West Frankfort tourney
Massac County’s Lady Patriots track team has had a fair amount of success this spring as Leilani Hill and Emily Hoard have become dominant in their main events.
In last week’s conference tournament at West Frankfort, Massac’s Leilani Hill swept the Ohio division 200-, 400- and 800M sprints.
Hoard placed in a pair of hurdle events and won the triple jump. Hoard has become a force in the triple jump this spring.
Alexxus Thompson finished second in the discus throw, and McKenzie Dorris placed fourth in the high jump. Hill avenged her lone loss in the 800 to Murphysboro’s Brandi DeDecker at West Frankfort .
flying high again
What do Massac County, Waterloo and Chester have in common?
Terrific prep high jumpers!
Justin Kretchmer of Waterloo is the defending Class 2A high jump champ, while Kyle Landon of Chester is the Class A king.
Speaking of kings, Massac County’s Alex King has firmly ensconced himself among the state’s elite leapers.
King has raised his personal record to 6’11” with an April 16 jump at Harrisburg.
King trails only Landon in the region as Landon also raised his best with a 7’2” leap this year.
Landon’s leap is currently the third best in the nation with only a 7’3” jump ahead of it.
Waterloo’s Kretchmer remains in the hunt as he, like King, is looking to clear 7 feet this year.
Landon and King will meet again at the state meet in late May.
Lady Patriots eye
Massac County’s Lady Patriots soccer team might be peaking at the right time as they head to regionals this week. The girls played Kelly High School out of Missouri to a 2-2 tie last Thursday.
Both goals by the Lady Patriots were by Haley Williams with an assist going to Abbie Hosman on one of them.
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