On Monday, April 29, the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Junior High boys and girls track teams ventured to Fairfield to take part in the SIJHSAA Track Regional against several other area track teams. Those teams taking part in this Regional were: Allendale, Cisne, East Orchard Christian Academy, Jasper-Geff, New Hebron, New Hope, NCOE, Olney St.Joe, Mt.Carmel St. Mary’s, and Wayne City.
In order to advance to the State Track Meet which will be held in Herrin at the Herrin Sports Complex on Saturday, May 11, participants had to place in the top two of their event.
At the day’s completion the Junior Cardinal participants would find the Varsity 800M Relay team made up of Colby Prather, Jaden Simmons, Cain Weaver, and Cord Tucker finishing the race in 2nd place which earned a State Track Meet berth. In addition to this, the 1600M Relay team of Cord Tucker, Cain Weaver, Jaden Simmons, and Joel Hortin would run away from the pack to finish in 1st place in convincing fashion to also earn a trip to the State Track Meet.
The Lady Cardinal track squad fared well also with the 400M Relay team of Bree Vollman, Lydia Vinyard, Morgan Bryant, and Mack Terrell recording the top time to earn a 1st place finish and a State Meet trip. The 800M Relay team made up of this same group of Lady Cardinals would also earn the right to compete in the State Meet with another first place finish.
On the individual side, Bree Vollman advanced to the State Meet in the 8th Grade 100M with a second place finish and Ebany Jolley would also advance to the next level when she crossed the line in 2nd place in the 800M run.
The following are the final results of both the boys and girls that took part in the Regional Meet:
Jr. Cardinal Results:
Erik Healy - 13’8” 3rd place
Joel Hortin - 1:03.29 3rd place
Cord Tucker - 1:04.89 4th place
Braden Mendoza 6:30.37 5th place
Varsity 800M Relay
Colby Prather, Jaden Simmons, Cain Weaver and Cord Tucker - 2:03.07 2nd place (state qualifier)
8th Grade 100M
Erik Healy 13.43 3rd place
Colby Prather 2:41.80 3rd place
Erik Healy 28.97 4th place
Cord Tucker, Cain Weaver, Jaden Simmons and Joel Hortin - 4:13.10 1st place (state qualifier)
Lady Cardinal Results:
Bree Vollman - 5th Place 4’4”
Lydia Vinyard 3rd Place 19.9
Bree Vollman, Lydia Vinyard, Morgan Bryant, and Mack Terrell - 1st Place 57.69 (state qualifier)
Ebany Jolley 6:55.72
Bree Vollman, Lydia Vinyard, Morgan Bryant and Mack Terrell - 1st Place 2:06.82 (state qualifier)
7th Grade 100M
Mallory Fulkerson 4th Place 15.37
Kate Bond 5th Place 15.63
8th Grade 100M
Bree Vollman - 2nd Place 14.33
Mack Terrell 5th Place 14.9
Ebany Jolley - 2nd Place 2:59.66 (state qualifier)
1600 M Relay
Kate Bond, Hailei Yeager, Ebany Jolley, and Mack Terrell - 4th Place
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