Purple Panthers Begin 2019 In Jacksonville, Elsah


It's early in the spring sports season, but the Litchfield High School track team has two indoor meets under its belt this March.

On Saturday, March 2, the Panther traveled to Jacksonville, for the Crimsons' annual event. The Litchfield girls would finish 12th out of 30 teams, while the LHS boys were 14th out of 32.

The Lady Panthers would score in five events, with freshman Carly Guinn picking up the biggest single event haul with a second place finish in the high jump, clearing 5'0".

Junior Caroline Quarton would pick up points in two events, taking fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:37.18 and sixth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 6:04.20.

Litchfield's other points came in the 400 meter dash, where Hailey Bolte finished seventh with a time of 1:10.27, and the pole vault, where Carson Lemon finished eighth with a clearance of eight feet.

The Litchfield boys would also collect points in the pole vault. Will Carlile would finish fourth, clearing 11'6", while Garrett Flitz would clear 10'6" to finish sixth.

The Panthers' other points would come in the 4x800 meter relay with the team of Austin Niehaus, Damon Burdell, Cameron Crow and Alex Fischer running a 9:05.96 to grab fourth. The same group would nearly finish in the points in the 4x400, running a 3:58.46 to finish ninth.

Jersey Indoor Winter Thaw

The Litchfield 4x800 relay would also finish fourth in the Panthers' next meet, the Jersey Indoor Winter Thaw at Principia College in Elsah.

Austin Niehaus, Cameron Crow and Alex Fischer would be joined by Ethan Rigsby this time as the group ran a 9:07.37.

Litchfield would also get a top eight in the pole vault, with Will Carlile clearing 11'0" to finish eighth, but the big winner on the day was Sam Painter. In his first meet in the long jump, Painter popped a leap of 20'4" on his first try, just six inches off the state qualifying standard.

The Litchfield girls would also do well at the meet, with all eight entries finishing 11th or better. Carson Lemon would have the best finish of the day, a third in the pole vault with a clearance of 8'0".

The Panthers would also take two fourth place finishes, with the team of Caroline Quarton, Natalia Deren, Kylee Eiting and Hailey Bolte runing an 11:30.75 to place fourth in the 4x800 and Carly Guinn clearing 5'1" to take fourth in the high jump.

The Panthers hope to get outside on Tuesday, March 19, when they host South Central Conference foes Greenville and Gillespie at 4:30 p.m.

March 2 at Jacksonville

Jacksonville HS Invite

Litchfield Boys Results

55m Dash Prelims: 47. Chase Dealy, 7.93; 49. Andrew Roach 8.19

200m Dash: 37. Colton Wall 30.06; 41. Aaron Roach 32.11

400m Dash: 18. Ethan Rigsby 1:05.11

800m Run: 31. Ethan Rigsby 2:31.84

4x200m Relay: 17. Colton Wall/Chase Dealy/Andrew Roach/Aaron Roach 1:56.97

4x400m Relay: 9. Austin Niehaus/Damon Burdell/Cameron Crow/Alex Fischer 3:58.46

4x800m Relay: 4. Austin Niehaus/Damon Burdell/Cameron Crow/Alex Fischer 9:05.96

Pole Vault: 4. Will Carlile 11'6"; 6. Garrett Flitz 10'6"

Litchfield Girls Results

200m Dash: 17. Carly Guinn 29.97; 21. Rylie Jagosh 30.42

400m Dash: 7. Hailey Bolte 1:10.27

800m Run: 5. Caroline Quarton 2:37.18; 13. Kylee Eiting 2:50.17; 

1600m Run: 6. Caroline Quarton 6:04.20; 9. Kylee Eiting 6:25.99

55m Hurdles: 9. Carson Lemon 10.27

4x400m Relay: 9. Hailey Bolte/Carly Guinn/Caroline Quarton/Rylie Jagosh 4:44.18

High Jump: 2. Carly Guinn 5'0"

Pole Vault: 8. Carson Lemon 8'0"

March 9 at Elsah

Jersey Indoor Winter Thaw

Litchfield Girls Results

400m Dash: 9. Rylie Jagosh 1:07.51

1600m Run: 10. Kylee Eiting 6:09.56; 11. Caroline Quarton 6:10.44

60m Hurdles: 10. Carson Lemon 11.01

4x400m Relay: 9. Hailey Bolte/Caroline Quarton/Carly Guinn/Rylie Jagosh 4:36.44

4x800m Relay: 4. Caroline Quarton/Natalia Deren/Kylee Eiting/Hailey Bolte 11:30.75

High Jump: 4. Carly Guinn 5'1"

Pole Vault: 3. Carson Lemon 8'0"

Shot Put: 24. Emilie Van 23'10"; Alivia Wyatt 22'10"

Litchfield Boys Results

60m Dash: 34. Chase Dealy 8.47; 35. Andrew Roach 8.64

200m Dash: 22. Chase Dealy 28.94

400m Dash: 42. Alex DeLaCruz 1:09.44; 43. Aaron Roach 1:10.85

1600m Run: 32. Kevin Pollard 5:42.98; Jordan Sockamp 7:09.23

3,200m Run: 20. Kevin Pollard 11:59.80; 30. Jordan Stockamp 14:47.86

4x200m Relay: 16. Chase Dealy/Garrett Flitz/Andrew Roach/Aaron Roach 2:00.39

4x400m Relay: 14. Austin Niehaus/Ethan Rigsby/Cameron Crow/Alex Fischer 4:00.76

4x800m Relay: 4. Austin Niehaus/Ethan Rigsby/Cameron Crow/Alex Fischer 9:07.37

High Jump: 14. Cameron Crow 5'7"

Pole Vault: 8. Will Carlile 11'0"

Long Jump: 1. Sam Painter 20'4"

Shot Put: 36. Austin DeWitt 32'0"; 37. Dylan Maxwell 30'6"

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