Track: Royals face off with DeKalb Huntley, Belvidere South

Carol Carpenter races to the finish in the 1600-meter run during the Rochelle Middle School track and field meet against DeKalb Huntley and Belvidere South this past Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

Rochelle Middle School athletes continue NCJC action

DEKALB — The Rochelle Middle School track and field teams battled DeKalb Huntley and Belvidere South on Tuesday, April 26. The seventh-grade boys finished second with 49.5 points and the seventh-grade girls took second with 34.5 points. The eighth-grade boys placed third with 29 points and the eighth-grade girls finished third with 23 points in the three-school meet.

7th Girls

Sixth-grader Karli Klavanga finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:21.67. Cali Zies and sixth-grader Audrina Rodriguez placed third and fourth in the 800-meter run with respective times of 3:43.43 and 3:46.14. Sixth-grader Carol Carpenter and Jizell Cantu finished first and second in the 1600-meter run with respective times of 6:27.47 and 6:28.54.

Jasmine Walsh took second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 19.97 seconds. Rochelle’s 400-meter relay team (Zoe Norberto, Bezzali Cadenas, Josselyn Ortega and Rodriguez) finished third with a time of 1:10.80. The 800-meter relay team (Paris Washington, Adyson Carter, Abby Losoya and Zies) finished third with a time of 2:22.81. The 1600-meter relay team (Klavanga, Noeberto, Vanessa Ortiz and Loreley Gonzalez) placed third with a time of 5:44.00.

Rodriguez won the shot put with a throw of 20 feet 5 inches. Losoya placed second in the discus with a throw of 37 feet 5 inches and Carpenter took second in the high jump with a leap of 3 feet 8 inches. Vivian Worthington placed third in the triple jump at 17 feet 5 ½ inches.

7th Boys

Eliud Lombardia finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.64 seconds and Victor Lombardia took third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.25 seconds. Montre Kelsaw placed fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:17.98 and Alejandro Pellicer finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:03.88. Mason Ludwig placed second in the 1600-meter run with a time of 6:02.72 and Devin Macek took second in the 110-meter hurdles at 20.16 seconds.

Rochelle’s 400-meter relay team (Angel Hernandez, Eliud Lombardia, Victor Lombardia and Macek) finished second with a time of 56.03 seconds. The 800-meter relay team (German Albertson, Pellicer, Macek and Pedro Rosales) won with a time of 2:00.84. The 1600-meter relay team (Albertson, Ludwig, Aaron DeClerck and Eliud Lombardia) won in 4:49.67.

Victor Lombardia finished second in the discus with a throw of 79 feet 3 inches. Macek and Zach Smith went first and second in the high jump with clearances of 4 feet 8 inches and 4 feet 2 inches. DeClerck won the triple jump with a distance of 25 feet.

8th Girls

Ryelee Bogle took fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 15.35 seconds and Valerie Saldana finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 31.76 seconds. Christina Jones placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:21.05 and Brittany Ibarra took second in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:18.61. Saldana won the 1600-meter run in 6:32.92.

Rochelle’s 800-meter relay team (Kyrie Cragin, Bogle, Ashley Dickey and Saldana) finished second with a time of 2:18.51. Rochelle’s 1600-meter relay team (Keirra Clark, Jones, Jaydin Dickey and Savanna Wilson) took third with a time of 6:13.00. Jazlynn Quinonez took fourth in the discus with a throw of 37 feet 11 inches and Cragin placed fourth in the high jump with a clearance of 3 feet 8 inches. Bogle finished second in the triple jump at 25 feet 5 inches.

8th Boys

Kevin Orozco took third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.39 seconds and second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.54 seconds. Parker Slattengren finished fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:07.09 and Declan McGee placed second in the 1600-meter run at 5:59.68. Wyatt Worthington took second in the 110-meter hurdles at20.62 seconds.

Rochelle’s 400-meter relay team (Elijah Mayen, Orozco, Owen Tooley and Gabe Montes) finished second with a time of 55.85 seconds. The 800-meter relay team (Van Gerber, Mayen, Miles Hunley and William Sunderlin) took third with a time of 2:00.04. The 1600-meter relay team (Levi Waddle, McGee, Worthington and Slattengren) placed second with a time of 4:47.86.

Montes took third in the high jump with a clearance of 4 feet 8 inches and Orozco placed second in the long jump with a distance of 15 feet 11 inches. Mark Green and Gerber finished third and fourth in the triple jump with distances of 31 feet 6 inches and 29 feet 10 ½ inches.

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