The Chester High School Lady Jacket Track and Field Team finished third out of 15 teams at the 2022 IHSA Class 1A sectional meet in DuQuoin.
DuQuoin was the winner of the Sectional with 193 points, followed by Pinckneyville (2nd, 51); Chester (3rd, 43); Sesser-Valier (4th, 42); Johnston City (5th Tie, 36); McLeansboro Hamilton County (5th Tie, 36); Pope County (7th Tie, 28); Vienna (7th Tie, 28); Christopher (9th, 26); Carmi-White County (10th, 25); Goreville (11th, 24); West Frankfort (12th, 9); Steeleville (13th, 7); Cairo (14th Tie, 2); and Eldorado (14th Tie, 2).
Chester had one athlete qualify to advance to the state meet. Junior Emma Eggemeyer finished second in the shot put with a throw of 10.86 meters.
"This was a tough Sectional," said head coach Jenny Cartwright. "DuQuoin was unstoppable with 193 points. The next closest team was Pinckneyville, who scored 51 points. Our girls competed well and finished third and sent one athlete, Emma Eggemeyer, to state in the shot put. I am proud of all of our athletes!"
Lady Jacket results
4 X 800: Chester (4th, 13:51.65)
Discus: Briley Miles (8th, 26.66 Meters) and Alyssa Seymour (11th, 21.97 Meters)
100: Jasemine Merideth (5th, 18.31) and Paige Vasquez (7th, 19.08)
High Jump: Jasemine Merideth (5th, 1.42 Meters) and Mabry Wingerter (6th, 1.32 Meters)
100: Kailyn Absher (9th, 14.26) and Mabry Wingerter (15th, 14.61)
800: Madison Kribs (9th, 3:04.49) and Rylie Conley (12th, 3:39.99)
Long Jump: Kailyn Absher (4th, 4.74 Meters) and Mabry Wingerter (10th, 3.99 Meters)
4x200 Relay: Chester (4th, 1:57.64) Hannah Blechle, Camrynn Howie, Paige Vasquez, and Gianna Eggemeyer.
400: Maleia Absher (11th, 1:17.72) and Amanda Kennon (14th, 1:21.64)
Pole Vault: Hannah Blechle (4th, 2.14 Meters)
300 Hurdles: Jasemine Merideth (5th, 53.12)
1600 (1-Mile): Maria Nickle (9th, 7:39.69)
Shot Put: Emma Eggemeyer (2nd, 10.85 Meters) and Kailyn Absher (7th, 9.44 Meters)
200: Camrynn Howie (7th, 29.92) and Josalynn Anaya (16th, 32.82)
4x400 Relay: Chester (3rd, 4:29.49) Gianna Eggemeyer, Hannah Blechle, Mabry Wingerter, and Jasemine Merideth.
Triple Jump: Paige Vasquez (3rd, 9.96 Meters) and Bethany Baughman (7th, 7.80 Meters)