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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 The Region News mtzion region news @ comcast, net Page 5 Region ]0000ews Sports Trevor Brothers, Sports Editor High School Boys Track Results The Mt. Zion High School Boys Track team competed this past week with many career and personal bests. The distance runners have picked up where they left off in cross country. All season they have improved their times. So far this season 6 boys have run under 5 minutes for the mile. On Thursday at the Apollo Varsity Meet Junior Joe Fritzsche and Sophomore Jake Brown had their best performances ever. Joe won the 3200 (2-mile) with an outstanding time of 9 minutes and 39 seconds. This was the 2nd meet in a row that Joe has run under 9:40. Jake placed 3rd in the 3200 with a time of 9:48.6, which is awfully good for a sophomore. Then both boys came back in the mile to run all time PRs. Joe cut 7 seconds off his 1600 (mile) running 4:35.3, placing 3rd overall. Jake took 5 seconds off his all time best and ran 4:42.7 and placed 9th in the very strono field of runners. 800 meter specialist Drew Bandelow placed 2nd in the 800 in 2:04.0 after being seeded 6th coming into the meet. Other Varsity Highlights included: Chris Grimestad 4th in the 300 IH after falling over the next to last hurdle. Nathan Stewart 3rd in the shot, Mason Clark 4th in the discus, Aaron Perry 4th in the long ,jump and Evan Larson cleared 12' in the pole vault to finish 8th. The 400 relay team of Chris Grimestad. Dylan Graft, Austin Ray, and Evan Larson placed 5th. In Saturday's frosh-soph Apollo two boys had outstanding days. Craig Kinney running the 110 HH for the first time ever placed 2nd in a time of 16:68. Then he came back to win the 300 IH by a lae margin in a time of 44.55. Sprinter Austin Ray continues to improve. Austin turned in 2 PRs. He placed 3rd in the 100 in 11.57 and 5th in the 200 with a very good time of 23.76. Discus thrower Matt Rodgers placed 2nd. Evan Larson was 4th in the pole vault at 12' and Gage Barrows placed 6th in the triple jump. submitted by Coach Bill Harbeck. Girls High School Track records set Sarah White broke the 800m record set in 2009 by Haley Mathes. Sarah set a time of 2:28.8 replacing the old record by over 3 seconds. Other I st place finishes in last night's meet were Nasrin Hosseini in the 2-mile and Brooke Staley in the 800m. Personal bests were Hannah Jordan 2:41 in the 800. Katelyn Marshall 57.9 in the 300 hurdles and Brooke Flesch 2nd in the discus with a best throw of 78 feet 8 inches and 29 feet 2 inches in shot. submitted by Kelly Fox Girls Track Coach. MZ Jr. High Track take County Title Mt. Zion Junior High Track Results The Mt. Zion Jr. High track teams have claimed back to back victories recently at their invitational track meets. The Jr. High Braves took the Macon County Invitational title on Thursday, April 21 st. The boys and girls both finished first in their divisions and won the overall title by over 100 points over the 2 "d place team. There were 11 teams total at the Macon County Invitational. They were back in action again this past Saturday, April 30 'h hosting the Mt. Zion Invitational. The 8 *h grade girls finished first, while the 7 *h grade girls finished tied for 1 *. The 8 .h grade boys were 2 "d overall and the T h grade boys finished 3 d out of 8 teams. The Braves easily won the team title again in this meet. The teams will have 3 more meets before participating in the IESA Sectional meet at Rochester on Saturday, May 14'". Great job Braves! Pictured Above: Members of the Mt. Zion Junior High Track Team took the Macon County Invitational Title on Thursday, April 21 st. information submitted by Jeff Shumate. A look at 40 years of Mt. Zion History through th e R egio n News! 10 years agothis weekin the -The Mt. Zion Class of 2001 Region News (2001) Graduated. Brock Droll was [ Let Me Be Your IPersnalBankerl[1 GREG GRUETER Vitae th'esident Loans www.bvnb,com t BUENA VISTA NATIONAL BANK 3795 North Wtdford, Decatur, IL 217-877-6809 Fax 217-877-6835 Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow i:iii!ii!!!iii!i?  ! i Valedictorian, Salutatorians were Thomas Drochner. Robert Beal, and Sarah Tomlinson. The most memorable portion of the commencement exercise came out of an "uncensored" speech by Class President Janine Fletcher as Fletcher stated discontent with MZ administration and staff in handling situations regarding fellow classmates of the class of 2001. Class President of Class of 2001 Janine Fletcher is pictured above in photo # 2. 20 years ago this week in the Region News (1991) -Mayor Harry Ashworth proclaimed the week of May 13-17th Lobby Education Week in Mt. Zion. Monica Heseman encouraged teachers to write letters to State law officials to provide funding for MZ schools. Pictured above: Mayor Harry Ashworth presenting proclamation to Monica Heseman and the rest of the Mt. Zion Legislative Advisory Council-Linda Cravens, Cheryl Clark, Debbie Holeman-Shipp, Gary Bilyeu, Bob Flider, Deborah Webb, Jerry Eiffert, Barbara Christensen, Londa Reffett, Turnin' Back Time Photo Gallery Turnin' Back Time (A look back at 40 ),ears of Mr. Zion Community history through the Region News) t Karen Kammeier, Ken Hendriksen. Pictured above in photo # 4. 30 years ago this week in the Region News (1981) - Mt. Zion High School May Senior of the Month was Doug Maxeiner. His savings bond award is being provided by Counselor/Teacher Bruce Curry in photo # 1 above. -Vern and Anna Mae Brueggemann are pictured above in photo # 3 on a visit to Egypt with members of the Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. 40 years ago this week in the Region News (1971) -Mt. Zion Top High School Seniors recognized in the Region News were Raymond Wise, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. 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