ROCK FALLS – Mendota’s track teams went up against two other schools in a triangular meet at Rock Falls on April 13.
The Lady Trojans finished second in the team standings with 38 points, while Rock Falls ran away with the meet with 84 points. Fulton checked in last with 36 points.
Mendota had three first-place finishes. Mari Biers claimed the 100-meter dash with a time of 14.32, while Abby Phalen easily outdistanced the competition in the triple jump with a distance of 32-6. Lauren Schimmer won the high jump with a leap of 5-0.
Rock Falls also won the boys’ meet with 91 points, followed by Fulton (47) and Mendota (33).
The Trojans picked up three first-place finishes. Jonathan Patino crossed the finish line ahead of the pack in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:18.41. Eli Otterbach was two inches better than his opponents in winning the high jump with a measurement of 5-8, while Austin Lipe captured the triple jump with a distance of 37-10.5.
Rock Falls 84, Mendota 38, Fulton 37
Mendota 1st place: Mari Biers, 100m dash, 14.32; Abby Phalen, triple jump, 32-6; Lauren Schimmer, high jump, 5-0
Mendota 2nd place: Emma Foley, 100m dash, 14.5; Lydia Willis, 400m dash, 1:15.41; 4x100 relay (Biers, Kylee Zinke, Foley, Abby Motter), 54.38; 4x200 relay (Biers, Zinke, Motter, Phalen Hessenberger), 1:58.17
Mendota 3rd place: Gabbi Brown, 800m run, 3:21.64; Hessenberger, high jump, 4-8; Hessenberger, long jump, 13-11; Willis, discus, 100-2
Mendota 4th place: Foley, long jump, 13-6.75; Schimmer, triple jump, 28-8.75; Willis, shot put, 31-7
Rock Falls 91, Fulton 47, Mendota 33
Mendota 1st place: Jonathan Patino, 800m run, 2:18.41; Eli Otterbach, high jump, 5-8; Austin Lipe, triple jump, 37-10.5
Mendota 2nd place: Preston O’Sadnick, 300m hurdles, 46.21
Mendota 3rd place: Eddy Sandoval, 400m dash, 56.58; Jose Sandoval, 800m run, 2:30.38; J. Sandoval, 1600m run, 5:45.57; O’Sadnick, 110m hurdles, 18.82; Lipe, long jump, 17-2.5; Cole Stremlau, discus, 100-2
Mendota 4th place: E. Sandoval, long jump, 16-6; Evan Stielow, shot put, 35-11