Sectional Champions!

Saturday, May 24 2014 - IHSA 1A Sectionals (Boys)

The boys team wrapped up the team championship season with a sectional title; their third in a row. 

The team scores are as follows:
Plains 103
Eureka 86
Lewiston and Williamsville 69
Tremont 67

The following have qualified for the state championship meet on Thursday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston:
Matt Utterback: High Jump
Zach Schmitt: Discus
Jake Wayda: 300 hurdles
Mitch Johnson and Mira Patocka: 800 meter run
Tyler Johnson and Daniel Plunkett: 1600 meter run
4x800 relay: David Plunkett, Daniel Plunkett, Tyler Johnson, Mitch Johnson

Individual medal winners for the sectional meet include:

100: Joseph Livingston (5th place)
800: Mitch Johnson (1st place) Mira Patocka (8th place)
1600: Tyler Johnson (2nd place) Daniel Plunkett (3rd place)
3200: Connor Riddle (5th place) Adam Ely (6th place)
110 HH: Jake Wayda (3rd place)
300 hurdles: Jake Wayda (2nd place)
High Jump: Matt Utterback (1st place)
Shot Put: Zach Schmitt (5th place)
Discus: Zach Schmitt (1st place)
pole vault: Jake Wayda (4th place)
4x100: David Shultz, Joseph Livingston, Tyler Watkins, Joe Reinert (3rd place)
4x200: Jake Eames, Joseph Livingston, Tyler Watkins, Joe Reinert (4th place)
4x400: David Plunkett, Tyler Watkins, Mitch Johnson, Daniel Plunkett (3rd place)

The following athletes PR'd at the sectional meet:
Jakob Verhulst (110 HH) 17.74.  He was also a finalist in the event, finishing in 8th place.
Joseph Livingston: 200 prelims: 23.65 FAT
Chad Kennedy: 400 meters: 57.05
800 meter run: Mira Patocka: 2:00.19
Connor Riddle: 3200 meter run: 10:44.91
Adam Ely: 3200 meter run: 10:54.44
Jake Wayda: 300 hurdles: 42.59
Mason Kaufmann: long jump: 16'10.5"
Jake Eames: Triple jump: 35'4.25"
Zach Schmitt: shot put: 42'0.5"
Shane Semen: shot put: 39'4.5"
Zach Schmitt: discus: 141'8"

Other sectional highlights include:
David Plunkett split a 2:02 in the 4x800, a season best.
The 4x100 ran 45.47, over a second off that groups previous best mark.  

The following school record marks were set:
Mitch Johnson, 800 meter run: 1:58.16
Tyler Johnson, 1600 meters: F/S and school record: 4:27.19