The Bureau Valley girls repeated as the Byron Invitational champions Saturday.
Led by first-place finishes from Saige Barnett (shot put), Haley Weidner (1600), Kamryn Kolb (55, 200) and the 4x200 relay, the Storm (101) won the meet by 22 points over Winnebago (79).
This is the third time in Bureau Valley history in which the Storm have won this invitational.
Bureau Valley is the smallest school in the 12-team field.
The BV 4x200 relay of Marissa Endress, Carly Konneck, Addison Moreland and Kamryn Kolb clocked a winning time of 1:54.91.
Barnett won the shot put by more than five feet with a throw of 37-11.
The freshman Kolb won the 55 meters (7.81) with Konneck taking second (7.94). Kolb also won the 200 (27.7) and placed third in the long jump (15-3).
Weidner turned in a top 1600 time of 5:50.15 and placed second in the 3200 (11:57.75).
At Monmouth: Kendra Cain placed 10th for Princeton in Saturday’s Galesburg Silver Streak Last Chance Indoor Meet at Monmouth College.
At Bloomington: Amboy/LaMoille ran at the Clinton Last Chance Invitational at Illinois Wesleyan University. Clipper Ashley Althaus will return to IWU as the 15th seed in the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet Friday.
St. Bede 10, Bureau Valley 0: Hailey Short pitched a three-hit shutout as the Lady Bruins made short work of the Storm Monday at Tower Field at the academy. She fanned four and walked one.
Short also helped herself at the dish going 2-2 with a homer and three RBIs,
The Lady Bruins collected 10 hits off BV freshman pitcher Mackenzie Law. Katie Plankenhorn went 3-4 with a double and RBI and Ally Borkowski had a two-run double.
Senior Laura Phillips had two hits for the Storm, including a double.
Newman 9, Hall 8: The Comets won a see-saw game as Trinity Martinez crossed the plate for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
“It was solid, competitive game for us. We made a few bad running and mental errors that ended up costing us,” Hall coach Brian Holman said. “Overall, though, if we play like this we’ll be OK moving forward. We showed a lot of guts coming back from 4-1 and 8-5 down to give ourselves a chance.”
Newman jumped ahead with a four-run second inning only to see Hall take a 5-4 lead with two runs in the third and two more in the fourth. Newman added four more in its half of the fourth inning, but Hall tied the game 8-8 with a three-run sixth inning.
Hana Hart (2-4, 2 RBI) and Gabby Englehaupt (2-3, 3B, RBI) led the Lady Devils with two hits each. Janessa Hart and Lauren Bulak each doubled.
Oregon 5, LaMoille/Ohio 3: Tyler Perry went 1-3 with an RBI, Clay Sundburg went 1-4 with an RBI, and Ryan Schultz had a RBI for the Lions.
At Monmouth: Princeton had four top-six finish in the Silver Streak Last Chance Indoor Meet Saturday.
Senior Brett Schenck led the Tigers with wins in the 60 dash (7.11) and 200 dash (23.26).
Also for PHS, Zach Bohms placed third (39-8 1/2) in the triple jump, and Colin Nelson was sixth in the 800 (2:09.99).
“We ran some great times at a really tough meet today,” PHS coach Dan Foes said.