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Du Quoin girls set records at Benton Invite

  • The Du Quoin High School girls track team has been setting a torrid pace of late, breaking records and winning meets in the process.

    The Du Quoin High School girls track team has been setting a torrid pace of late, breaking records and winning meets in the process.
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BY CURTIS WINSTON
Contributing Writer
updated: 4/17/2019 1:21 AM

BENTON -- The Du Quoin Indians girls track and field squad won the Don Webb Invitational on Monday afternoon, competing against a dozen or so area rivals and breaking three meet records.

"Another strong performance," said girls track head coach Shane Boyett. "We broke three meet records -- the 4x400, 4x800 and the mile."

Junior Gabrielle Alongi set the mile record, running the 1600 meters in 5:28. She also anchored the record-setting relay runs with teammates Olivia Phillips, Jacqueline Crain and Grace Alongi, with 4:11.52 in the 440 and 10:04.20 in the 800.

"Du Quoin won every race except the 3200 and 300 lows, and we got third and second in those, too," Boyett said.

Freshman Jalynn Wood blazed through the 100-meter hurdles to break the tape at 16.64. She had 49.48 in the 300 hurdles for second place. Wood also tied for a win in the pole vault with sophomore teammate Maddie Robison at 8 feet 6 inches.

Senior Madison Davis won the 100 meter with 12.99 followed by Ayanna Dunklin in second. Davis also won the 200 with 27.26, and she anchored the winning 4x100 and 4x200 teams.

Phillips, a freshman, was first in the 800 meters with 2:29.28 while classmate Maddie Decker was third in the 3200 with 12:28.57.

Junior Elizabeth Bird contributed points in the high jump for a fourth-place finish at 5 feet while sophomore Aubrey Barwick threw the discus for a fourth-place 91 feet 10 inches and was seventh in the shot put with a 30 feet 10 inches.

Du Quoin was the overall points leader of the 14 teams, with 172, ahead of Marion with 97, Herrin with 76.5 and host Benton with 68. Other teams were Carterville, Carmi-White County, Massac County, Christopher, Johnston City, West Frankfort, Fairfield, Goreville and Harrisburg.