GHS Hosts Huge Track Meet

Despite a wind of over 40 miles per hour, the 7th annual Greenville High School Invitational track meet was held Saturday.

Sixteen schools, each with a boy’s and girl’s team competed in the meet with Mattoon winning the boy’s and girl’s team titles.

Greenville’s boy’s team finished tied for 9th with 42 points.

Mahari Holt won the 400 meter run and finished 4th in the 100 meter dash, David Pearman was 3rd in the discus, David Holden, 3rd in the 200 meter dash, 4th in the high jump and 8th in the triple jump; Colin Kessinger, 5th in the 800 meter run, and Ryker Grove, 8th in the mile run.

The Lady Comets placed 10th among the teams with 29 points.

Taylor Kalous bettered her own record in the discus. Her best throw of 115 feet, 4 inches, claimed 1st place. She was also 6th in the shot put.

Madelyn Daiber finished 3rd in the shot put, Kalie Meadows was 5th in the high jump and 6th in the triple jump; Cameryn Gan, 6th in the 100 meter hurdles; and Cheyanne Hulvey, 8th in the pole vault.

The strong wind forced the boy’s pole vault event to be canceled.