The O’Neill Lady Eagles traveled to Wayne High School on Tuesday, May 2nd, to compete in the Mid State Conference Track and Field Meet. The meet was rescheduled from the previous Saturday due to adverse weather conditions.
O’Neill battled with several teams all day long for the team title, but did not have enough points late in the meet to contend for a title. Battle Creek won the meet followed by runner-up Crofton.
Junior Mikayla Marvin, continued her impressive season in the pole vault. Marvin first topped the Mid State Conference record by clearing 10-10 and then went on to eclipse the school record she shared with Bobbi Walters 11-2, by clearing 11-3. Teammate Caleigh Miles also had a great day in the vault by getting over 10-0 for her career personal best to finish in second place.
Senior Tori Wendell had a career day in the long jump also. Wendell leaped to her personal best distance of 16-7 to finish in second place. She also finished in fifth place in the triple jump going 32-8.
The Lady Eagle throwers put in some personal bests also. Three throwers had personal bests at the meet. Junior, Gabbie Scott, eclipsed her personal best in the discus by over 20 feet by throwing 114-08 to place fifth. Emily Morrow and Emma Krysl both had career days in the shot put. Morrow threw 34-3.5 to finish in 5th and Krysl 33-10 to claim sixth.
The hurdlers had a great day as all three girls made the finals of the 100 high hurdles. Aurora Gutshall finished in 3rd place with a time of 16.64 and Taya Rainforth fifth with 17.37. Freshman, Makayla Hilker, ran her personal best time of 17.69 and finished in eighth.
Samantha Eichelberger came back again from an injury to place fifth in the 100 with a time of 13.62.
Another Lady Eagle who had a career day was Junior, Payton Birkel who competed in the 800. Birkel finished in fifth place with a personal best time of 2:28.88. Only .31 seconds separated third place from fifth.
The 4 x 800 relay time ran their best time of the season, 10:39.0, to finish in fifth. Team members were Claire Morrow, Briaunna Parks, Payton Birkel and Lilly Thompson.
“We were in a battle with five other teams all day but just did not have the points in the end. I was so excited for our vaulters to both get personal bests, including Mikayla’s new school record of 11-3. We look forward to heading back to Wayne on Thursday, May 11th for the B-4 District Meet.”