Senior Morgan Fox tries to clear the bar during the Pole Vault event at the SIRR Mississippi Division Conference track meet.
After taking home the SIRR Mississippi Division title last season, the Nashville Hornettes had another strong showing, but settled for second place. The Hornettes finished with 143 points, but the conference title went to the DuQuoin Indians, who finished with 173 points. The conference meet was the last regular season meet for the Hornettes. The Hornettes will compete at Sectionals on May 12 in Chester.
After weather pushed the SIRR Mississippi Division Conference Meet back one day, DuQuoin dominated the meet and took home the title. The Lady Indians finished first place in 10 of 18 events to take home their first ever conference title. The Hornettes had a strong showing but could not overcome DuQuoin in the final standings. Nashville took home three first place finishes, seven second place finishes, and seven third place finishes at the meet.
For the third straight year, Taylor Cook became the conference champion in the 300m hurdles with a time of 50.09. Cook was also a part of two relay teams that took home first place. For the second straight year, the Hornettes took home first place in the 4X400m relay. The team of Kylie Kozuszek, Cook, Sabrina Kollbaum and Jadah Heidel finished with a time of 4:27.67, which was just ahead of second place DuQuoin. The 4X800m relay team of Cook, Kozuszek, Maschhoff, and Kollbaum also took home first place with a time of 10:50.
The Hornettes took home second place in seven different events at the meet, five of which were field events. Morgan Fox cleared 8’6” in the pole vault to take home second. Sydney Schnitker took home second in both the long jump and triple jump. Schnitker finished with a jump of 15’9.25” in the long jump, and a jump of 34’04.75” in the triple jump. In shot put, Carli Hoffman threw 36’1” for second place, while Janie Holle finished second in the discus with a throw of 95’10”. Heidel brought home the only second place finish in the running events for the Hornettes in the 400m dash with a time of 1:03.68.
Nashville also took home seven third place finishes at the meet. Heidel finished third in the triple jump. Josie Middleton finished third in the discus. Holle took home third in the shot put. The 4X100m relay team of Avery Meade, Hannah Meade, Schnitker, and Destyn Hausner crossed the line just behind Sparta for a third place finish. Avery Meade was third in the 100m dash. Grace Maschhoff took home third place in the 1600m run, and Hausner finished third in the 200m dash.