OTTAWA – Mendota’s boys’ and girls’ track teams concluded the regular season by participating in the Illinois Valley Invitational on May 6 at Ottawa.
The Lady Trojans finished sixth in the eight-team field with 48 points. Ottawa took top honors with 136 points. The Trojans were seventh out of eight with 28 points. Streator claimed the team title with 137 points.
In the girls’ competition, Teghan Tillman had Mendota’s lone first-place finish with a distance of 16-1.75 in the long jump. Lydia Willis place second in the shot put (35-3) and discus (117-6), while Natalie Bodmer took second in the 1600-meter run (6:23.69).
For the boys, Kevin Lewis turned in the best individual finish for the Trojans with a third-place effort in the discus (111-0). The 4x200-meter relay team also captured third place in a time of 1:41.22. Runners were Chris Sandoval, Emiliano Arteaga, Jae’Shaun Hughes and Cole Stremlau.
May 6 – IV Invite
Ottawa 136, LaSalle-Peru 114, St. Bede 74, Hall 69, Putnam County 51, Mendota 48, Streator 33, Ottawa Marquette 1
Mendota 1st place: Teghan Tillman, long jump, 16-1.75
Mendota 2nd place: Natalie Bodmer, 1600m run, 6:23.69; Lydia Willis, shot put, 35-3; Willis, discus, 117-6
Mendota 3rd place: Tillman, high jump, 4-10
Mendota 5th place: 4x400m relay (Tillman, Devin Wade, Morgan Gonda, Bodmer), 4:50.14; Lauren Schimmer, high jump, 4-6
Mendota 6th place: Gonda, 100m dash, 14.02; 4x100m relay (Kaysee Villegas, Camille Jones, Twila Martinson, Gonda), 56.5; 4x200m relay (Villegas, Wade, Martinson, Gonda), 2:05.89; Wade, long jump, 12-11.75
Streator 137, Hall 94, LaSalle-Peru 74, Ottawa 73, St. Bede 57, Putnam County 46, Mendota 28, Ottawa Marquette 18
Mendota 3rd place: 4x200m relay (Chris Sandoval, Emiliano Arteaga, Jae’Shaun Hughes, Cole Stremlau), 1:41.22; Kevin Lewis, discus, 111-0
Mendota 4th place: Eddy Sandoval, 400m dash, 55.73; 4x800m relay (Jose Sandoval, Tristan Joyce, Tyler Preston, Sam Lawrence), 9:47.44
Mendota 5th place: Damien Magallanes, 110m hurdles, 19.16; 4x400m relay (C. Sandoval, J. Sandoval, Joyce, Stremlau), 4:00.16; Stremlau, discus, 107-3
Mendota 6th place: 4x100m relay (C. Sandoval, Josue Arteaga, E. Arteaga, E. Sandoval), 48.05; J. Arteaga, long jump, 15-11.5
Mendota 7th place: Joyce, 800m run, 2:26.94
Mendota 8th place: C. Sandoval, 200m dash, 24.95; J. Sandoval, 1600m run, 5:20.95