Track: RTHS hosts 43rd Annual RATC Invitational

Caleb Dreska zooms toward the finish line during the 200-meter dash at the 43rd Annual Rochelle Area Track Club Invitational on Saturday. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

Local athletes compete in several track and field events

ROCHELLE — Rochelle Township High School hosted the 43rd Annual Rochelle Area Track Club Invitational on Saturday, with athletes between ages 6 and 18 attending from around the northern and central Illinois area and competing in a full slate of track and field events.

5-8 Girls

Elizabeth Patterson won the 100-meter dash with a time of 27.27 seconds and the shot put with a heave of 1.67 meters. Raven Tilton won the javelin with a mark of 4.70 meters and the long jump with a distance of 1.64 meters. Patterson took second in the long jump at 1.34 meters.

5-8 Boys

Tate Bigelow won the 100-meter dash with a time of 16.87 seconds and Chase Marruffo won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:28.00. Jonathan Hernandez won the 800-meter run with a time of 3:32.03 and Caleb Johnson won the shot put with a heave of 3.96 meters. Marruffo won the javelin with a mark of 10.76 meters and Bigelow won the long jump with a leap of 3.31 meters.

9-10 Girls

Makynzye Bennett finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 42.86 seconds and Arabella Marruffo won the 800-meter run with a time of 3:37.81. Bennett won the shot put with a heave of 2.74 meters and Marruffo won the long jump with a distance of 2.55 meters.

9-10 Boys

Braxton Rosenthal took second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 17.64 seconds and Noah Hayden won the 200-meter dash with a time of 36.99 seconds. Owen McLaughlin won the shot put with a heave of 6.51 meters and Garrett Miller won the javelin throw with a distance of 17.49 meters. Rosenthal won the long jump with a distance of 2.98 meters.

11-12 Girls

Lily Wengelewski won the 100-meter dash with a time of 15.79 seconds and Mairin Meyers finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 37.89 seconds. Kylee Misch won the shot put with a mark of 4.41 meters and Emma Osborne took second in the long jump at 3.1 meters.

11-12 Boys

Kyler Rowe won the 100-meter dash with a time of 15.57 seconds and Eliot Kessen took second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 34.54 seconds. Cristopher Lawrence finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:35.19 and second in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:22.27. Reed Rowley placed third in the 1500-meter run with a time of 6:13.76.

Declan McKinney won the 80-meter hurdles with a time of 24.34 seconds and Rochelle’s 400-meter relay team (Michael Abell, Declan McKinney, Gabe McLaughlin and Eliot Kessen) won with a time of 1:06.22. Frank Hernandez won the shot put with a heave of 7.46 meters and Rowe won the javelin with a throw of 18.82 meters. Kessen won the long jump at 3.44 meters.

13-14 Girls

Vivian Worthington took third in the 800-meter run with a time of 3:33.79 and Samantha Overton finished third in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 26.38 seconds. Maddie Worthington won the shot put with a heave of 4.94 meters and the discus with a throw of 8.98 meters. Overton won the javelin at 12.10 meters and Vivian Worthington won the triple jump at 5.99 meters.

13-14 Boys

Caleb Dreska won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.69 seconds and the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.33 seconds. Tyler Johnson finished fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:11.07 and Danny Garcia placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:31.75. Garcia took second in the 1500-meter run (5:06.64) and Dreska won the long jump (4.75 meters).

Hunter Bivins won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 22.77 seconds and the 400-meter relay team (Rafael Herrera, Danny Garcia, Tyler Johnson and Hadley Losoya) won with a time of 1:18.77. Garcia won the shot put with a heave of 7.51 meters. Zachary Dreska won the discus with a throw of 18.09 meters and took second in the javelin with a mark of 24.45 meters.

15-16 Girls

Kennedy Adamski finished fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 15.63 seconds and Kyrie Cragin took seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 32.54 seconds. Alivia Henkel placed second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.51 seconds and first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:09.60. Samantha Sanford won the shot put with a heave of 8.10 meters.

Henkel won the discus with a throw of 20.81 meters and Adamski took second in the javelin with a throw of 21.95 meters. Adamski finished third in the long jump (3.89) and triple jump (8.56).

15-16 Boys

Jackson Smith finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 25.75 seconds and third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.22 seconds. Abel Huerta took third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:37.55 and tied with Declan McGee for first in the 1500-meter run (5:36.26). Kenny Overton placed second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 20.47 seconds.

Wyatt Worthington won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:13.04 and Jack Tarvestad placed second in the shot put with a heave of 9.45 meters. Tarvestad took second in the discus with a throw of 32.52 meters and Worthington finished second in the high jump with a height of 1.44 meters. Overton won the pole vault with a clearance of 2.54 meters and Smith won the long jump with a distance of 4.62 meters. Huerta won the triple jump with a mark of 9.40 meters.

17-18

Olivia Dreska won the discus with a throw of 14.93 meters and the javelin with a throw of 13.06 meters. Max Orlikowski took fourth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.17 seconds and Luke Orlikowski finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.63 seconds. Hayden Smith placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:46.26 and the 400-meter relay team (Ethan Bergeson, Luke Orlikowski, Max Orlikowski and Hayden Smith) won in 52.71 seconds.

Bergeson won the javelin with a throw of 25.90 meters and Luke Orlikowski took second in the high jump with a height of 1.65 meters. Bergeson won the pole vault with a clearance of 3.18 meters and Luke Orlikowski won the long jump with a distance of 5.76 meters.

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