OTTAWA – Mendota’s boys’ and girls’ track teams competed in the Illinois Valley Invitational on May 9 at Ottawa.
The Lady Trojans finished in fourth place with 39 points. The top three teams were St. Bede (173), Hall (146) and Streator (133).
Alexis Finley turned in a pair of first-place finishes for Mendota. She crossed the finish line ahead of the pack in the 800-meter run (2:57.65) and the 1600-meter run (6:50.86).
The Lady Trojans also took fourth place in four events.
In the boys’ meet, Mendota scored 20 points and finished in sixth place. Ottawa (151) and LaSalle-Peru (127) occupied the top two positions.
The Trojans’ 4x800 meter relay team had the best finish on the day, taking third place with a time of 9:46.54. Mendota runners were Anthony Kelson, Jacob Carr, Kody Chase and Mason Koch.
Mendota placed fourth in two events.
Illinois Valley Invite
St. Bede 173, Hall 146, Streator 133, Mendota 39
Mendota 1st place: Alexis Finley, 800m run, 2:57.65; Finley, 1600m run, 6:50.86
Mendota 4th place: Grace Wasmer, 200m dash, 31.6; 4x400m relay (Natalie Bodmer, Ashley Caracheo, Finley, Wasmer), 5:27.75; Bodmer, discus, 59-5; Wasmer, long jump, 13-1
Mendota 5th place: Bodmer, 400m dash, 1:18.71
Mendota 6th place: Dessa Komitas, 400m dash, 1:33.05
Mendota 7th place: Wasmer, 100m dash, 14.8; Bodmer, 200m dash, 36.09
Mendota 8th place: Caracheo, 100m dash, 16.96; Komitas, discus, 40-6; Caracheo, long jump, 10-0
Ottawa 151, LaSalle-Peru 127, Streator 116, St. Bede 86, Hall 51, Mendota 20
Mendota 3rd place: 4x800m relay (Anthony Kelson, Jacob Carr, Kody Chase, Mason Koch), 9:41.54
Mendota 4th place: Chase, 1600m run, 5:27.98; Koch, long jump, 17-4
Mendota 5th place: Koch, 400m dash, 1:00; 4x400m relay (Kelson, Koch, Chase, Jose Belmonte), 4:12.04
Mendota 6th place: Kelson, 110m hurdles, 19.32; Kelson, 300m hurdles, 47.49