Girls Middle School Track · Girls Middle School Track finishes 1st place at Marion (Marion Relays)

  Place Points
Adams Central High School 1st 126

The Adams Central Middle School girls track team sailed to victory in the McCulloch Invitational Saturday at Marion High School with 126 points, 21 ahead of second-place Woodside (Homestead). The top scorer of the day for the Lady Jets was once again Marissa Van De Weg, who claimed first-place medals in the 1600 and 100 hurdles. Van De Weg, who set a school record earlier this year in the event, won the 100 hurdles by nearly a full second with a time of 16.86. In the 1600, Van De Weg battled the heat and outsprinted Addison Knoblauch of Woodside in the final straightaway to win in 5:47.
Kylee Roe came up big with a season-best 27’9½” to claim the shot put title while also taking fourth in the discus. Seventh-grader Addison Ward was the champion in the discus at 70’1”, and also finished fifth in the shot put, rounding out a big day for the AC throwing squad. Ava Macklin had a career day in the long jump, topping her previous best jump by a full foot in taking first place with a jump of 13’10½”. Macklin also took third in the 100 hurdles. Top sprinter Josie Isch—who broke the 100m school record last meet—also had a big day, finishing runner-up in both the 100 and 200 in times of 13.44 and 29.35, and anchoring the victorious 4 x 100 relay team of Jada Isch, Ady Newland, and Maddie Herring, who finished in 55.99. Meanwhile, the all-sixth-grade 4 x 400 team of Emilee Hirschy (split of 1:15.4), Brooke Fruechte (1:12.2), Juliana Sipe (1:10.3), and Abby Jauregui (1:13.1) ran a phenomenal race to finish third in 4:51, just behind the top two teams. Scoring some crucial late-meet points in the unusual 2400-meter run was seventh-grader Lily Anderson, finishing second in 10:19 after earlier taking sixth in the high jump with a leap of 4’0”.
Also scoring for the Lady Jets were seventh-graders Jada Isch (fifth in the 200 in 30.37), Sydney Jauregui (fifth in the 400 in 1:12.63 and sixth in the long jump in 12’9”), and Taya Green (sixth in the 400 in 1:12.82). Herring also took sixth in the 100 in 14.40, while sixth-grader Emilee Hirschy finished eighth in the 800 at 3:01.

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