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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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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