Saturday warm-up highlights: Vikings and Chargers head to indoor track meets | Sports

BOURBONNAIS — Danville Athletics recorded eight top-10 finishes Saturday at the 17-team Olivet Nazarene Invitational, an indoor event held at the Perry Center on the school’s campus.

Matthew Thomas was the top performer, providing a pair of second-place results in the men’s competition. He was second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.89 seconds) and the pole vault (13 feet, 9 1/4 inches). The other Viking boys to finish in the top 10 of the respective events were Davari Boyd (seventh in the long jump, 19-1 1/2) and Semaj Taylor (10th in shot put, 41-5 3/4).

On the girls’ side, four Danville athletes placed in the top 10.

Neveah Jones and mariyah brown finished seventh in the 60 hurdles and high jump, respectively, with Jones clocking 10.66 and Brown jumping 4-7. Karena Mayfield added an eighth-place shot put of 28-7 3/4, and Allison Thompson clinched 10th place in the 800m race with a time of 2 minutes, 44.96 seconds.

Hunt paces Chargers women’s athletics

ROCKFORD— Noelle Hunt earned three top-10 finishes for Centennial Girls’ Athletics at Saturday’s Rockford Auburn Invitational, an indoor event.

Hunt placed second in the pole vault clearing 9ft 6in, took fourth place in the 400m with a time of 1 minute, 5.05 seconds and was sixth in the 200m with a time of 28.22.

The Chargers have added additional screens from the top 10 of Annika Blackburn (third in the 3200m race, 13:11.00), Brooklynn Sweikar (eighth in the 400m, 1:06.53) and the tandem of the 800 relay of Jemima Nzeza, Sophie Hartman, Lidia Feliciana and Monique Masengu (eighth in 2:04.44).

Colin Likas is the preparation coordinator at The News-Gazette. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter at @clikasNG.

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