Monks break records as Eagles fly on Track

Heather threw her way into the record books with a new record in the shot put of 36’ 3.25” beating the old mark of 35’ 8.5” held by Kim Gact set in 1995. The boys 4 x 100 relay team of Monk, Jeremy Forker, Brian Trump and Kyle Mathewson tied the school record at 44.47 seconds during Thursday’s meet.

The Eagle boys remained undefeated on the season as they defeated Westview 81-51 and Bethany Christian 119-11 last Tuesday night. On Thursday they beat West Noble 77-55 and Lakeland 91-41. Then on Saturday the Eagle team won the Churubusco Invitational with a score of 168 points while the second place team Fremont had 86.5 points. The Eagles protected their two year reign as the Invitational Champions.

“I put a challenge up to our team before the meet. Going into the meet we were the favorites and everyone was gunning for us,” explained Coach Zach Dock. “The night before the meet I really couldn’t sleep. All I could think of was Super Bowl three where the Colts were the better team and it wasn’t even going to be a game. Why were the Jets even showing up? I stressed to our kids that they have to go out and perform to their best and we will come out on top. That’s what they did and right now they are enjoying the riches of being the Champions here today.”

Tuesday it was Mathewson who swept the 100 and 200 with Trump in second place. Thursday was Trump’s turn as he swept the events with times of 11.39 and 23.05. In the hurdle events Josh LeFever topped Monk in the 110 meter hurdles but finished second in the 300 meter hurdles. Thursday Monk took both races on the day.

Skylar Greve was first in the shot put and Spencer Conrad placed first in the discus both nights.

The Eagles were led by workhorses Mathewson, Monk and Trump on Saturday. But the performance of Austin Hively in the 800 meter run was exciting as it came down to five runners at the end. Hively gave his all and claimed victory as the top five runners finished within 1.19 seconds. Another exciting race was the 4 x 400 meter relay as Woodlan edged out Churubusco by just .16 seconds to give the Eagles a second place finish. The 4x 400 team consists of Bob Arvola, Forker, Hively and LeFever. Coach Dock was proud of the distance runners as they grabbed points that Busco didn’t receive the last couple seasons.      Davon Geiger got fourth in the 1600m, with a time of 4:56.77 and Greg Bloem got seventh with a time of 5:05.75. In the 3200 meter run, Connor Hogeston got third with 10:49.51 and Davon Geiger fourth with a time of 10:51.14. 

Girls track faced Westview and Bethany Christian on Tuesday. In the 100m dash, Summers got second with 13.7. In the 400m dash, Gross got third with 1:10.2. In the 1600m, Fehring got second with 6:12.5. In the 300m hurdles, Frericks got third with 1:01.1. In the 800m run, Fehring got third with 2:50.4. In the 200m dash, Summers got third with :29.7. In the 3200m, Eyer got first with 13:09. In the long jump, Hunsberger got third with 11’8. In the discus, Monk got first with 113’11” and Lehner got second with 98’10”. In the shot put, Monk got first with 33’9 1/2” and Lehner got third with 27’2”. In pole vault, Gross and Frerick tied for third with 6’6”. Busco got second in the 1600m 4×4 with a time of 4:59.7.

On Thursday, the Busco girls went  against West Noble and Lakeland. The girls beat Lakeland 69-60. In the 100m dash, Summers got first with 13.18 and Monk got second with 13.68. In the 200m dash, Summers got first with 28.16. In the 400m dash, Gross got second with 1:07.55. In the 1600m run, Eyer got third with 5:39.87. In the 400m relay, Busco won 54.44. In the long jump, Summers got first with 14’6 1/4”. In pole vault, Gross got second with 7’0” and Frericks got third with 6’6”. In shot put, Monk got first with 36’3 1/4”, which broke the school record in the women’s shot put. In the discus, Monk got first and Lehner got second.

Track is back in action Saturday with the girls Turtletown invite. Tuesday will be both girls and boys at home against Angola and Fairfield.

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