Points scarce for I-70 Conference girls' performers
Points were hard to come by for the I-70 Conference's contingent of athletes at the Class 1 State Track and Field Meet at Dwight T. Reed Stadium on the Lincoln University Campus in Jefferson City Friday and Satur-day.
The six teams that had at least one entrant combined to score 23 points, well back of Class 1 champion Valle Catholic, which accumulated 66 points.
Midway was second in the team standings with 39-1/3 points. Marion County had 37-1/2 points, St. Joseph Christian 34 and Liberal 30 to close out the top five.
The top team placement for the I-70 Conference was Orrick, tying for 27th place with eight points. Lone Jack tied for 46th place with six points. Santa Fe tied for 40th place with five points. Sweet Springs tied for 44th with four points.
Sweet Springs' four points came from one jump in the long-jump competition, Brittany Hig-gins stretching out to 16 feet, 1-2-inch, finishing fifth. The event was won by Mallory Eitel of La Plata at 16-6 3/4. Orrick's Sa-mantha Fulte was seventh at 15-9 1/2.
Santa Fe accumulated most of its points from two seventh-place finishes turned in by Katey Peters.
Peters chopped off nearly 14 seconds of her her previous-best time in the 1,600-meter run Fri-day, claiming seventh place in 5 minutes, 38.64 seconds. The winner of the event was Ryleigh Reagan of DeKalb in 5:23.62.
Peters qualified for the final in the 800-meter run by turning in the eighht-best time of 2:32.40 on Friday. She finished fifth in her heat.
In the final on Saturday, Pe-ters completed the two circuits around the all-weather track in 2:36.61, less than two seconds back of Mound City's Jordan Pankau (2:34.49) for sixth place.
The 800-meter run was captured by Kelsey Callahan of Knox County in 2:24.75.
The Lady Chiefs also earned a point and a state medal in the 4x800-meter relay, finishing in eighth place Saturday.
Santa Fe's Molly Mahoney, Tristin Sowers, Masey Peters and Katey Peters were clocked in 10:40.15, nearly three seconds ahead of ninth-place Jasper (10:43.14).
The 4x800-meter relay was won by Valle Catholic in 10:09.14.
Orrick's eight points were scored by Fulte, as she added a third in the triple jump at 33-3 1/2. The event was won by Bry-anna Cerveny of Westran at 33-10.
Higgins finished out of the money in the triple jump, winding up 11th at 31-4 3/4.
The Lady Chiefs failed to score any points in the 100-me-ter dash, Chelsea Winter winding up 12th in 13.33 seconds.
The Lady Chiefs' 4x400-me-ter relay team of Mahoney, Sow-ers, Masey Peters and Katey Pe-ters wound up 14th in 4:30.88.
Winter and the Lady Grey-hounds' Ashlyn Schlatweiler did not make the initial height in the pole-vault competition.
Concordia was represented by entrants in four events, in-cluding two relays.
Cassidy Brockman had the best finish, winding up 10th in the 300-meter hurdles in 50.66 seconds, just ahead of Higgins in 11th place in 50.77 seconds.
The Lady Orioles' Taylor Bit-tiker was 13th in the 1,600-meter run in 6:03.39 seconds.
In the 4x200-meter relay, the Lady Orioles' Taylor Borgstadt, Brockman, Cassie Colborn and Kayla Sinclair wound up 16th in 1:55.37.
The Lady Orioles' foursome of Borgstadt, Sinclair, Colborn and Brockman also was 16th in in the 4x400-meter relay in 4:38.90.