Boys Track: Hubs take 10th at Northern Illinois Invitational


Fresh-soph team finishes fourth

BELOIT, Wis. — The Rochelle Hub track and field team battled in the Northern Illinois Invitational at Beloit College on Saturday. The varsity team placed 10th out of 11 schools with 19.5 points and the fresh-soph team finished fourth with 31 points in the meet. 

Senior Zach Sanford took third in the shot put with a distance of 14.67 meters. Sanford placed sixth in the discus throw with a distance of 38.45 meters. Juniors Hayden Inman and Ethan Bergeson finished fourth and fifth in the pole vault with respective clearances of 3.20 meters. 

Junior Trey Taft placed ninth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.55 meters and senior Luke Orlikowski took ninth in the high jump with a clearance of 1.52 meters. Senior Ryan Simmons finished 11th in the long jump with a distance of 5.08 meters and Rochelle’s 3200-meter relay team (Chris Hickey, Wade Smith, Abel Huerta and Josue Huerta) took eighth in 10:05.22.

Rochelle’s 400-meter relay team (Irving Escalante, Luke Orlikowski, Taft and Griffin Ohlinger) finished fifth in 47.23 seconds and Bergeson took seventh in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.48 seconds. Ohlinger placed seventh in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.87 seconds and Rochelle’s 800-meter relay team (Ethan Wells, Orlikowski, Taft and Ohlinger) placed sixth in 1:38.87. Escalante finished fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.71 seconds.

Ohlinger took seventh in the 200-meter dash in 24.31 seconds. Rochelle’s 1600-meter relay team (Caleb Wyssbrod, Nathan Sergeant, Orlikowski and Escalante) placed seventh in 3:49.94.

Fresh-Soph

Sophomore Nathan Sergeant finished second in the high jump with a clearance of 1.57 meters and freshman Kenny Overton took fourth in the pole vault with a clearance of 2.44 meters. Freshman Jackson Smith placed fifth in the long jump with a distance of 4.69 meters and Sergeant finished fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 11.08 meters. 

Overton took fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 22.04 seconds and Escalante placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.92 seconds. Sophomore Alex Burke finished sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.94 and Sergeant placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.53 seconds. Burke finished sixth in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:31.82 and Smith took fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.55 seconds.

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