Hawks boys track tops Ogle County field
Oregon won six events on its way to taking top honors in the Ogle County Track Meet on Tuesday in Rochelle.
The Hawks finished with 114 points, 19 more than runner-up Rochelle. Byron (70.5), Polo (67.5) and Stillman Valley (27) rounded out the field.
Claiming wins for Oregon were Ashton Rutherford in the pole vault (13 feet), Garrett Newman in the 400 (51.74) and Jake Kleveland in the 300 IH (42.75).
The Hawks also won the 400 (44.34), 800 (1:32.85) and 1,600 (3:33.15) relays.
The lone champ for Polo was Bryan Kraft, who won the 110 hurdles (16.24).
Oregon 2nd, Polo 3rd at Ogle County: Cydney Long was part of three wins on the track, and the Hawks won four of the six field events in a runner-up finish to Byron at the Ogle County Meet in Rochelle.
Long won the 100 hurdles (16.86 seconds) and 200 (27.49), and also ran in the 400 relay (51.40). She teamed with Emylyn Wright, Whitney Long and Devyn Absher in the 400 relay, and that quartet also took second in the 800 relay (1:50.57).
Shannon Cullen won both the shot put (37 feet, 9 inches) and discus (106-1), while Sarah Lauer won both the triple jump (33-5) and long jump (16-0 1/2) for Oregon. The Hawks also won the 3,200 relay in 10:57.56.
Byron won the meet with 136 points, just ahead of Oregon's 133. Polo-Forreston was third with 50, led by Mykil Baker's runner-up finishes in the shot put (35-2) and discus (104-2).
Panthers win Kewanee invite: Erie-Prophetstown piled up nine wins and swept all four relays on the way to the handily winning the team title at the Brockman Invitational in Kewanee.
Courtney Cobert and Peyton Rus led the Panthers, taking part in four wins apiece as Erie-Prophetstown piled up 163 points. Runner-up Annawan was a distant second with 102 points. Bureau Valley was sixth with 49.5 points.
Cobert won the 100 (13.19) and was a member of the winning 400 (50.49), 800 (1:47.54) and 1,600 (4:07.05) relays. Rus was also on the 400 and 800 relays, and won the long jump (16-10 3/4) and 200 (26.62).
Rachel Cobert and Paige Rus were each in on three wins for the Panthers; Cobert the 400, 800 and 1,600 relays, and Rus the 800 and 1,600 relays and triple jump (34-9 1/2).
Bureau Valley's lone win came from distance star Regan Weidner in the 1,600 (5:33.57).
Rochelle 3, Dixon 2: The Dukes won one singles match and one doubles match, but dropped a NIB-12 dual at home.
Matthew Kerr blanked Logan Quest 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles for Dixon (0-7, 0-7), while Kurt Gale and Romulo Lobo won a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 1 doubles.
Newman 7, St. Bede 2: The Comets won five singles matches and two doubles contests to even their season record to 8-8.
Connor Knack, Luke LeMay, Noah Leffelman, Drew Burger and Ken Ellorando won the Nos. 2-6 singles matches in straight sets. LeMay and Ryan Schaab teamed up to win in three sets at No. 1 doubles, and Connor Brown and Todd Nelson won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Courtney Cobert and Peyton Rus, E-P girls track, part of 4 wins apiece
Cydney Long, Oregon girls track, won 2 individual events, 1 relay
Luke LeMay, Newman boys tennis, won singles & doubles