The O’Neill Lady Eagles played host to their own meet last Thursday. O’Neill finished with 103 points finishing in third place in the team race behind Champion Battle Creek and runner-up, Ord.
O’Neill was led this week by Samantha Eichelberger who won the 100 high hurdles in a time of 17.28; placed third in the 100 with a time of 13.47 and third in the 300 low hurdles with her personal best time of 49.67. Samantha also ran a leg of the 4 x 100 that finished in second.
Freshman, Lilly Thompson continues to have a great first season as a high school competitor, winning the 800 with a personal best time of 2:32.98. Lilly also ran legs of the 4 x 800 and 4 x 400 relays.
Mikayla Marvin continues to consistently clear 10 feet in the pole vault and placed 2nd in the event. Teammate Amanda Pischel cleared 8-0 to finish in sixth.
Aurora Gutshall continues to do well in her events. Aurora placed third in the 100 high hurdles with a time of 17.41 and cleared 4-8 in the high jump to place fourth.
In the 3200, O’Neill did very well with Abby Gillham finishing in second with a time of 13:24.98 and freshman Whitney Watson finishing in fourth place with a time of 14:13.81.
Briaunna Parks ran her best time of the year in the 200, 28.50, to finish in fourth place. She also ran legs on both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays.
Allison Ludwig did well in the jumping events again this meet. She finished in fifth place in the long jump going 14-3 and third in the triple jump with a leap of 31-7.
Blair Langan had another good meet by placing third in the shot put with a 31-4 toss. Gabbie Scott threw the discus 90-0 to claim the fourth place medal.
The 4 x 800 relay beat their best time of the season by over 20 seconds with a time of 10:55.89 to finish in fourth place. Team members include Lilly Thompson, Payton Birkel, Claire Morrow and Tessa Rainforth.
O’Neill’s 4 x 100 finished in second place with a time of 55.55. Running for the Eagles were Aurora Gutshall, Briaunna Parks, Allison Ludwig and Samantha Eichelberger.
The 4 x 400 relay rounded out the placers by finishing in fourth with a season best time of 4:35.41. Team members were Briaunna Parks, Claire Morrow, Mikayla Marvin and Lilly Thompson.
“I feel we are really coming together as a team right now. We have not scored over 100 points at our meet in a long time. We had many girls contribute to the team score and showed some real competitive spirit," Head Coach Mike Peterson said. "I am really impressed with how freshman Lilly Thompson and sophomore Sam Eichelberger are competing so hard right now for the team. We look forward to staying in Holt County again next meet at the West Holt Invitational on Thursday, April 21st.”
photo credit: Coach Mike Peterson