Lady Knights race past Union City

Sister Currie Hultman, a freshman, barley edged her to take first place. The sister duo have developed a friendly sibling rivalry as they excel in the javelin for the Lady Knights.

The Eisenhower girls track and field team turned in another impressive performance in a 109-41 win over Union City on Thursday.

At the top of the list were the efforts of the throwers. Led by Madi Hultman, Currie Hultman, Kirsten Baran and Breanna Vanderhoof, the Lady Knights took all 27 points in the shot put, discus and javelin.

The Hultman sisters, freshman Currie and senior Madi took 1-2 in the javelin, both throwing district qualifying marks.

“It’s a nice little sibling rivalry they have going,” said Eisenhower coach Mike Logue. “I was very pleased with the throwers. It’s a good, senior-led group. The underclassmen are filling in very nicely. The seniors are really teaching the younger ones and we have other younger girls that are just missing placing.”

TerryLee Talaksy once again swept the sprints and teamed with freshman Lily Fedorchuk and Caroline Smelko as well as sophomore Delaney Nizzi to win the 4×400 relay. That quartet posted a district-qualifying time of 4:33.94.

Eisenhower senior Madi Hultman tosses a district qualifying mark in the javelin during Thursday’s meet against Union City.

“The race really wasn’t close – they qualified basically pushing themselves,” Logue said.

Tiffany Work, Nizzi and freshman Michelle Kingsley swept the 100 hurdles, with Nizzi and Kingsley going 1-2 in the 300 hurdles as well.

Three freshmen – Patricia Bortz, Hope Hefright and Emily Wheeler teamed with sophomore Cameran Edwards to win the 4×100 relay, while the senior Work also took first in the high jump.

Logue was pleased with the strong work from his freshmen group.

“Lily Fedorchuk is running well; she ran a 2:47 in the open 800 and came back and ran a nice leg in the 4×4,” he said.

“Kingsley came in and took third in the 100, second in the 300 hurdles and third in the triple jump. The Hefrights (Hope and Payton) are freshmen, Wheeler, Smelko, Vanderhoof … we have a strong group.”

The Lady Knights return to action on Saturday at the Kane Invitational, with action getting underway around 9:45 a.m. They will follow that up with the strong chance of a makeup meet with Otto-Eldred (which was supposed to compete in this meet but couldn’t) early next week before traveling to the Mars Invite next Friday.

– – –


4×800 Relay: 1. Union City 11:51.24

100 Hurdles: 1. Work (E) 17.94; 2. Nizzi (E); 3. Kingsley (E)

100: 1. Talasky (E) 13.34; 2. Edwards (E); 3. P. Bortz (E)

1600: 1. Anaya (U) 6:11.54; 2. Morningstar (E); 3. Paschall (U)

4×100 Relay: 1. Eisenhower (P. Bortz, H. Hefright, Edwards, Wheeler ) 57.34

400: 1. Talasky (E) 1:02.84; 2. Boyd (U); 3. Smelko (E)

300 Hurdles: 1. Nizzi (E) 50.54; 2. Kingsley (E); Rheal (U)

800: 1. Boyd (U) 2:34.34; 2. Fedorchuk (E); 3. Wallin (E)

200: 1. Talasky (E) 28.54; 2. P. Hefright (E); 3. H. Hefight (E)

3200: 1. Anaya (U) 13:31.84; 2. Straight (E); 3. H. Bortz (E)

4×400 Relay: 1. Eisenhower (Talasky, Fedorchuk, Smelko, Nizzi) 4:33.94

Shot Put: 1. Baran (E) 30-10; 2. M. Hultman (E); 3. Vanderhoof (E)

Javelin: 1. C. Hultman (E) 99-0; 2. M. Hultman (E); 3. Baran (E)

Discus: 1. M. Hultman (E) 73-6; 2. C. Hultman (E); 3. Vanderhoof (E)

Long Jump: 1. Nizzi (E) 13-3; 2. Blakesley (U); 3. Edwards (E)

Triple Jump: 1. Blakesley (U) 30-3; 2. Edwards (E); 3. Kingsley (E)

High Jump: 1. Work (E) 4-5; 2. Milburn (E), Morningstar (E)

Pole Vault: 1. Best (U) 6-6; 2. Rheal (U); 3. Smelko (E)