Unity fresh/soph boys place 7th at Monticello

The Unity freshman/sophomore boys’ track and field team competed Saturday at the Monticello Freshman/Sophomore Invitational and finished seventh in the team standings with a total of 42 points in a field of 10 teams. 

The host Sages dominated the meet, scoring 176.5 points to win the team championship. Sangamon Valley came in second with 121.5 points, followed by Mahomet-Seymour in third with 107, Shelbyville in fourth with 92 and St. Joseph-Ogden in fifth place with 67 points.

Some of the Rockets worked on short rest Saturday after competing Friday night at the Unity Invitational. The best finish for Unity came in the freshman 1,600 meters, where Jarrett Cox placed first with a time of 4:57.19. Unity got a second place in the 3,200-meter run, where Derek Dayton crossed the finish line with a time of 11:14.55. The Rockets had four third-place finishes at Monticello. Connor O’Donnell ran a 5:09.03 in the freshman 1,600 meters to come in third; Noah Baxley was timed at 6:00.08 in the sophomore 1,600; Ben Gavel took third in the 3,200 with his time of 11:49.95; and the 4x100-meter relay quartet of Brown, Burgoni, Jones and Chilton was clocked at 49.45 seconds to take third in Division 1. Wyatt Camp came in fifth in the freshman shot put with a throw of 29 feet, 2 inches. 

Other results for Unity at Monticello included Riley Abrahamson (15.62) in the freshman 100 meters; Grady Burwell (14.15) in the sophomore 100; Jordyn Robinson (27.77) in the frosh 200 meters; Andrew Miller (8 feet) in the pole vault; Burwell (12 feet, 3 inches) in the long jump’ Evan LaFaivre (27 feet, 6 1/2 inches) in the freshman shot put; Cam Scott (32 feet) in the sophomore shot put; Camp (69 feet, 8 inches) and LaFaivre (48 feet, 5 inches) in the freshman discus; and Scott (98 feet, 8 inches) and Robinson (57 feet, 4 inches) in the sophomore discus. 

The next meet for the Unity freshman and sophomore boys will be the Tuscola F/S Invitational on Monday. The meet will get under way at 4:30 p.m.

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