Rocks sweep QC Indoor titles


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Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2013, 10:22 pm
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The Rock Island boys' and girls' track team coasted to titles at the Quad City Indoor meet that concluded on Thursday. The Rocks won the 10-team boys' title by scoring 47.5 points, 28.5 more than runner-up Moline. On the girls' side, they rolled to the 14-team title by scoring 97.5 points. Pleasant Valley (53 points) took second.

Rocky senior Derrick Willies, the reigning Class 3A 110-meter hurdles state champ, set a meet record in the 55 hurdles. Willies won the race in 7.6 seconds, beating the 13-year-old record by more than one-tenth a second. Rocky junior Chris Ehimnenm bested the triple jump record by more than a foot. Ehimnenm jumped 45-feet-11 to win the title.

The Rocks also received wins from Aaron Arrington (high jump) and Ben Kochuyt (pole vault). Rocky won the 4x200 relay.

Other local boys' winners included United Township's Todd Flamer (200, 400), Alleman's Ethan Adlfinger (1600) and Scott Schilb (shot put).

Mystique Thompson held Rocky earn wins in the 200 and 4x200. Mariah Hoover (long jump) and Hannah Willhite (triple jump) also won for the Rocks.

Alleman's McKenna VanMeigham (pole vault) and Orion's Madison Schulenberg (high jump) rounded out the local winners.




















 




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