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.
Full results are available at http://crossroadstiming.com/results/2018/McCulloch_JHS/index.html