IVC track hits busy week

Justin Miller
Natalie Wolf takes on the long jump for the Ghosts in a recent home meet.

The Illinois Valley Central girls’ track team had a busy but successful week that began with a freshman/sophomore meet in Lewiston, April 11.

“I was happy to see the many personal records that were achieved this week,” coach Gwen Hemstreet said. “We still have three more weeks of the regular season before (North Central Illinois) Conference season and Sectionals begin.”

Haley White took second in the triple jump with a personal record of 31’9 1/2.

Emily Bartlett set a personal record when she finished the 300m hurdles in 51.8.

Kaylee Truninger finished the 800m in 2:46.2 and finished third overall with a personal record.

The team hosted Notre Dame and conference rival Spring Valley Hall April 12 and set several more personal records.

Aubrey Allison set a personal record in the 400m with a time of 1:03.7.

In the mile, Jessica Owdom set a personal record with a time of 5:57.6 and also came in second.

Jameel Woods took third in the discus with a personal record throw of 76’7.

The team took on Lewiston on the road Thursday night.

“The night was awful for running due to constant 20-30 mph winds all night,” Hemstreet said.

Emma Hoerr finished second in the shot put with a personal best throw of 37’7.

Hoerr also placed second in the discus with a throw of 110’.

Jameel woods threw 32’7 in the shot put, her personal record.

“I think it was good for the girls to experience a night like that because when it comes down to qualifying for Sectionals, we will have no control over the weather,” Hemstreet said.

The Ghosts next compete at 4 p.m. Thursday at Dunlap.