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EP wins Morrison Relays title

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:22 a.m. CST

Erie-Prophetstown won six of the 12 varsity events at Bud Cole Field, scoring 56 points to win the team title Thursday at the Morrison Relays.

Aly Wetzell and Olivia DeWitte took part in three wins for the Panthers. Wetzell was on the winning 400 relay (53.80 seconds), 1,600 relay (4:35.11) and 800 spring medley relay (2:01.72) teams, while DeWitte ran on the victorious 1,600 relay, 800 sprint medley and 3,200 relay (11:10.49) teams. Allisa DeShane and Avery Simester were both on the 400 relay and 800 sprint medley relays, while Maddie Fringer ran in the 400 relay and 400 hurdle shuttle (1:07.96). Rachel Cobert was on the 1,600 relay squad, and she also won the triple jump (34 feet, 1 1/2 inches).

West Carroll was second with 34 points, taking second in the 400 relay (55.63) and 800 relay (1:58.14). Oregon took third with 29 points, led by Shannon Cullen wins in the shot put (37-2 1/2) and discus (104-5). Whitney Long won the high jump (5-2), and joined Hailey Long, Cydney Long and Bryie Horn to win the 800 relay (1:55.61).

Milledgeville-Eastland placed fifth (14 points), as Miranda Grisham won the long jump (16-0 1/2); the Missiles added a second in the 800 sprint medley (2:03.70). Newman was sixth (9), led by a runner-up finish in the 1,600 relay (4:41.81).

Fulton was eighth (4), winning the distance medley in 4:49.68 with the quartet of Breanna Eissens, Sarah Stephan, Rebecca Winkel and Jordan Price. Morrison was ninth (3 points), led by Brandi Hosford's second place in the triple jump (33-7).

Polo 6th at Stillman: The Marcos got wins from Serenity Stapleton and Naeva Groenewold in an eight-team meet in Stillman Valley.

Stapleton won the high jump (4 feet, 8 inches), and Groenewold took the long jump (14-7 1/2). Polo-Forreston also grabbed a pair of thirds, in the 400 relay (58.04) and the 1,600 relay (4:41.86).

The Marcos finished with 38 points. Boylan won easily with 192, followed by Lutheran (72), Genoa-Kingston (70) and Rockford East (69).

Boys track & field

Polo wins in Hanover:
The Marcos won two events and took second in 10 more to earn top honors at a six-team meet at River Ridge High School.

Brad Cavanaugh won the high jump (6 feet, 2 inches), and Jeff Kimpel took the shot put (39-8) to lead Polo-Forreston, which scored 105 points to easily outdistance runner-up Galena-East Dubuque-River Ridge (65 points) and third-place Lena-Winslow (56).

Also for the Marcos, Brian Cavanaugh was second in the high jump (6-0), long jump (18-11) and 800 (2:14.40), while AJ Dollmeyer and Max Barkalow were also runners-up in multiple events. Dollmeyer was second in the discus (113-0) and shot put (39-2 1/2), and Barkalow took second in the 400 (57.10 seconds) and 200 (25.11).

West Carroll took fifth with 44 points. Jeff Casey won the 1,600 (5:14.20), while Devin Saunders, Cameron Ehlers, Jusitn Johnson and Jordan Bracero took the 800 relay (1:42.64). Saunders, Johnson and Bracero teamed with Mason Vanhook to take second in the 400 relay (49.47), and Ehlers added a runner-up finish in the 300 hurdles (47.79).

Girls soccer

Geneseo 4, Dixon 0: The Maple Leafs put away this NIB-12 match by tacking on two goals in the last 15 minutes in Geneseo.

The Duchesses (1-3, 0-1 NIB-12 West) will start play in the Princeton tournament today.

Streator 1, Sterling 0: The Warriors dropped a close NIB-12 West match to the Bulldogs in Streator.

Thursday's stars

Aly Wetzell & Olivia DeWitte, EP girls track, took part in 3 event wins each

Shannon Cuillen, Oregon, won shot put & discus at Morrison Relays

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