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Photo by Diane CoxAlton sophomore Lajarvia Brown soars in the long jump at the 27th annual Roxana Girls Relays.
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Photo by Diane Cox
Jersey senior Mary Claire David attempts 5 feet, 4 inches at the high jump.
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Photo by Diane Cox
Pictured, from left, are CM’s Katie Kappler, Jersey’s Kiara Chapman, Mascoutah’s Jalyn Prewitt, Alton’s Tyrissa Holloway and Alton's Lajarvia Brown.
It progressed as a three-team fight for the team title Tuesday in the 27th annual Roxana Girls Relays.
And Civic Memorial’s Eagles came out on top.
They scored 80 points to edge Alton (75.5 points) and Jersey (75 points) in the six-team track competition. Mascoutah (62), Roxana (30) and Vandalia (27.5) completed the team scoring.
CM won four events and spread its points across the board. Alex Singleton was first in the 3,200-meters (12:18.43) and Mandy Arnold won the 100-meter high hurdles (17.21).
The Eagles were also winners in the low hurdle shuttle (1:04.5) and the distance medley (3:55.1). Hannah Niemeier, Megan Trost, Caleigh Bryan, Dakota Zimmerman, Katie Kappler, Singleton and Arnold contributed on those two relays.
“We’ve never won this meet in my 12 years as head coach,” CM coach Clint Walters said. “It was a big team win and nice to see us working together on the relays. It’s also a good tune-up for the Madison County Meet on Monday.”
Alton’s LaJarvia Brown won the 100-meters (12.85), the long jump (17 feet, 1 inch), the triple jump (37-6) and anchored the winning 4x100-meter relay team (51.87). Jewel Wagner (33-0- ¾) was first in the shot put and AHS teammate Malia Lewis prevailed in the discus (89-5).
Jersey’s Mary Kay Davis was first in the high jump (5-2) and the Panthers won the 4x400-meter relay (4:13.78).
O’Fallon 6, Alton 2 – The Redbirds outhit host O’Fallon, but suffered a Southwestern Conference defeat. The Panthers built a 4-0 lead by the second inning and held Alton scoreless until the seventh.
The Birds, getting two RBIs from Drake Hampton, fell to 11-8 and 2-4. The Panthers are 15-2 and 5-1 in challenging Edwardsville for the league title.
Cougars add Eby – SIUE coach Sandy Montgomery has announced the signing of Tess Eby of Grapevine, Texas, for the 2015 season.
She’s the fifth freshman recruit added to the program. Eby rounds out the Cougars' 2014 recruiting class, joining fellow signees Haley Adrian of Auburn, Ala., Baylee Douglass of Centralia, Mo., Sabrina Miller of Chicago Ridge and Maria Prete of Westmont.
A catcher and utility player, Eby comes to SIUE after lettering in all four years at Colleyville Heritage High School.
“Tess is a tough, technically-sound catcher with a great arm,” Montgomery said. “She played on a great high school team at Colleyville, and she brings a lot of intensity and competitiveness to our program.”
With the addition of Eby, the Cougars will have three catchers on the roster next season. Current freshman Amy Hurst, along with incoming recruit Miller, also are in the mix to take over for current senior starter Rachel Coonrod, an Edwardsville High graduate.