Track and Field

PBL senior-to-be Jonathan Muller competes in USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Jonathan Muller, a Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior-to be, competed in the United States of America Track and Field Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships last weekend.
 
Muller finished 34th out of 63 participants in the men's long jump age 17-18 division with a leap of 21-6.

PBL graduate Aleeka Gentzler named to all-academic team

MONMOUTH -- Aleeka Gentzler, a sophomore-to-be girls track and field athlete at Monmouth College, was named to the Midwest Conference All-Academic team for the 2016-17 academic year.
 
Gentzler, an education major who graduated from Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School in 2016, was one of more than 100 Monmouth College student-athletes
representing 20 sports and

PBL's Jonathan Muller competes in USATF Junior Olympic qualifier

BOURBONNAIS -- Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior-to-be Jonathan Muller competed last weekend at the United States of America Track and Field Junior Olympic qualifier in Bourbonnais.
 
"We entered in it to see how he would do, and ended up in first place," said Thomas Rubarts, a PBL High School assistant boys track and field coach.
 
Mulle

GCMS High School girls track and field acting head coach Seeff Grauer selected as Ford County Record's Co-Coach of the Year

GIBSON CITY — According to Seeff Grauer, Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School athletic director Mike Allen was looking for a familiar face as he searched for an acting head coach for the girls track and field team.
 
Erica Kostoff had to take a year off from her duties as the team's head coach this past spring due to her newborn baby being in the neonatal intensive c

Cole Eshleman chosen as Ford County Record Co-Athlete of the Year for 2016-17

PAXTON -- Cole Eshleman has played a big part in a successful run for Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School athletics.
 
During his junior and senior seasons, the Panthers compiled a combined 119-30 record in football, boys basketball and baseball -- all teams on which Eshleman participated. 
 
The football team reached the second round of the

PBL High School boys track and field athletes receive team awards

PAXTON -- Kody Harrison and Garrett Bachtold were recognized for their qualification for the IHSA Class 1A state meet at the Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School boys track and field team's awards night last Wednesday at Monical's Pizza in Paxton.
 
Bachtold was also recognized for his school record in the pole vault at 13-0.

PBL High School girls track and field athletes receive team awards

Panther Award: Gracie Smith 
Senior Award: Shannon Carlson 
Best Jumper: Ariana Gentzler 
Best Sprinter: Kaitlyn Crabb
Best Distance: Evie Ellis
Best Thrower: Kaitlyn Riffle
Overall MVP: Emily Graves  

PBL's Andrew Zenner named Ford County Record's Co-Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Spring

PAXTON -- On Thursday, Andrew Zenner was given the Ford County Record's Co-Athlete of the Year and Male Athlete of the Spring Awards.
 
Ten days earlier, Zenner had a day that resulted in signature team and individual accomplishments.
 
The Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School senior struck out 10 batters as the Panthers defeated Bismarck-Henning 2

GCMS girls track and field athlete Delanie Dykes named 2017 Ford County Record Female Athlete of the Spring

GIBSON CITY -- The next season has already begun for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School girls track and field athlete Delanie Dykes.
 
One day after the Ford County Record gave her its Female Athlete of the Spring Award, and less than two weeks after claiming a sixth-place medal in the 800-meter run at the IHSA Class 1A state meet, the sophomore Dykes is starting o

Area college catchup (May 29, 2017)

Brea Walker -- The former Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley standout allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walk while striking out one batter through 6 2/3 innings for Illinois Wesleyan in a 6-0 loss to Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday that eliminated the Titans in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
 
The loss ended IWU's season with a record of 37-15.

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