The Community R-VI track and field team had athletes advance past districts in two events during the district track meet held last Saturday in New Haven.
The Lady Trojans were led by the 4×200-meter relay team of Hayley Kinder, Elisa Swaim, Paige Risenhoover, and Deann Brooks.
This squad took third place with a time of 2:01.88 and broke a 10-year-old school record in the process.
Brooks didn’t advance in the triple jump but did take fifth with a leap of 29’11”.
Alissa Craig also advanced after she tossed the shot put 29’05.25” for fourth place. Craig was also sixth in the discus with a toss of 80’08”.
All of the athletes will perform in Saturday’s State Sectionals held at Lutheran North High School.
The Lady Trojans, as a team, did have the 12th most team points in the 17-team meet districts.
The lone Trojan, Eric Hombs, didn’t advance but did make the always tough 100-meter finals and was eighth (12.32).
In the javelin, he set both a personal record and school record with a toss of 103’05. It was only the third time he’s participated in the event as he placed eighth.
The Lady Trojans did place 10th overall with nine points, beating out Elsberry.
Deann Brooks led the team with a third place leap of 32’01.75” in the triple jump. She was also seventh in the 200 meters (29.63).
Craig was eighth in the shot put (29’04.50”).
Hombs didn’t earn points in the conference. His best finish was a 10th place time of 12.35 in the 100 meters.