Outmanned but Presentable

6th Place at Rock Island


Team Standings

1.   Moline  (258)

2.   Rock Island (254)

3.   Homewood-Flossmore (199)

4.   Sterling (152)

5.   Palatine Fremd (123.5)

6.   Richwoods (99)

7.   Geneseo (79.5)

8.   Peoria Notre Dame (73)

9.   Rock Island Alleman (58)

10. East Peoria (54)

11. United Township (51)

12. Pekin (39)

13. Machesney Park Harlem (34)

14. Peoria High (16)



   The Knights were faced with a very strong field of 14 teams at the Rock Island "A-B-C" Invitational. Nonetheless, the Knights proved again to be competitive in placing 6th for a second consecutive years. The top 6 teams from last year repeated with Moline and Rock Island trading places as did Homewood-Flossmore and Sterling.

    The Knights' Alisha Smith ran :25.81 FAT (:25.6 conversion) in the 200 meter dash - a mark substantially under the :26.14 standard that must be met at sectional to qualify for the state championships. Also, narrowly missing qualifying standard was the second place 4 x 200 relay of Barbara Hale, Laura Unes, Ashley Gordon and Alisha Smith with a season best of 1:47.96 (1:47.8 conversion) which places the group at 14th in the all time RHS best list. Other placements in Richwoods All Time Best Lists were Julie Kaspar moving into a tie for 13th in the High Jump with her 4'  8" effort, and Brittney Wallace claiming 16th place in the 100 Hurdles with her :17.8 converted timing.

    The Knights lone win of the day was Ashley Gordon's :12.9 in the 100 meter dash "C" class.