Dual Meet Record

1975 - 2016

252 - 64  (.797)

Team Championships

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Richwoods Records

Entering 2016 Season

4x800 9:45.5 Lynch, Ivory, Wood, Robertson '90
4x100 :48.3 Detra, Marks, C. Nash, Yates '13
3200 10:51.7 Amy Guard '00
100H :14.2 Brenna Detra '13
100 :11.8 Alisha Smith '04
800 2:15.5 Hallema Ivory '91
4x200 1:42.6 Johnson, Mitchell, Ross, Thomas '08
400 :56.3 Brenna Detra '13
300H :42.6 Brenna Detra '13
1600 5:09.0 Amy Guard '00
200 :24.2 Brenna Detra '12
4x400 4:00.9 Jackson, Lynch, Huffman, Ivory '90
SP 40'10¼" Jewel Sanders '06
Disc 148' 7" Jewel Sanders '06
LJ 19' 0" Brenna Detra '13
TJ 38' 5" Donielle Ross '08
HJ 5' 7" Alex Starks '07
PV 8' 8" Natalie Robbins '09

2016 IHSA Class AA

Qualifying Standards

4x800 9:52.80
4x100 :50.40
3200 11:37.20
100 H :15.90
100 :12.80
800 2:23.30
4x200 1:47.50
400 1:00.00
300 H :47.70
1600 5:20.90
200 :26.30
4x400 4:09.10
Shot Put 37' 11"
Discus 112' 2"
 Long Jump 16' 11.5"
Triple Jump 34' 9"
High Jump 5' 1"
 Pole Vault 9' 7"

 

1975 - The First Year


The book on Richwoods High School Women's Track and Field was  opened in the 1974 - 1975 school year. The IHSA had only fully recognized girls' track as a competitive sport the preceding season.

The memo to the right which documents the preparations for setting the schedule for the Knights' first season also shows the members of the original Richwoods High School Women's Track and Field to have been:

  • Sally Adams
  • Joyce Billings
  • Cheryl Coker
  • Eileen Flanagan
  • Debbie Fuger
  • Lynn Gannon
  • Cheryl Helfer
  • Beth Hutchinson
  • Laura Hutt
  • Diane Kahn
  • Kate Kelly
  • Leah Lynch
  • Sharon Marr
  • Sheri Moore
  • Carol Munro
  • Kathy Noack
  • Kris Orth
  • Marcy Overturf
  • Mary Richardson
  • Bev Roland
  • Vikki Sheets
  • Julie Trotter

Regular Season Competition

 Competition began on April 15, 1975 with a triangular meet against Manual and Limestone. The first event to be run by the Knights was the 110 yard hurdles. That race set the stage for the Knights long tradition of success when it produced the first Richwoods woman trackster victory with Cheryl Helfer having won in :16.3 seconds. The original score sheet from that race is below left. The Knights went on winning 11 of the 17 events in their first meet. The event scoresheet from the meet may be seen below in the middle right. The final scores saw Richwoods with 75 points, Limestone 72, and Manual  24. The original team score sheet may be seen below right.

 The Knights went on to finish the regular season with a record of 6-1, the lone loss - by a single point to IVC.

1975 Richwoods Meet Results

4 / 15 / 75 Richwoods  75 Limestone  72 Manual  24
4 / 17 / 75 Richwoods  76 Normal  61 Dee - Mac  40
4 / 29 / 75 Richwoods  81 Limestone  60  
4 / 30 / 75 Richwoods  94 Spalding/AOL  25  
5 /   5 / 75 IVC  66 Richwoods  65  

District Competition

 May 9, 1975 Richwoods traveled to Galesburg to compete  in the IHSA District Meet (now known as the Sectional Meet). This was the qualifying event for the State Championship. The Knights won 5 events at District, each a meet record (complete meet records list from 1975 below middle right):

  • Vikki Sheets - 80 yd. Hurdles - :11.3
  • Bev Roland - 2 Mile - 11:22
  • Vikki Sheets, Sharon Marr, Cheryl Helfer, Sheri Moore - 880 yd. Relay - 1:49.5
  • Sheri Moore - High Jump - 5'  2"
  • Cheryl Helfer - Long Jump - 16' 8¾"

As the Peoria Journal Star article (below right) which reported the event noted, the Knights qualified 9 individual events and 2 relays for the State Championship meet. (Event results shown below middle left) The winning Richwoods effort produced 56 points and overwhelmed the 26 teams competing against them. (Team score sheet below left) Galesburg's 29 points were enough to net second place for the Silver Streaks.

State Competition

The following week the qualifying Knights competed at the IHSA State Championship. The strong performances produced the entire season by Richwoods continued at State. The Knights provided three medal winning  performances:

  • Bev Roland - 3rd Place - 2 Mile Run
  • Sheri Moore - 7th Place - 440 Yard Dash
  • Vikki Sheets, Cheryl Helfer, Sheri Moore, Lynn Gannon - 6th Place - 440 Yard Relay
     

Top Performances

The 1975 Richwoods Women's Track & Field Team led by Mrs. Nelson, in her only season as coach,  had produced a sterling opening chapter to the Richwoods Women's Track & Field story. The team's top performances that season were

Event Performance Event Leader
4 x 110 y :51.4 Vikki Sheets, Cheryl Helfer, Sheri Moore, Lynn Gannon
2 mi 11:22.7 Bev Roland
110 y HH :14.8 Cheryl Helfer
100 y :11.7 Lynn Gannon
880 y 2:29.1 Sherri Moore
4 x 220 y 1:49.5 Sharon Marr, Cheryl Helfer, Cheryl Coker, Vikki Sheets
50 y :06.2 Lynn Gannon
440 y :59.6 Sheri Moore
80 y HH :11.3 Vikki Sheets
1 mi 5:31.0 Bev Roland
220 y :26.9 Sharon Marr
4 x 440 y 4:46.3 Kris Orth, Beth Hutcheson, Kathy Noack, Sharon Marr
 
Discus 74' 2" Leah Lynch
Shot Put 31' 8" Diane Kahn
High Jump 5' 2" Sheri Moore
Long Jump 16' 9.5" Cheryl Helfer
Triple Jump 28'  0" Eileen Flanagan