Galva’s Peyton Sopiars had a record-setting night at the Lincoln Trail Conference Fresh-Soph meet Monday.

Sopiars breaks GHS triple jump record

Galva’s Peyton Sopiars had a record-setting night at the Lincoln Trail Conference Fresh-Soph meet Monday.

Sopiars won the triple jump at the LTC meet in Aledo with a leap of 43-1 1/2. That performance shattered the Galva High School record in the event, which was 43-0 set by Jeff Colgan in 1988.

Sopiars added another win in the meet by taking the 400-meter dash in a time of 53.61 seconds.

ROWVA-Williamsfield’s Lorin Peterson was victorious in the 1600-meter run (5:01.05) and 3200-meter run (11:39.08), and the Cougars picked up another win in the 4x800 relay (Adam Johnson, Will Spence, Peterson and Isaac Robinson) in 10:21.68.

The Cougars added a second-place finish in the 4x200 relay (Kale Campagna, Robinson, Spence and Masen Hunt) in 2:01.82

Ridgewood’s Keanan Dean won the discus with a throw of 113-0.

Annawan-Wethersfield won the team title with 124 points. ROWVA-Williamsfield was fourth with 59 points, followed by Galva seventh at 45 and Ridgewood eighth at 42.

Princeville won the girls meet with 142 points. Ridgewood finished fourth with 65 points and ROWVA-Williamsfield fifth with 45 points.

Lauren Anderson notched a win for Ridgewood in the high jump with a leap of 4-8. Adding seconds for the Spartans were Kalynn Webster in the triple jump (31-1 1/2) and the 4x100 relay (Taylor Sall, Kiley Martin, Anna Paul and Webster) in 54.82.

R-W’s top finish was a second-place effort from Taylor Main in the 200-meter dash (28.12 seconds).

 

Galva’s Foley wins two 

races at A-W Titans invite

The Annawan-Wethersfield boys and Abingdon-Avon girls captured the team titles at the A-W Titans Invite Friday at Wethersfield.

The A-W boys led the seven-team field with 153 points. ROWVA-Williamsfield finished third with 72 points, followed by Ridgewood fourth at 63.5 and Galva seventh with 37 points.

R-W picked up wins from Colton LaGrow in the 110 high hurdles (19.57 seconds) and Lorin Peterson in the 800-meter run (2:11.57).

The Cougars also received second-place efforts from the 4x400 relay (Nathan Cutts, Ben Woods, John Lane and Peterson) in 3:56.98 and the co-ed weightman’s relay (Amber Johnson, Madison Walker, DJ Cain and Caleb Thorne).

Evan Sullivan posted Ridgewood’s lone win in the meet by taking first in the 400-meter dash (57.06 seconds).

The Spartans added seconds in the 4x200 relay (1:42.44) and 4x800 relay (9:53.98).

Caelin Foley was a double winner for Galva as the junior distance ace swept the 1600-meter run (4:49.66) and 3200-meter run (10:32.31). Peyton Sopiars added another win for the Wildcats in the triple jump (40-10).

In the girls meet, A-Town edged A-W 108 to 105 for the team title. Ridgewood was fifth with 76 points and ROWVA-Williamsfield finished sixth with 52 points.

Ridgewood earned three wins on the night — Kalynn Webster in the triple jump (31-7), Julia Nail in the 400-meter dash (1:05.09) and the 4x100 relay in 56.24 seconds.

R-W had a trio of runner-up finishes — Lexie Little in the shot put (33-3), Annadoria Ledbetter in the 400-meter dash (1:05.09) and the 4x100 relay in 56.29 seconds.

 

ROWVA-Williamsfield boys fourth at Golden Eagle Invite

The ROWVA-Williamsfield boys finished fourth and Galva tied for eighth place at the Golden Eagle Invitational hosted by Mercer County Tuesday, April 24.

The Tigers tallied 40 team points with Jacob Varner leading the way. He finished second in the discus (123-10) and added thirds in the long jump (19-3 1/2) and triple jump (40-2).

Turning in fourth-place efforts for R-W were Colton LaGrow in the 110 hurdles (20 seconds), Lorin Peterson in the 1600-meter run (4:48.65) and the 4x800 relay (Peterson, Nate Peters, John Lane and LaGrow) in 9:33.89.

Peyton Sopiars led Galva with a second-place finish in the triple jump (41-11) and third-place effort in the 400-meter dash (53.2 seconds).

Monmouth-Roseville topped the nine-team field with 160 points.