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Hornettes Take Second At Conference, DuQuoin

The Nashville Hornettes track team recorded a pair of second place finishes last week at the River-to-River Conference Meet and the DuQuoin Invitational.

A strong day in the field events helped the Hornettes take second in Harrisburg at the conference meet last week.

Easten Hoepker and Abby Kroener had the top two spots in the discus, Annie Lietz took second in the pole vault and Allyson Grabowski finished second in the triple jump to help the Hornettes to their solid finish. Rachael Kell also took third in the high jump.

On the track, Nashville had a strong showing in the hurdle events. Taylor Cook won the 300-meter hurdles and Haylee Kania finished third, while Alyssa Lohmann took the second spot in the 100-meter hurdles.

The Hornettes were back in action Monday at the DuQuoin Invitational, where they finished second overall in their second straight meet.

Kroener had the best discus throw this time, nudging out Hoepker by three feet. Christine Garner was second in the pole vault, while Mariel Elliott went for second in the triple jump. Emily Harper took third in the shot put, while Kell and Vanessa Wyciskalla tied for third in the high jump.

Jaylyn Bower won the 3,200-meter run for Nashville’s best individual finish on the track. Teammate Madison Frerker was second in the event. Cook also took third in the 300-meter hurdles.

DuQuoin was the Hornettes’ last tune-up before they host Friday’s sectional meet.

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