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Chester hosts first home track meet

Boys are runners-up; girls place third

  • Chester senior Jacob Cowell won the pole vault -- his second win in a row -- at the first Chester home meet of the year. Cowell vaulted 3.20 meters to win the event and help his team finish second.

    Chester senior Jacob Cowell won the pole vault -- his second win in a row -- at the first Chester home meet of the year. Cowell vaulted 3.20 meters to win the event and help his team finish second.
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  • CHS senior Maria Nickle finished seventh in the 1600-meter (1-mile) run Tuesday, March 29, at the first home meet of the 2022 season. Nickle turned in a time of 7:35.6 to help the Lady Jackets finish third out of seven teams.

    CHS senior Maria Nickle finished seventh in the 1600-meter (1-mile) run Tuesday, March 29, at the first home meet of the 2022 season. Nickle turned in a time of 7:35.6 to help the Lady Jackets finish third out of seven teams.
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BY JIM BEERS
Contributing Writer
updated: 4/5/2022 7:53 PM

The Chester YellowJackets and Lady Jackets hosted their first home meet of the season Tuesday, March 30, at the Charles R. Young Memorial Track and Field Complex on the campus of Chester High School.

The CHS boys placed second out of eight teams while the girls finished third out of seven teams.

In the boys division, the Nashville Hornets placed first with 140 points. They were followed by Chester (2nd, 117); Steeleville (3rd, 101); Sparta (4th, Tie, 59); Red Bud, (4th, Tie, 59); Waterloo Gibault (6th, 28); Eldorado (7th, 21); and New Athens (8th, 1).

The girls division was won by Nashville with 203 points, followed by Murphysboro (2nd, 130); Chester (3rd, 68); Red Bud (4th, 66); Sparta (5th, 59); Steeleville (6th, 11); and Waterloo Gibault (7th, 6).

Field events

HIGH JUMP: Boys: Cooper Eggemeyer, Chester (5th, 1.57 meters); Lannin Caron (7th, 1.52 meters); Girls: Mabry Wingerter, Chester (2nd, 1.42 meters)

POLE VAULT: Boys: Jacob Cowell, Chester (1st, 3.20 meters); Lannin Caron, Chester (3rd, 2.30 meters); Girls: Jasmine Merideth, Chester (3rd, Tie, 1.85 meters)

LONG JUMP: Boys: Isaac Jany, Chester (3rd, 5.62 meters); Jacob Cowell, Chester (5th, 5.54 meters); Cooper Eggemeyer, Chester (8th, 5.26 meters); Will Schuwerk, Chester (10th, 4.49 meters); Girls: Giana Eggemeyer, Chester (3rd, 4.28 meters), Mabry Wingerter, Chester (6th, 3.97 meters)

TRIPLE JUMP: Boys: Jacob Cowell, Chester (1st, 11.25 meters), Lannin Caron, Chester (4th, 9.52 meters); Girls: Paige Vasquez, Chester (3rd, 8.22 meters)

DISCUS: Boys: Isaac Jany, Chester (5th, 104-07); Girls: Briley Miles, Chester (6th, 73-11), Alyssa Seymour, Chester (13th, 63-05), Rylie Conley, Chester (18th, 50-02)

SHOT PUT: Boys: Isaac Jany, Chester (1st, 13.44 meters), Jonathan Renfroe, Chester (11th, 9.70 meters), Gavin Cowan, Chester (17th, 8.13 meters); Girls: Kailyn Absher, Chester (7th, 9.23 meters), Briley Miles, Chester (12th, 7.92 meters), Alyssa Seymour, Chester (15th, 6.66 meters), Rylie Conley, Chester (20th, 5.94 meters)

Running events

4x800-meter relay: Boys: Chester (2nd, 10:00.3); Girls: Chester (4th, 13:39.3)

4x100 relay: Boys: Chester (4th, 48.3); Girls: Chester (3rd, 56.1)

100 hurdles: Girls: Jasemine Merideth, Chester (10th, 22.1), Maleia Absher, Chester (11th, 22.2)

100: Boys: Aiden Jany, Chester (1st, 11.2), Will Schuwerk, Chester (6th, 12.2); Girls: Camrynn Howie, Chester (6th, 15.2), Mabry Wingerter, Chester (9th, 15.4), Amanda Kennon, Chester (14th, 17.1)

800: Boys: Jacob Handel, Chester (4th, 2:16.4); Girls: Madi Kribs, Chester (10th, 3:21.0)

4x200 relay: Girls: Chester (2nd, 2:01.6)

400: Boys: Aiden Jany, Chester (1st, 52.2), Garret Hopkins, Chester (6th, 1:02.5); Girls: Gianna Eggemeyer, Chester (5th, 1"10.2), Josalynn Anaya, Chester (12th, 1:19.7), Bethany Baughman, Chester, (17th, 1:30.9)

300 hurdles: Boys: Jacob Cowell, Chester (4th, 46.6)

1600 (1-Mile) run: Blake Farmer, Chester (6th, 5:32.6); Girls: Maria Nickle, Chester (7th, 7:35.6)

200: Boys: Aiden Jany, Chester (2nd, 23.5), Will Schuwerk, Chester (4th, 25.2); Girls: Camrynn Howie, Chester (3rd, 30.2), Gianna Eggemeyer, Chester (5th, 30.6), Paige Vasquez, Chester (6th, 30.8), Alyssa Seymour, Chester (12th, 33.9)

4x400 relay: Boys: Chester (2nd, 4:03.0); Girls: Chester (6th, 5:16.9)