Hornettes top field at Sparta Sectional

News-DemocratMay 11, 2013 

The Nashville Hornettes qualified four individuals and three relay teams for the girls state track and field meet while winning the Class 1A Sparta Sectional on Friday.

The Hornettes amassed 99 points, edging out Chester by three points to claim the team title.

Senior Hannah Seeger won the pole vault and senior Easten Hoepker won the discus for Nashville.

Seeger cleared 8 feet, while Hoepker had a toss of 106-5.

Also punching their ticket to state for the Hornettes were senior Erica Brown, who was second in the triple jump with a leap of 32-3, and senior Sydney Thompson, who was second in the 300-meter low hurdles with a time of 53.91 seconds.

The Hornettes also won the 800 relay in 1:49.72 and placed second in the 400 relay and 1,600 relay.

Althoff had three state qualifiers.

Sophomore Marla Harla won the high jump by clearing 5-0 and junior Carla Brooks won the shot put with a throw of 38-2 1/2.

Junior Savannah Ames was second in the 1,600 with a time of 11:41.22.

Red Bud senior Brittany Burmester swept the 1,600 and 3,200.

Red Bud teammate Deana Detering was second in the 3,200.

Junior Kalli Hentis qualified for state in the 100 and 200 for the Musketeers, who placed third with 60 points. She took third in both races, running a 12.93 in the 100 and clocking in at 26.22 in the 200.

Metro-East Lutheran freshman Karley Schley won the 800 with a 2:25.7.

Wesclin's Erin Johnson was second in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.43. The Warriors' Katie Jokisch was third in the 400 with a state-qualifying time of 1:01.4.

Also earning a state berth for Wesclin was Jessica Jump, who was second in the 100 with a 12.9, and its 3,200 relay, which ran a 11:01.52 to place second.

Class 2A

Jacksonville Sectional

Highland junior Lena Giger won both the shot put and the discus on Thursday night at the Class 2A Jacksonville Girls Track and Field Sectional.

Giger tossed the shot put 45 feet, four feet further than second-place finisher Claire Nolan of Taylorville.

Her throw of 128-9 in the discus was more than 12 feet further than runner-up Shauniera Wilson of Springfield Southeast.

Also representing the Bulldogs at the state meet next week will be Allison Zobrist and Emily Holtzclaw.

Zobrist won the 3,200 in 11:26.25. She also placed fourth in the 1,600 with state-qualifying time of 5:18.29.

Holtzclaw was second in the 800 with a 2:23.34.

Highland ended up placing fourth at the meet with 59 points.

Greenville's Mattie Carter qualified for state in the pole vault. She placed second by clearing 9-3.

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