Tigers win Rockridge Sectional

Robert Blackford/Editor
Sherrard senior Lacey Hainline wins the 100 meter dash at the Rockridge Sectional Friday, May 14. She and several teammates advance to state.

The Sherrard Tigers girls track team won the Rockridge Sectional Friday, May 14.

Sherrard scored 112 points followed by Riverdale, 89; Monmouth-Roseville, 63; Alleman 59 and Mercer County, 48.

Lacey Hainline qualified for state in four events, winning all four. Her 4 x 100 meter relay team won. Individually, she won the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. "This is what I've worked for all year," said

Hainline. I'm pretty excited." Hainline has qualified for state each of her four years at Sherrard.

Hainline's teammate at Sherrard Sarah Boraas also returns to state in four events. "Our team is excellent," said Boraas. "Being able to go to state is a big deal. I remember when I was a freshman, going to state and looking up to the older girls. I hope the younger girls this year look up to me."

Boraas added, "I'm absolutely thrilled. I couldn't have asked for more. This has been a really great day. State is what you work for. Boraas was a part of the winning 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay teams and won the 300 meter hurdles. She placed second in the 100 meter hurdles.

"We're peaking at the right time," said Boraas. "This is one of the best sectionals in the state."

Hainline and Boraas will have some company from fellow teammates: Allie Munday(pole vault, 4 x 200 and 4 x 400), Jaclyn Scavuzzo (pole vault), Kelsey Thompson (high jump), Mary McCormick (shot put), Katie Kirwan (4 x 100, 4 x 200 and 4 x 400), Madison Kissner(4 x 100, 4 x 200 and 4 x 400), Crystal Ponce (3200 meter run), Abbey Warner (4 x 400).

Qualifying for Rockridge were: Bree Lawless (shot put), Daisy Bower (high jump) and the 4 x 400 meter relay team (Lawless, Darcee Parchert, Emily Watkins and Chelsea McManus)

Mercer County's Miranda Biddle won the 3200 meter run. Biddle stayed with the front runners for the first part of the race and put the race away on the last lap. "I got out in front and I thought they would come with me. I got away. It was good to get away. Biddle will have some company at state as Logan Partlow qualified in the 400 meter dash; Bailey Krstic qualified in the long jump and Dylane Riddell won the discus.

State qualifiers in the individual events were:

Long jump: Haley Jones, Knoxville, 16-2.75; Bailey Krstic, Mercer County, 15-8.0

Pole Vault: Taela Hillyer, Alleman, 10-3; Allie Munday, Sherrard, 9-9 and Jaclyn Scavuzzo, Sherrard, 8-9.

High Jump: Claire McGuire, Monmouth-Roseville, 5-1; Emily Tysma, Riverdale, 5-1; Daisy Bower, Rockridge, 5-1; Kelsey Thompson, Sherrard, 5-1 and Mollie Murdock, United, 5-1.

Shot put: Bre Lawless, Rockridge, 35-9.5 and Maggie McCormick, 33-7.

Triple Jump: Mallory Gibson, Riverdale, 34-9 and Ciara Marlow, Monmouth-Roseville, 34-3.5.

4 x 800 meter relay: Elmwood, 9:51.83; Monmouth-Roseville, 10:04.43; Orion, 10:22.08 and Canton, 10:22.24.

4 x 100 meter relay: Sherrard (Katie Kirwan, Lacey Hainline, Madison Kissner and Sarah Boraas), 49.61; Port Byron, 51.31 and Alleman, 52.19.

3200 meter run: Miranda Biddle, Mercer County, 12:03.14; Mary Adlfinger, Alleman, 12:07.52; Crystal Ponce, Sherrard, 12:12.16; Mary Brokaw, West Central, 12:13.96 and Tessa Copple, Elmwood (Co-op), 12:16.35.

100 meter high hurdles: Alexa Allen, Riverdale, 14.83; Sarah Boraas, Sherrard, 15.06 and Allison Smith, Riverdale, 16.28.

100 meter dash: Lacey Hainline, Sherrard, 12.84 and Monique Decap, Alleman, 13.17.

800 meter run: Ashley Anderson, Orion, 2:24.80 and Madison Lefler, Canton, 2:25.00

4 x 200 meter relay: Sherrard (Allile Munday, Madison Kissner, Katie Kirwan and Sarah Boraas), 1:45.73; Riverdale, 1:47.73 and United(Blake Callihan, Katie Schag, Mollie Murdock and Carissa Youngquist), 1:51.38.

400 meter dash: Lacey Hainline, 59.24; Rebecca Gillen, Monmouth-Roseville, 1:00.83 and Logan Partlow, Mercer County, 1:01.68.

300 meter hurdles: Sarah Boraas, Sherrard, 46.34 and Allison Smith, Riverdale, 48.12.

1600 meter run: Jackie McKown, Elmwood, 5:28.59 and Lydia Smith, Canton, 5:33.34.

200 meter dash: Lacey Hainline, Sherrard, 26.21; Alexa Allen, Riverdale, 26.71 and Monique Decap, Alleman, 27:01.

4 x 400 meter relay: Monmouth-Roseville, 4:09.86; Riverdale, 4:10.99; Elmwood, 4:11.74; Sherrard(Allie Munday, Abbey Warner, Madison Kissner and Katie Kirwan), 4:12.28 and Rockridge(Emily Watkins, Bre Lawless, Darcee Parchert and Chelsea McManus), 4:16.00.