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NMS Track Season Underway

The Nashville Middle School  track team’s seasons are underway as the Jr. Hornets and Jr. Hornettes hosted their first home meet of the season on April 10, before competing in the Pinckneyville Invitational on April 12.

The Jr. Hornettes got first place finishes from Kylie Heidel, Hailey Baugh, Korbi Rhine, Jordan Donato, and the 4X400M relay team on their way to a first place finish in their home meet on April 10. Nashville finished with 79 points, 17 points ahead of second place Okawville. Centralia finished third, and St. Ann finished fourth.

Heidel and Baugh each finished first in two individual events. Heidel finished first in the hurdles with a time of 19.44, and in the 400m dash with a time of 1:07.78. Baugh took home first in the high jump, as she cleared 4’8” and the 800m dash with a time of 2:45. Both Baugh and Heidel were each a part of the 4X400m relay that crossed the line first along with Ashlyn Frazier and Donato. Donato took home first place in the long jump with a jump of 14’4”. Rhine finished first in the sixth grade 100m dash with a time of 14.98.

The Jr. Hornettes also got six second place finishes at the meet. Sami Edwards took home second place in both the shot put and the discus. Donato finished right behind her teammate in the 400m dash. Courtney Hallock finished second in the hurdles, while Daci Finke finished second in the 1600m run. The team of Hope Lizewski, Frazier, Ella Reed, and Hallock finished second in the 4X200m relay.

The Jr. Hornettes finished behind Smithton and St. Bruno in the Pinckneyville 204 Invitational on April 12. Nashville finished with 70 points in a closely contested meet, in which nine points separated the top-three teams.

The 4X400m relay team of Donato, Baugh, Frazier, and Heidel was the only first place finish for Nashville at the meet. Donato finished second in the long jump, and Baugh finished second in the 800m dash.

The Nashville Middle School boys track team had their first home meet of the season on April 10, and followed that up by competing in the Pinckneyville Invitational on April 12.

In their first home meet of the season, the Jr. Hornets finished second of four teams. The Jr. Hornets finished with 59 points, just ahead of Okawville and St. Ann. Centralia won the meet with 93 points.

Nashville had three first place finishers at the meet. The seventh grade 4X200M relay consisting of Carson Cook, Seldon Kozuszek, Andrew Windler, and Aidan Heimann finished first with a time of 2:05. The varsity 4X100M relay team of Theron Hausner, Ethan Oelze, David Arnold, and Austin Kozuszek finished ahead of the competition with a time of 58.22. The last first place finisher for Nashville was Ben Reid in the seventh grade 100M with a time of 13.03.

The Jr. Hornets had three second place finishers in the meet. Drake Sturgill finished second in the seventh grade 100M, Reid finished second in the 200M and Arnold finished second in the high jump.

The Jr. Hornets then competed in the Pinckneyville Invitational. Nashville finished 11th out of 16 teams competing.

The Jr. Hornets had two fifth place finishers at the event, as the seventh grade relay team of Reid, Radyn Schwartzkopf, Cook and Kozuszek took home fifth. Reid also finished fifth in the seventh grade 100.

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