Washington loses Co-ed Relays title in tiebreaker

Bryan Veginski

The Washington girls track and field team split April 22 with Dunlap and Pekin.

The Panthers lost to both Mid-Illini Conference schools in another triangular meet on the same day.

Host Dunlap recorded 92.5 points to win the girls’ competition. Washington, with five of its six wins on the track, had 49.5, while Pekin compiled 44.

In the 4x800, Ashlee Knott, Haley Willis, Kassidy Dexheimer and Hailey Tranchitella was the winning quartet in 10:15.2.

Knott, Tranchitella, Hailey Widder and Brittney Wright clocked a time of 4:13.9 to capture the 4x400.

The Lady Panthers also won the three longest individual races.

Willis was first in the 3200 run in 12:30.7. Knott outlasted all 1600 contestants in 5:37.5 and Tranchitella registered a 2:31.4 in the 800.

Savanah Weston provided Washington’s field win with a 33-foot-4-inch triple jump.

Pekin was the winner in the boys’ league meet they hosted with 87 points. Dunlap was next with 70, followed by the Panthers’ 29.

Washington’s two victories at Memorial Stadium were split between the track and field.

Jacob Lee ran the 3200 in 10:28.21 to prevail in that event. Tyler Burns cleared six feet for the top high jump figure.

Morton Co-ed Relays

Washington and the host Potters were tied with 62 points April 24.

Morton won the tiebreaker, most first-place finishes (8-6), to earn the title.

Knott, Lee, Tranchitella and Walter Koch had a 9:30.04 to capture the co-ed 3200 relay.

Knot, Lee, Willis and Seth Borrowman were victorious in the co-ed distance medley (800-800-1600-1600) in a time of 15:18.1.

Lady Panthers Widder, Dexheimer, Cassie Shaw and Tranchitella rose to the top in the girls sprint medley (200-200-400-800) in 4:32.09.

In the girls 800 relay, Nicole VanBeuning, Shaw, Hayli Kulavic and Weston were winners in 1:54.09.

Knott, Willis, Tranchitella and Widder ran a 4:14.41 to take the girls 1600 relay crown.

Washington’s lone field victory was by the combination of Allison Faivre, Weston, Rachel Spires, Tanner VanDeVeer, Travis Wright and Burns. They measured a 194-4 in the co-ed triple jump.

Third-place Canton won three times in the field in a 35-point performance.