Team winners of the 2018 Logan County Track Meet

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[May 07, 2018] 

The results are in: The 2018 Logan County Track Meet was swept in 7A competition by both the boys and girls of West Lincoln-Broadwell.

The Chester-East Lincoln boys took home the first place plaque for 8A competition and it was the Mount Pulaski Honeybears winning the 8A girls competition.

While Mount Pulaski Coach Sam Brown did not have any record-breaking athletes at county this year, she did have several turn in great personal records and she was extremely proud of her team's performances.

Despite the wind being a huge factor facing standout track athlete Cassidy Clark, the eighth-grader brought home first place in both the shot put and discus. Clark also broke a MPGS record with a throw of 32-5 in the shot put. Her throw of around 90' was nowhere near her best in discus but good enough on Wednesday for the win with the wind. Clark was disappointed but can look forward to state competition this coming weekend. Undoubtedly she has a state record in her sights.

As far as Clark goes, Coach Brown said, "She improves every meet."

As for the rest of the Honeybears, Delaney Howard and Delia Phillips are leading the pack of impressive runners.

Delaney Howard of MPGS ran a 13.3 100m making that her personal best, according to Coach Brown.

Delia Phillips also placed first in the 200m for MPGS.

The MPGS eighth grade track team won first in county last year, so Coach Brown said, "It was on the girls' minds to take home the win again. We have a strong team with some fast girls.

"Delaney holds down the 100m for us and Delia took third in that event.

"Now for the 200m, it's the opposite. Delia ran that race beautifully. As a track coach my favorite part of the day is watching her run a curve and she does it well. Delaney is new to the 200m and I tell her, "Just stay on Delia's heels. We'll take the points."

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Mount Pulaski Honeybears win Logan County 8A Girls Track title.

"Our 4x100 is a half a second behind Chester-East Lincoln," said Coach Brown. The MPGS team here features Delia and Delaney and two sixth graders, Alexis Wade and Grace Davis. "We're working hard to catch CEL. All season we've come up slightly short taking 2nd place."

Track is a passion of Brown's and she admits, "I wish there were two of me to be able to run around and cheer on all the girls."

"This year's eighth grade team has one fifth-grader and I can't wait to see what she brings in future years," continued Brown. She is talking of 5th grader Summer Eskew. "She has a great stride and endurance," added Brown. "We really make our girls team a team. Track is so much more than individual, in my eyes at least."

Congratulations to all the teams that brought home hardware at the 2018 Logan County Track Meet.

Members of the Mount Pulaski Honeybears 8A track team are:

Alanea Cyrulik
Caitlyn Lewis
Alexis Johnson
Cassidy Clark
Grace Davis
Hailee Daigh
Chloe Lewis
Xandria Turner
Summer Eskew
Delia Phillips
Delaney Howard
Karson Mott
Alexis Wade

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