Phillipsburg High School girls’ track team captures league title and breaks records

Published 05/17/2023

Senior Heather Schemper breaks MCL and school long jump record. Photo by Taryn Sides

At the Mid-Continent League track meet held at Phillipsburg on Friday, May 12, the Phillipsburg High School girls’ team captured the league title and saw several MCL and school records fall.

Senior Heather Schemper broke both the school record and the MCL meet record in the longjump when she jumped 18’1”. Schemper had not jumped since middle school and the league meet was her first attempt at the long jump in a meet this season. Schemper won the event.

Schemper also broke her own 400-meter school record with a time of 57.52, which was also a new MCL meet record. Schemper won the race.

Junior Caydence Corman also broke the school record in the pole vault when she vaulted 9’3” to take first.

Individual placings are as follows:

100M: freshman Chloe VanDerVeen, 8th

200M: Schemper 1st, senior Taryn Sides 2nd, senior Trinitti Gross 7th

400M: Schemper 1st, Sides 2nd, Gross 4th

800M: VanDerVeen 5th

300M Hurdles: sophomore Kayla Jacobs 4th

1600M Run: freshman Gabby Poels 9th

4x100M Relay: VanDerVeen, Gross, Jacobs, Sides 2nd

4x400M Relay: Jacobs, Gross, Sides, Schemper 1st

Pole Vault: Corman 1st

Long Jump: Schemper 1st, Caydence Corman 9th

Shot Put: senior Austin Dierking 1st, senior Kaelyn Means 5th

Discus: Means 1st, Dierking 3rd, sophomore Brynn Billings 5th

Javelin: Karissa Keeten 10th

The boys’ track team finished the meet in seventh place with 35.5 points. Hoxie won the meet with 158 points.

Individual placings are as follows:

100M: freshman Tanner Horinek 5th

200M: sophomore Alex VanAllen 6th, Eli Schemper 8th

1600M: Jaidon Allen 7th

110M Hurdles: VanAllen 3rd

4x100M Relay: sophomore Kaden Sisson, junior Eli Schemper, junior Ryan Babcock, VanAllen 5th

4x400M Relay: Schemper, Babcock, Z. Taylor, VanAllen 7th

High Jump: E. Schemper 7th

Pole Vault: junior Trevor Dierking 2nd, sophomore Seth Keeten tie 6th

Long Jump: freshman EJ Hall 5th

Shot Put: junior Rad Rodriguez 4th

Discus: Rodriguez 5th, Trace Hanchett 7th

Javelin: junior Trace Hanchett 3rd, Kayden Hudson 5th