurdles leader in :50.1.

Fischer beat Glatz by a tenth of a second in 1:06.4 to triumph in the 400.

Day, Getz, Wright and Fischer teamed for a :53.2 to win the 4x100.

The Morton first-place foursome, in 1:58.2, in the 4x200 was Addi Bennett, Wright, Crowe and Meghan Horne.

Glatz, McDonough, Crowe and Getz recorded a victory in the 4x400 in 4:32.5.

Bloomington Invitational

The Potters placed 15th with 12 points on April 17.

“This meet is one of the top downstate meets,” Rudin said. “The girls brought home a few medals and several season-best performances.”

Day was third in the 100 hurdles in 16.29 seconds and Getz was fourth in the 300 hurdles with a career-fastest :47.57, the best time in the Journal Star area.

A personal best 32-5 triple jump gave Glatz eighth-place distinction.

The 1600 relay, made up of Macy Glatz, Madi Glatz, Crowe and Sophia Lange, ran a 4:20.86, the top Morton time in that event by three seconds.

McDonough (2:33.82) and Macy Glatz (2:34.31) had their lowest times of the year in the 800 run.

Team champion Springfield Southeast had 90 points, good for a 11.25-point edge over runner-up Normal University.

Boys track and field

Metamora was the big winner in a Mid-Illini triangular on April 14.

The host Redbirds earned 96 points to outscore Washington’s 57 and the 34 produced by Morton.

The Potters collected one victory apiece on the track and in the field.

Jeff Abney’s time of 23 seconds gave him the 200 dash title for the day.

Cody Hilliard of Morton was the leading high jumper after clearing 6 feet, 2 inches.

Metamora placed first in 13 of the 18 events at the Malone Field complex.

Galesburg Invitational

Morton was sixth with 138 points in the Silver Streaks’ A-B-C meet on April 17.

Brady Carius was an A Flight winner for the Potters with a 9:56.19 in the 3200.

Fifth-place Canton and seventh-place Limestone of the Mid-Illini were among the teams in the field.

Galesburg had 308 points to nip second-place Geneseo by two for the team championship.