Area High School Athletes Set for State Girls Track Meets


Published on May 21 2014 8:50 am
Last Updated on May 21 2014 9:04 am
Written by Millie Lange

Members of the Effingham St. Anthony High School girls track team headed to state are, left to right, Kristen Slaughter, Lauren Wendt, Elizabeth Falconberg and Anna Sophia Keller.

The area will be well represented this weekend at the Class 1A and Class 2A State Girls Track Meets at O'Brien Stadium on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

The Class 1A preliminaries will be held Thursday while the Class 2A and 3A preliminaries will take place Friday. The finals will be held Saturday for all three classes.

Effingham St. Anthony's Anna Sophia Keller will be competing in the 1600 and 3200 where she has the No. 1 and No. 2 times in the state. Keller has the top time coming into the state meet in the 1600 at 5:08.31 minutes. The freshman has the second best time in the 3200 at 10:37.00. The best time was turned in by Kelsey Hildreth of Byron, a senior, in 10:32.02.

Newton's 800 relay team of McKendra Barthelme, Taylor Johnson, Madison Kinder and Hannah Litzelman have the second best time of 1:47.75 minutes. The best time was clocked by Aurora Christian in 1:45.78.

St. Anthony's Kristin Slaughter and Teutopolis' Rachel Westendorf are tied for the third best vault in the pole vault at 10 feet, 6 inches. Newton's McKendra Barthelme is tied for fourth in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 3/4 inches.

Following are the athletes competing from the area.


Pole Vault – Kristin Slaughter (St. Anthony), Rachel Westendorf (Teutopolis), Hannah Bueker (Teutopolis)

High Jump – Anna Hartke (Teutopolis), Katie Hostetter (Windsor)

Long Jump – Courtney Croy (Neoga), Olivia Ott (Neoga), McKendra Barthelme (Newton)

Triple Jump – Taylor Rich (Neoga), Michelel Schmidt (Teutopolis)

Shot – Reise Wyatt (Newton)

Discus – Reise Wyatt (Newton)

100 – Hannah Litzelman (Newton)

200 – Leah  Goldstein (Altamont), Hannah Litzelman (Newton)

400 – Brittany  Wallace (Cumberland), Megan Weichman (Teutopolis)

800 – Madison Butler (Neoga), Lexie Davidson (Newton)

1600 – Anna Sophia Keller (St. Anthony)

3200 – Anna Sophia Keller (St. Anthony)

100 Hurdles – McKendra Barthelme (Newton)

300 Hurdles – McKendra Barthelme (Newton)

Discus – Molly Hill (Brownstown/St. Elmo)

400 Relay – Neoga (Kellie Kastl, Demmie Long, Taylor Rich, Mallori Harshman)

800 Relay – Neoga (Courtney Croy, Jaycie Royi, Mallori Harshman, Olivia Ott), Newton (McKendra Barthelme, Taylor Johnson, Madison Kinder, Hannah  Litzelman)

1600 Relay – St. Anthony (Lauren Wendt, Elizabeth Falconburg, Anna Sophia Keller, Kristin Slaughter)

Cumberland (Brittany Wallace, Logan Peters,  Shaina Oakley, Tegan Beard)

3200 Relay – Cumberland (Leah Hutchison, Logan Peters, Brittany Wallace, Tegan Beard)

Teutopolis (Michelle Schmidt, Emma Repking, Elena Breer, Megan Weichman)


800 – Shayna Phillips (Effingham)