Salt Fork's Kimbro steals show
CATLIN — In her first Vermilion County track and field meet, Salt Fork freshman Jenny Kimbro won the maximum four individual events and established the only two records set in the girls’ division.
She sprinted past the competition in the 100-meter hurdles (14.95 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (46.86), breaking a 23-year-old record in the 100s and a 6-year-old mark in the 300s. Kimbro also won the long and high jumps.
The host Storm had two other double winners in Abby Nicholson (shot put and discus) and Toria Plotner (200 and 400), but defending team champion Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac, coached by Lynn Anderson, won all four relays en route to its third crown in four years.
Hoopeston Area’s Madie Brown was triumphant in the 1,600 and 3,200 distance races.
In the team chase, Salt Fork was second and Bismarck-Henning third.
In the boys’ meet, Georgetown-Ridge Farm/Chrisman, coached by Tom Kulbartz, continued its team mastery. The Buffaloes’ crown was their eighth in the past decade.
Tyler Owen (triple jump and high jump) was a double winner for G-RF/C.
The lone meet record was set by Salt Fork’s Alec Dutton in the discus (167-3). Dutton broke a 19-year-old mark by 7-3.
Three individual double winners, Salt Fork’s Nick Hedges (100 and 200), Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac’s Jon Davis (800 and 1,600), and Salt Fork’s Taylor Kirby (110 and 300 hurdles) also ran a leg on winning relays.
Salt Fork placed second and O/A-P third in the six-school boys’ meet.