July 1, 2022 Local Stories in and Around St. Joseph, Illinois

Three relays, three individuals move on to state for SJO boys’ track and field

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School boys’ track and field team will have a solid contingent representing the Spartans at the Class 1A state meet.


SJO qualified three relay teams and three individuals to this year’s event, which starts on Thursday with prelims at O’Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston and concludes on Saturday with the finals.


The Spartans placed fourth as a team at this past Friday’s sectional meet that SJO hosted, compiling 55 points. Salt Fork won the meet with 11 points, while Maroa-Forsyth (87), Uni High (58), SJO (55) and Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin (45.5) rounded out the top five schools.


The Spartans’ 800-meter relay team of Brady Buss, Aiden Meyer, Dwight Colvin and Lane Gaskin posted a time of 1 minute, 31 seconds flat to win a sectional title and tie Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley for the state’s top time in the event going into state. The Spartans’ 400 relay also won a sectional title as Buss, Meyer, Colvin and Gaskin placed first in 43.49.


Another SJO relay, the 1,600, also will run at state after Gaskin, Kaleb Harshbarger, Meyer and Ethan Vanilew placed sixth at the sectional meet but compiled a state-qualifying time of 3:31.58.


Gaskin will also stay busy at the state meet in an individual event after the senior qualified in the 200 with a time of 23 seconds flat at the sectional meet that placed fourth.


Sophomore Hayden Knott will represent SJO in the shot put after he had a state-qualifying toss of 49 feet, 3.25 inches that landed him a fourth-place finish at the sectional meet. Junior Nolan Peacock will also compete at state after placing second in the pole vault by clearing 11-9.

Banner
Related Posts

Johnson exploring college choices

May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019

Caleb Johnson has options. The St. Joseph-Ogden senior committed to play baseball for William Penn University in January but the...

Way to go, SJO: Spartans’ girls’ basketball heading to state!

February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019

In a season full of signature wins, the St. Joseph-Ogden High School girls’ basketball team delivered another one on Monday...

Dowling sets home run record, SJO softball reaches 20-win mark

May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019

Two notable historic accomplishments have happened recently for the St. Joseph-Ogden High School softball team. First, Bailey Dowling is now...

Kaiser, Albrecht spark latest win by SJO volleyball

September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School volleyball team kept right on rolling Monday night after placing second this past Saturday at...

SJO cross-country is heading to state!

November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019

Detweiller Park, here they come. After two stellar postseason races, the St. Joseph-Ogden High School boys’ cross-country team and girls’...

Crowe named student athlete of the month

January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019

St. Joseph-Ogden Senior Peyton Crowe loves science. She loves science so much she plans on majoring in it at Parkland...

Cramer, Lannert spark SJO girls’ basketball to fifth at State Farm Holiday Classic

January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020

Close games. Again. Clutch moments. Again. The small-school State Farm Holiday Classic had all of these attributes — and more...

Brazelton, Roesch combine on no-hitter as SJO baseball wins its first six games

April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

The St. Joseph-Ogden baseball team last played in the state tournament in 2017. With the way the Spartans have opened...

Cramer, Jacob come up clutch in SJO girls’ basketball’s win against Tuscola

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School girls’ basketball team has fared well under pressure so far this season. The Spartans’ latest...

SJO softball vies for 11th straight regional title on Saturday

May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019

A year ago, the St. Joseph-Ogden High School softball team defeated Maroa-Forsyth to win a Class 2A sectional title. On...

Hamilton, Taylor spark SJO girls’ track and field at Sages Invitational

April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

The regular season is winding down for the St. Joseph-Ogden High School girls’ track and field team. And the Spartans...

Knap, Jones lead balanced SJO girls’ cross-country effort in Monticello

October 24, 2020

October 24, 2020

Consistent running is key for any cross-country team. Not having one runner separate themselves too far from their teammates or...

Spartans fall to T-Town

February 23, 2019

February 23, 2019

NORMAL— All basketball teams have an off-night shooting occasionally. It’s just too bad that the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans picked the...

Pence, Smith lead Spartans as they prepare for postseason

February 7, 2022

February 7, 2022

The significance of the games will only increase as the days add up in February.And the St. Joseph-Ogden High School...

Spartans hope to raise the bar

August 27, 2021

August 27, 2021

By Jim Cotter St. Joseph-Ogden football hopes raise the bar this season.Last season, the Spartans finished 2-4. The Spartans are...

Comments
Leave a Reply