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The West Central High School Track & Field teams headed to Bushnell on Friday night March 31, for a quadrangular meet with BPC, Westmer, and Camp Point Central/ Southeastern, minus several team members who had qualified for the Indoor Prep Times State Meet in Champaign.
Despite cold weather, strong winds, and fewer athletes, the Heat caught fire in Bushnell. For the girls, Lindsey Dilsaver led the way with a win in the 100 hurdles (18.6), third in the 200 and the long jump, and was part of the girls 4x100 which finished second with Ciara Robinson, Amber Mann, and Shayna Perry.
Mann also took second in the 100 hurdles, 4th in the 100 dash, and 4th in the triple jump. Robinson also finished 4th in the discus. Perry added a 5th place in the 200 dash.
The boys from West Central fared well, led by Layton Housman's first place finish in the 800 meter run (2:16.1); and 2nd place in the 1600 (5:16.7).
Stephen Lindo contributed a 2nd in the High jump (5'8"), a 4th in the 300 hurdles, and was on the 3rd place 4x100 relay (51.6), with Bill Blakely, Dan Koopmans, and Seth Carlson.
Blakely also took 3rd in the Triple jump and 4th in the long jump while Koopmans took 2nd in the 400 dash (58.0). Carlson added a 2nd in the 200 dash (26.1).
Charlie Smith paced himself to 2nd place in the 3200 meter run (12:17.4) and also added a 5th in the 1600. Josh Harkness powered his way to 2nd place in the discus (118'6"), and 5th in the shot put (40'3.5").