Washington guests depart with setbacks

Bryan Veginski

The Washington girls track and field team surpassed guests Pekin and Canton April 21.

The Lady Panthers’ 71 points topped the Dragons by seven and the Lady Giants by 22 in a gathering of Mid-Illini Conference members.

Washington won the longest and shortest relay races.

In the 4x800, Courtney Spurgeon, Haley Willis, Julia Williams and Ashley Knott clocked a 10:48.7.

Lady Panthers Carly Slagel, Kyla Hinthorne, Ann Chapman and Ashley Scalf combined for a :55.6 in the 4x100.

Willis and Williams also won on the track with respective times of 2:36.4 and 5:35.2 in the 800 and 1600 runs.

In the 100 dash, Carly Slagel prevailed with a :13.4.

Brittany Spurgeon of Washington was a double field winner with triumphs in the high jump (4-feet-8-inches) and pole vault (6-6).

Chapman recorded a 29-10 1/2 in the triple jump to earn even-best honors for the Lady Panthers.

Boys track

Defending Mid-Illini Conference champion Pekin outscored Canton and Washington April 21.

The Dragons compiled 106 points, the Little Giants 60 and the Panthers 20.  

Kyle Zimmerman accounted for the Panthers’ only victory in Fulton County with a 17-1 long jump.

Canton and Washington’s participation in the make-up meet meant the cancellation of the Morton Co-ed Relays scheduled for the same night. Both schools were in that small field.