Collinsville girls track begins season at Triad Invite
If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
By Mark Jurgena
It was opening day for the Collinsville High girls track team as they traveled to Principia College in Elsah for the Triad Invitational.
Several Kahoks posted personal records during the meet.
The only first place finisher was the freshman/sophomore 4×200 meter relay team of Deairra Spears, Ashley Janini, Brooklyn Dixon, and Talesha Gilmore. They registered a time of 1:55.4.
Several CHS athletes finished in second place.
Ragin Clemons placed second in the varsity 60 meters with a PR of 8.26 seconds.
“She’s been leading the team so far this year,” said CHS coach Adam Blair. “She’s worked really hard in the offseason. I’m really glad to see girls like that have success early in the season.”
In the varsity 200 meters, Spears ran a PR with a time of 27.89 seconds to place second while Clemons ran a PR of 28.25 to take fourth place.
Spears took third place in the F/S 60 meters.
In the 60, she set PRs in both the prelims and the finals. Her time of 8.20 seconds was only .01 behind the second place finisher.
Craig Hall took third place in the shot put with a throw of 9.98 meters or 32’ 9”.
Additionally, Carly Jackson pushed past the 30-foot mark for the first time.
The Kahoks had a new indoor school record in the 3,200 meters.
Catalina Jimenez ran a time of 13:31.
“She’s a rock star out there,” said Blair. “She’s not afraid of anything. I love to watch her compete.”
Mackenzie King and Pauline Gutierrez both ran PRs in the prelims and finals of the 60-meter hurdles. King ran an 11.99 in the F/S finals while Gutierrez ran an 11.77 in the varsity finals.
The team travels to Marion today for their next meet.